FNLP 2019 Schedule

Alex Lascarides, Henry Thompson
Academic year 2018-2019

1. Lecture, lab and assignment timetable, with appropriate readings

Note that this page is being constantly updated, and therefore some of the information may not yet be completely accurate for 2019.

WkDate & TopicLab sessionsAssignmentsReadingGoing Further (optional)
15 January Introduction: Course overview 01_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
18 January Language Data: Corpora and language in use 02_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
J&M 2nd ed.: 1

NLTK Book Ch. 1--3
22 January Shallow NLP: Ngram Language Modelling 03_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
25 January Shallow NLP: Evaluation and smoothing 04_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
Assignment 1: Corpora and Language Identification (pdf) due 4pm Thursday 14 February 2019

Assignment 1 python template.

J&M 3.intro, 3.1 (J&M 2nd ed.: 3.intro, 3.1–3.3) (Tue)

J&M 3.2–3.5 (2nd ed.: 4.4–4.5, 4.10) (Fri)
29 January Shallow NLP: More smoothing; Noisy Channel model 05_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
1 February Shallow NLP: Spelling correction; edit distance; EM 06_slides.pdf, 2x2 recording
Continue with last week's lab; clinic for assignment 1.

J&M 2.5–2.6, (2nd ed. 3.11, 5.9)
5 February Shallow NLP: Naive Bayes and MaxEnt for text classification 07_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
8 February Shallow NLP: POS tagging and Hidden Markov Models 08_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
J&M 4.intro, 4.5 (2nd ed. 4.7, 4.9.1), 5
12 February Shallow NLP: Algorithms for HMMs 09_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
15 February Annotation and Evaluation: Methods in Annotation and Evaluation 10_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording

J&M 2nd ed.:5.7
19 February Flexible Learning Week: No Lecture
22 February Flexible Learning Week: No Lecture
26 February Syntactic Processing: CFGs and Parsing 11_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
1 March Syntactic Processing: CKY parsing, Statistical constituency parsing 12_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
[None this week]
Assignment 2: HMM taggers (pdf) due 4pm, Thursday 14 March 2019

Assignment 2 python template.

J&M 10, (2nd ed. 12–12.3, 13–13.4.1)

J&M 11–11.2, 12–12.6 (2nd ed. 12.4)
J&M 2nd ed.:14.1, 14.3–14.6.0, 14.7
5 March Syntactic Processing: Heads, Dependency parsing 13_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
8 March Lexical Semantic Processing: Computing with word senses 14_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
J&M 12.6, 13.1, 13.4.2 (2nd ed. 12.4.4, 12.7–12.7.1)
(Kübler et al., 2009) (PDF available over the campus network)
12 March Lexical Semantic Processing: Distributional word representations 15_slides.pdf, 2x2
15 March Lexical Semantic Processing: Semantic role labeling and argument structure 16_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording

J&M 18
19 March Discourse Coherence: Discourse Coherence 17_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording
22 March Wrapup: Review and Revision 18_slides.pdf, 2x2, recording; Revision Guide
2nd ed. Chapter 21
Using MI for sentiment on Twitter: ANLP lab 8

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