CS 5740

CS 5740

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course constitutes an introduction to natural language processing (NLP), the goal of which is to enable computers to use human languages as input, output, or both. NLP is at the heart of many of today's most exciting technological achievements, including machine translation, automatic conversational assistants and Internet search. Possible topics include: methods for handling underlying linguistic phenomena (e.g., syntactic analysis, word sense disambiguation and discourse analysis) and vital emerging applications (e.g., machine translation, sentiment analysis, summarization and information extraction).

When Offered Fall (Ithaca), Spring (NYC).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Fall - CS 2110 or equivalent programming experience; Spring - CS 4780 and CS 4786, or CS 5785 or equivalent machine learning experience.

Comments This course is programming intensive. Students should have strong familiarity with Python and ideally some form of numerical library (e.g., numpy, scipy, scikit-learn, torch, tensorflow). Students should have a strong understanding of foundational CS concepts such as memory requirements and computational complexity. Math: Students need to be comfortable with calculus and probability, primarily differentiation and basic discrete distributions. The course does not require proofs.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 4740CS 4740LING 4474

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 10914CS 5740  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Enrollment limited to CS students only. All others may add themselves to the waitlist during add/drop. Please go to http://www.cs.cornell.edu/courseinfo/enrollment for updates. It is expected that undergraduate students enroll in the 4000-level section of this class and graduate students enroll in the 5000-level section of this class.
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 4740CS 4740LING 4474

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 19894CS 5740  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Cardie, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online