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Homework 7 - Named Entity Recognition has been released. It is due before 11:00AM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

We would like your feedback on how CIS 530 is going so far. We’d like to know what is working for you, and what changes you’d like to see us make. Please fill out this survey.

Today at 3pm there will be a memorial service for Aravind Joshi, who founded Penn’s CIS department and who was a luminary in computational linguistcs. There will be a live stream of the memorial if you’d like to listen in to hear how he impacted so many people’s careers and research.

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 3 lowest scoring quizzes.