6.864: General Information

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Instructor: Regina Barzilay
Teaching Assistant: Tahira Naseem 32-G362 (Office Hours: Wed 1:00-2:00)
Time & Location: Tues & Thurs 1-2.30, 32-144
Office Hours: Tues 2:30-3:30 or by appointment.

Course Description:

6.864 is a graduate introduction to natural language processing, the study of human language from a computational perspective. We will cover syntactic, semantic and discourse processing models. The emphasis will be on machine learning or corpus-based methods and algorithms. We will describe the use of these methods and models in applications including syntactic parsing, information extraction, statistical machine translation, dialogue systems, and summarization.

This subject qualifies as an Artificial Intelligence and Applications concentration subject.



Course readings will be available either on the web or in-class handouts. The optional textbooks for this course are:


There were will be 4 problem sets. The problem sets will include both theoretical problems and some programming assignments.
There will be a final project for the class.