781 - Introduction to Natural Language Processing
Writing Intensive (WI):
ENGL 781 is a graduate-level counterpart to ENGL 481. Students enrolled under the graduate-level number will be required to read the additional graduate-level reading; meet with the professor and other graduate students enrolled outside of class for an additional weekly discussion session; produce an annotated bibliography linking the thematic focus topic to their thesis work; and produce an individual final project that connects with their thesis work. This course provides theoretical foundation as well as hands-on (lab-style) practice in computational approaches for processing natural language text. The course will have relevance to various disciplines in the humanities, sciences, computational, and technical fields. We will discuss problems that involve different components of the language system (such as meaning in context and linguistic structures). Students will additionally work on modeling and implementing natural language processing and digital text solutions.