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Unsupervised Learning of Linguistic Structure: Morphology

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Unsupervised Learning of Linguistic Structure: Morphology

This course will explore the use of statistical machine learning methods as a means to work on traditional scientific questions of linguistics. We will focus on the problems of word discovery, and inference of word-internal structure (morphology), and the interaction between morphology learning and inference of grammatical categories. We will explore the conditions under which such systems can be induced in the context of unsupervised learning. The students will be introduced to basic notions of probability and information theory, as well as Kolmogorov complexity and minimum description length analysis. We will examine Python implementation of the ideas studied in the course. 

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Course Number:

346

Course Session:

First two-week Session

Times:

Monday: 10:30 am-12:20 pm
Thursday: 10:30 am-12:20 pm

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Prerequisites:

No specific mathematical or programming background is assumed, but general familiarity with mathematical thinking will be a plus for attendees.