New course in Computational Cognitive Modeling of Language

Gaja Jarosz of Linguistics is offering a new course in Computational Cognitive Modeling (Ling 692C Fall 2017, MW 4-5:15). She very much welcomes participants from other departments, including advanced undergraduates with the requisite background (see prerequisites below). Anyone interested should contact Prof. Jarosz directly.

Description. This is an advanced introduction to computational linguistics intended to complement CS 585 Natural Language Processing, focusing on computational approaches applied to cognitive and linguistic questions. The focus of the course will be on computational implementations of linguistic theories and on models of behavioral linguistic data, such as data from first language acquisition, (human) language processing experiments, and/or categorization/perception tasks. We will consider cognitive computational models spanning various domains in linguistics from phonetics to semantics.

Prerequisites:  Python programming experience (Ling 492 or similar)