CMSC 516 - Adv Natural Language Processing

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand recent advances in natural language processing and apply NLP algorithms and techniques for processing unstructured text. Word-level, syntactic and semantic processing will be considered. Specific topics include rule-based and statistical methods for creating computer programs that analyze, generate and understand human language. Regular expressions and automata, context-free grammars, probabilistic classifiers and machine learning. Applications to real-world problems such as spell-checking, Web search, automatic question answering, authorship identification and developing conversational interfaces. 

Total Credit Hours: 3
Fall 2018
graduate students in comp sci or related discipline, or acceptance into 5-year accelerated program in comp sci
Bridget A Thomson-McInnes
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