Graduate Natural Language Processing (INST 735 / CMSC 723 / LING 723)

Logistics

Location Iribe 0318
Time Mon./Wed. 15:30pm - 16:45pm
Webpage http://umiacs.umd.edu/~jbg/teaching/CMSC_723/
Mailing List http://piazza.com/umd/fall2022/cmscling723inst723/home
Text Speech and Language Processing
Homework Submission Gradescope
Syllabus https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HjiQeO5O5ga3o29T2wkJZFMRU3ofSS_htSgCnVGjARI/edit?usp=sharing

People

Professor

Jordan Boyd-Graber
AVW 3153
Office Hours (Iribe 4146)

Teaching Assistants

Connor Baumler: 1:45pm-3:15pm Wednesdays Zongxia Li: 10:00am- 11:30am Mondays

Schedule

Date In-Class Topic Assignment Due
Mon 29. Aug Introduction to the course, Probability, and Python
Lecture: Optional Readings (Background):
Wed 31. Aug Workshop: Git, Toolkits, Worksheets, First Homework
Mon 5. Sep No Class: Labor Day!
Wed 7. Sep Language Modeling
Lecture: Readings:
Fri 9. Sept HW 0 Limericks
Mon 12. Sep Classification
Lecture: Readings:
  • SLP Chapter 5
Wed 14. Sep Workshop: Logistic Regression
Fri 16. Sept HW 1 Language Model
Mon 19. Sep Part of Speech
Lectures: Readings:
  • SLP 8
Wed 21. Sep Deep Learning Crash Course
Lecture: Readings:
Fri 23. Sept HW 2 Classification
Mon 26. Sep Workshop: Pytorch
Wed 28. Sep Semantics
Lecture:
Fri 29. Sept HW 3 Deep Averaging Networks
Mon 3. Oct Parsing
Lectures: Readings:
  • SLP 13 and 14
Wed 5. Oct Workshop: Parsing
Fri 7. Oct HW 4 Semantics
Mon 10. Oct Neural Language Models I
Lectures:
Readings:
  • SLP 7
Wed 12. Oct Workshop: LSTM
Mon 17. Oct Neural Language Models II
Lectures:
  • BERTology
  • BERT Decoder
  • Neural Generation
  • Positional encoding
Wed 19. Oct Slack Day: TBD
Fri 21. Oct HW 5 Parsing
Mon 24. Oct Feature Engineering
Wed 26. Oct Midterm Review
Mon 31. Oct Midterm
Wed 2. Nov Application: Topic Modeling
Fri 4. Nov Project Proposal Due Proposal
Mon 7. Nov Application: Machine Translation
Wed 9. Nov Project Workshop
Fri 11. Nov HW 7 Fine Tuning
Mon 14. Nov Application: Named Entities / Entity Linking / Coreference
Wed 16. Nov Workshop: Hyperparameter Optimization / Experiment Setup
Fri 18. Nov HW 8 Topic Model
Mon 21. Nov Application: Question Answering I
Mon 28. Nov Application: Question Answering II
Wed 30. Nov Careers in NLP
Mon 5. Dec Ethical AI
Wed 7. Dec AMA
Mon 12. Dec Paper Clinic
Fri 20. Dec 1:30pm - 3:30pm Final Poster Session