Informatics 2A: Course Schedule and Lecture Slides, Autumn 2014

Links to the lecture slides will become live at the time of the lecture in question. Should you wish to look at the material in advance of the lecture, feel free to look at last year's slides. These are not guaranteed to be identical to this year's slides, but in practice the content will be mostly the same.

WeekLecturesTutorialsPracticalsAssignmentsReadings
1Sep 16: Lecture 1: Introduction and Course Administration (AS)
Sep 18: Lecture 2: Course Roadmap (JL)
Sep 19: Lecture 3: Finite Automata (AS)
-- -- -- Kozen chapters 2,3,5,6; J&M[2nd Ed] chapters 1, 2 (sec 2.2), 16 (intro and sec 16.1); Wikipedia: Chomsky (see Note 1)
2Sep 23: Lecture 4: Constructions on Finite Automata (AS)
Sep 25: Lecture 5: Regular Expressions and Kleene's Theorem (AS)
Sep 26: Lecture 6: Applications to Pattern Matching and Lexing (AS)
-- -- -- Kozen chapter 3, 4, 11, 12, 2
3Sep 30: Lecture 7: Limitations of Regular Languages (AS)
Oct 02: Lecture 8: Context-free Languages (AS)
Oct 03: Lecture 9: Pushdown Automata (AS)
Tutorial 1 Lab 1: Introduction to Python/NLTK, Part I -- Kozen chapter 5, 9; J&M chapter 2; chapter 16.2; Vidal et al. 2005
4Oct 07: Lecture 10: LL(1) Predictive Parsing (AS)
Oct 09: Lecture 11: Automatic Generation of LL(1) Parsers (AS)
Oct 10: Lecture 12: Fixing Problems with Grammars (AS)
Tutorial 2 Lab 2: Introduction to Python/NLTK, Part II -- Earlier year's lecture notes relevant lectures 10 and 11: Note 9, Note 10, Note 12. Earlier year's tutorial sheet.
5Oct 14: Lecture 13: Types and Static Type Checking (AS)
Oct 16: CAREERS LECTURE
Oct 17: Lecture 14: DFAs and Morphological Parsing (JL)
Tutorial 3 Lab 3: Support for Assignment 1 Oct 14: Assignment 1 issued Kozen chapters 26 and 27; J&M sections 3.1--3.7
6Oct 21: Lecture 15: Parts-of-speech and the Lexicon in Natural Language (JL)
Oct 23: Lecture 16: Part-of-speech Tagging (JL)
Oct 24: Lecture 17: Phrase Structure and Parsing as Search (JL)
Tutorial 4 Lab 4: Support for Assignment 1 -- J&M sections 5.1--5.5, 6.1--6.4; NLTK: Chapters 3 and 5. Penn Treebank tagging guide
7Oct 28: Lecture 18: Chart Parsing: The CYK Algorithm (JL)
Oct 30: Lecture 19: Chart Parsing: The Earley Algorithm (JL)
Oct 31: Lecture 20: Probabilistic Context-free Grammars (JL)
Tutorial 5 -- Oct 28: Assignment 1 deadline (4pm) J&M Chapters 13.4, 14 (up to 14.5), 16.3--16.4. NLTK: Chapter 8. Rosenberg, The Hardest Natural Languages
8Nov 04: Lecture 21: Parameter Estimation and Lexicalization for PCFGs (JL)
Nov 06: Lecture 22: Agreement and Types in Natural Language (JL)
Nov 07: Lecture 23: Semantics for Natural Languages (JL)
Tutorial 6 -- Nov 07: Assignment 2 issued J&M Chapters 12.9, 14.10, 17--18; NLTK: Chapter 10
9Nov 11: Lecture 24: Computing Natural Language Semantics (JL)
Nov 13: Lecture 25: Complexity and Character of Human Languages (JL)
Nov 14: Lecture 26: Models of Human Parsing (JL)
Tutorial 7 Lab 5: Support for Assignment 2, feedback on Assignment 1 -- Lecture Notes: Semantics;
10Nov 18: Lecture 27: Semantics of Programming Languages (AS)
Nov 20: Lecture 28: Context-sensitive languages (AS)
Nov 21: Lecture 29: Turing Machines and Linear Bounded Automata (AS)
Tutorial 8 Lab 6: Support for Assignment 2 -- Kozen chapter 28, 29, 31, 32; Wikipedia: CSG, Turing
11Nov 25: Lecture 30: Undecidability (AS)
Nov 27: Lecture 31: Revision Lecture
Tutorial 9 Extra labs for Assignment 2 support Nov 28: Assignment 2 deadline (4pm) Hauser et al. (2002)

Note 1.To allow for your getting the required texts during Week 1, Chapter 1 from Jurafsky and Martin (2nd Edition) is available here.


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