In this seminar we will read and discuss some of the important and/or recent research papers on statistical constituency and dependency parsing, after covering introductory topics during the first few weeks. Please see syllabus for more information.
The evaluation will be based on participation, assignments during the semester and a term project with an associated term paper. The course is worth 9 ECTS credits.
- 2016-10-25: see the slides of the first lecture (last slide) for the first assignment.
- 2016-10-25: website is up.
Course outline (tentative!)
|Date||Subject / Paper|
|Oct 25||Introduction [slides] [handout]|
|Oct 27||Background: grammars, grammar formalisms [slides] [handout]|
|Nov 3||Practical: grammars & treebanks|
|Nov 8/10||Background: context-free parsing [slides] [handout] [exercises]|
|Nov 15/17||Background: Statistical parsing [slides] [handout] [Examples: recognizer, parser ]|
|Nov 22/24||Background: dependency parsing [slides] [handout]|
|Nov 29 / Dec 1||Background: dependency parsing [slides] [handout]|
|Dec 6/8||(Collins 2003) [slides] [handout]|
|Dec 13/15||(Charniak and Johnson 2005) [slides] [handout]|
|Dec 20||Zhang and Clark (2008) [slides by Nora Kumpikova]|
|Jan 10||Bohnet and Nivre (2012)|
|Jan 12||Bohnet et al. (2013)|
|Jan 17||Eisner (1996)|
|Jan 19||Yamada and Matsumoto (2003)|
|Jan 24||Yazdani and Henderson (2015)|
|Jan 26||Chen and Manning (2014) [slides by Kuan Yu]|
|Jan 31||Klein and Manning (2004)|
|Feb 2||Alberti et al. (2015)|
|Feb 7||Bohnet (2010)|
|Feb 9||Summary and final discussion.|