Statistical Approaches to Natural Language Processing
(Constantly Under Construction)
Readings available on the web & additional readings
For more info: Jelinek, F. Statistical Methods for Speech Recognition. MIT Press: Cambridge (1998), Chapter 2.
Eric Brill, A Simple Rule-Based Part Of Speech Tagger, Proceedings of ANLP-92, 3rd Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing
Eric Brill, Some Advances in Transformation-Based Part of Speech Tagging, AAI, Vol. 1, 1994
The class will interleave three modes:
Required work will include leading a discussion of selected papers, a final paper or course project, and two or three exercises during the semester.