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This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of natural language processing (NLP) - the creation of computer programs that can understand, generate, and learn natural language. The class introduces the three major subfields of NLP: syntax (which concerns itself with determining the structure of a sentence), semantics (which concerns itself with determining the explicit meaning of a single sentence), and pragmatics (which concerns itself with deriving the implicit meaning of a sentence when it is used in a specific discourse). Projects will focus on the techniques useful for a particular application area, alternating in different years. Project application areas include information extraction, narrative understanding, sentiment analysis, dialogue systems, question answering. Prerequisite(s): courses 5P and 101.
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