CS 5740

CS 5740

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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

  • 10687CS 5740  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Cardie, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Direct enrollment is restricted to CS PhD, MS and MEng students. Seniors taking courses for M.Eng credit and all other graduate and professional students must add themselves to the waitlist during add/drop. Undergraduates who are not taking M.Eng credit will not be permitted and must enroll/waitlist for the 4xxx version. See website for details: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/courseinfo/enrollment/cs-4000-5000-level-courses