This syllabus is still being revised, so topics of future lectures are subject to change.

There will be around fifteen lectures, and a few feedforward sessions for the coursework and exams.

Students enrolled in the course can access lecture recordings through learn using the "Media Hopper Replay" link in the left sidebar.
Week Day Plan
Week Day Plan
Week 1 Jan 16 Introduction
Slides 4up slides
Jan 19 Perceptrons and backpropagation
Slides 4up slides
Week 2 Jan 23 Feedforward language models
Slides 4up slides
Jan 26 Recurrent language models
Slides 4up slides
Week 3 Jan 30 Word representations and morphology
Slides 4up slides
Feb 02 Compositional character representations
Slides 4up slides
Week 4 Feb 06 Guest lecture by Alan Nichol, co-founder of Rasa, on conversational AI
No meeting on 11 Feb
Week 5 No meeting on 13 Feb
Feb 16 Feedforward session for coursework
The Festival of Creative Learning happens the week of 19 Feb. No lectures.
Week 6 No meeting on 27 Feb
Mar 02 Dependency parsing
Slides 4up slides
Week 7 Mar 09 Feedforward session for coursework
Week 8 Mar 16 Coursework Due!
Week 9 Mar 23 Recurrent neural network grammars
Slides 4up slides
Week 10 Mar 27 Semantic role labeling
Slides 4up slides
Mar 30 Semantic parsing
Slides 4up slides
Week 11 Video lecture POS tagging
Slides 4up slides
Apr 03 Bias in NLP
Slides 4up slides
Apr 06 Feedforward session for exam

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