|Date||Week||Day||Topic||HW Out||HW Due|
|Jan 08||1||Tu||Logistics, intro, some history, workflows and word counting|
|Jan 10||1||Th||Character encodings, file fomats, etc||HW1|
|Jan 15||2||Tu||Text classification basics||HW2||HW1|
|Jan 17||2||Th||No Class: SDB out of town|
|Jan 22||3||Tu||Artificial Neural Networks & Backpropagation||HW2|
|Jan 24||3||Th||Pytorch lab|
|Jan 29||4||Tu||Morphology & Phonology||HW3|
|Jan 31||4||Th||Word Embeddings and Representations||Project Proposal|
|Feb 05||5||Tu||Text Normalization||HW4||HW3|
|Feb 07||5||Th||Context-free grammars & tree transforms|
|Feb 12||6||Tu||Parsing 1: Traditional chart parsing||HW5||HW4|
|Feb 14||6||Th||Parsing 2: Shift-Reduce, dependency grammars, and neural approaches|
|Feb 19||7||Tu||Machine Translation 1: History & Evaluation||HW5|
|Feb 21||7||Th||Machine Translation 2: "Traditional" SMT||HW6|
|Feb 26||8||Tu||Machine Translation 3: Neural MT & attention architectures|
|Feb 28||8||Th||Sentiment and Topic models|
|Mar 05||9||Tu||Semantics 1: Intro & logic||HW6|
|Mar 07||9||Th||Semantics 2||HW7|
|Mar 12||10||Tu||Special Topic: Biomedical applications|
|Mar 14||10||Th||Guest Lecture: Brooke Cowan||HW7|
|Mar 19||11||Tu||Project Presentations|
|Mar 21||11||Th||Project Presentations|
Assigned readings for each session may be found in the schedule and also in the section below, grouped by session. Students are expected to have read each week's readings before class (excepting the first session), and to be prepared to discuss them in class. Most of our assigned readings are open-access, while others are available through the OHSU Library; we will provide copies of other texts and articles as needed.
There will be multiple hands-on homework assignments given throughout the class. See below for my policy on late work and extensions. Assignments should be turned in via Sakai.
In addition to homework assignments, there will be a final project on the subject of your choice. In the past, students have replicated a paper, implemented an algorithm or approach, etc. The only requirements are that the project be language-related, and that it involve some form of experimental evaluation. The deliverables for the project are:
Grading will be as follows:
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Each assignment will come with a due date and time, which should be treated as firm. If you need an extension, please make your request by 5:00 PM two days prior to the assignment's due date. In other words, if an assignment is due on a Tuesday, extension requests must be made by Sunday afternoon. This is to help prevent procrastination, to give you time to come to me for help, and to help me plan my grading time. Extensions are not guaranteed, and will depend on the circumstances surrounding the request.
A couple of notes about how I grade: I am very generous with partial credit, but also somewhat picky about whether or not a homework submission paid attention to an assignment's instructions. In other words, when in doubt, it is always better to make an attempt at each part of an assignment, even if you do not finish any one of them... and you would also do well to take note of what the assignment requests, especially when it comes to the written component. To put it simply, if it's in the assignment document, it's in my grading rubric. So, if I ask for a writeup that covers points
C, you can bet that my grading rubric for the assignment will have three corresponding slots.
We expect and require that all submissions be the student's own, original work. Any and all code, text, etc. that you include from any other source must be properly cited (see the "Writing Code" section of MIT's student handbook for some examples of source code citation). This includes code as well as figures, prose descriptions, etc. For some of the assignments, you may be able to find example code online that does what you need. Do not use it. You are absolutely, 100% prohibited from using sample code in this class. The line between "reference", "inspiration", and "re-use" can be a bit blurry, so, when in doubt, ask!
Note further that the School of Medicine has a policy regarding ethical and professional conduct for graduate students that specifically addresses plagiarism (sections 4.b and 4.c). We expect all students to be aware of and familiar with this policy. If you have any questions about this policy, please ask.
A note regarding student collaboration: We absolutely encourage students to work together on assignments, but unless specifically directed otherwise, each student is 100% responsible for producing their own, independent version of the solution and its writeup. If you have any questions or concerns about what this should look like in practice, please ask.
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