INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
This is a course designed to introduce students in linguistics to the foundations and real-world applications of computational linguistics. Students will learn how core aspects of human language - words, morphology, grammar, and meaning - are represented and processed computationally. They will also be introduced to the challenges of real-world language engineering problems and discover how the latest language technologies and artificial intelligence systems seek to solve them. Many practical applications will be covered: search, document classification, spell checking, machine translation, corpus exploration, and more. Throughout the course, there will be a big emphasis on hands-on training; students will work extensively with popular natural language processing platforms. NOTE: The Python prerequisite (CS 8, 10-12) can be waived upon proof of Python knowledge. Please email the instructor.