Cognitive Systems

This course will survey various bodies of knowledge in Linguistics relevant for both Natural Language Processing and Understanding. The goal of the course is to understand how linguistic structure and analysis of human linguistic behavior can facilitate more efficient and streamlined models of text and discourse processing. This course will have a large self-study component. Each week, there are readings to work through and problem sets to tackle. We will meet in person approximately every other week to discuss the readings and the problem sets; for this, you need to have done the readings and problem sets and have come up with questions.