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CIS 530 will be offered in the Fall by Dr. Clayton Greenberg. He will be using the CIS waitlist system to issue permits and manage enrollment. You do not need to email the instructor to receive a permit, instead you should sign yourself up for the waitlist.

After you’ve added yourself to the waitlist, the instructor can issue you a permit. You will receive an email saying permit available. You will receive another email when the permit is issued. At that point, you may register on CoursesInTouch.

Course number
CIS 530 - Computational Linguistics
Chris Callison-Burch
Homework Submission
Discussion Forum
Time and place
Spring 2020, Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30-3pm in Annenberg 110 via Zoom.
First day of class is January 15, 2020
Last day of class is April 29, 2020
Office hours
Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm
Tuesdays 1:30-5
Wednesdays 10am-12:30pm
Wednesdays 3-6pm
Thursdays 3-5pm
Friday 4-5pm
Speech and Language Processing (3rd edition draft) by Dan Jurafsky and James H. Martin
Optional: Neural Network Methods for Natural Language Processing by Yoav Goldberg. Free to download if you’re on campus at UPenn.
The course will have weekly required readings.
The grading for the course will consist of:
  • 60% for weekly homework assignments
  • 15% for quizzes about the readings
  • 25% 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 get credit for subsequent late assignments. 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.