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The Term Project has been released. The assignment has multiple deliverables.
  • Mar 14, 2018 - Milestone 1 - Form a team and submit three project ideas.
  • Mar 28, 2018 - Milestone 2 - Collect your data, and write an evalation script and a simple baseline.
  • Apr 11, 2018 - Milestone 3 - Implement a published baseline.
  • Apr 18, 2018 - Milestone 4 - Prepare a final project presentation, and create a write-up in the style of a homework assignment. Finish one of your extensions the public baseline (no late days allowed for this Milestone)..
  • Apr 18, 2018 - Vote on your favorite projects from the class.
  • Apr 25, 2018 - Milestone 5 - Finish all your extensions to the public baseline, and submit your final project writeup..
Course number
CIS 530 - Computational Linguistics
Chris Callison-Burch
Discussion Forum
Time and place
Spring 2018, Mondays and Wednesdays 12-1:30, Towne 217
Office hours
Mondays 3-5pm (3401 Walnut room 401B)
Tuesdays 3-6pm (3401 Walnut room 401B)
Speech and Language Processing (3rd edition draft) by Dan Jurafsky and James H. Martin
The course will have weekly required readings.
The grading for the course will consist of:
  • 60% for weekly homework assignments
  • 20% for in-class quizzes about the readings
  • 20% for the final project
Collaboration Policy
Unless otherwise noted, you are allowed to work in pairs on the homework assignment. Both partners will receive the same grade. The final projects will have larger groups.
Late Day Policy
Each student has five free “late days”. Homeworks can be submitted at most two days late. If you are out of late days, then you will not be able to submit your homework. One “day” is defined as anytime between 1 second and 24 hours after the homework deadline. The intent of the late day policy it to allow you to take extra time due to unforseen circumstances like illnesses or family emergencies, and for forseeable interruptions like on campus interviewing and religious holidays. You do not need to ask permission to use your late days. No additional late days are granted.
Missing classes on quiz days
To allow for absences on the days that we give an in-class quiz, all students may drop their lowest scoring quiz.