Natural Language Processing
Prof. Ralph Grishman
715 Broadway, Room 703
Spring office hours: Thursdays, 11 AM-noon
schedule (including assignments)
Speech and Language Processing, Daniel Jurafsky and James Martin,
Assignments and Grading
10 weekly assignments, each worth 5 points. A combination
of written exercises and computer exercises (using parsers, modifying grammars,
etc.). Each homework is due 2 class meetings (generally, 2 weeks) after
being assigned. There is a 20% (1 point) penalty for each week late.
Assignments should be submitted in hard copy in class whenever possible.
A term project, worth 30 points. There are a wide range of
possibilities, including both computer implementations and research papers.
Computer implementations may involve extensions to JET, adaptation of JET
to additional languages, adaptation to new extraction tasks (grammar and
lexicon development), or even entirely new systems. The term project
is due at the last class meeting. You should plan your project well in advance,
particularly for more ambitious efforts (such as adaptation to new languages).
A final examination, worth 20 points.
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Other Books of Interest
Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing by Christopher
D. Manning and Hinrich Schutze, MIT Press, 1999.
Natural Language Understanding, James Allen (Benjamin / Cummings),
Second Edition, 1995.
Computational Linguistics: An Introduction, Ralph Grishman,
Cambridge Univ. Press, 1986.
Proteus Project (NYU research
in natural language processing)
Journals: Computational Linguistics and Natural Language
Computational Linguistics and ACL and COLING Conferences are available
on-line through the ACL Anthology.
- meetings of the Association for Computational
Linguistics (ACL), including ACL Conferences, European ACL Conferences
(EACL), North American ACL Conferences (NAACL), and Applied Natural Language
Processing Conferences (ANLP)
- International Conferences on Computational Linguistics (COLING)
- Language Resource and Evaluation Conferences (LREC)
(hard copies of most conference proceedings are available in the Proteus Project
reading area, 715 Broadway, 7th Floor)