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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 when it opens (around April 12).

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.

Here’s a Piazza post about the logistics of the class as we move to all classes being taught online for this semester. I have also made several updates to how the course will be graded, which are detailed in this Piazza post.

You can find links to the live lecture broadcast and to the recordings on the lectures page

Homework 9 - Classification of Depression has been released. It is due before 11:59AM on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
The Term Project has been released. The assignment has multiple deliverables.
  • Mar 25, 2020 - Deadline to decide on term project versus weekly homework option.
  • Apr 8, 2020 - Milestone 1 - Submit a formal project definition and a literature review.
  • Apr 15, 2020 - Milestone 2 - Collect your data, and write an evaluation script and a simple baseline.
  • Apr 22, 2020 - Milestone 3 - Implement a published baseline. Prepare a draft of your final project presentation.
  • Apr 29, 2019 - Milestone 4 - Finish all your extensions to the public baseline, and submit your final report.
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.
First day of class is January 15, 2020
Last day of class is April 29, 2020
Office hours
Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm in the Levine 5th floor next to elevators
Tuesdays 1:30-5 in the Levine 5th floor next to elevators
Wednesdays 10am-12:30pm in the GRW 5th floor bump space
Wednesdays 3-6pm in the Levine 5th floor next to elevators (multiple TAs)
Thursdays 3-5pm GRW 5th floor bump space
Friday 4-5pm in 3401 Walnut room 463C
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.