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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 19277CS 5740  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Taught in NYC. Enrollment limited to Ithaca CS MEng Students only. Instructor Permission Required. Class will be streamed from Cornell Tech to Ithaca.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 11260CS 5740  LEC 030

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Taught in NYC. Enrollment limited to Cornell Tech students.