LING052 - BIG DATA IN LINGUISTICS

Big, fast, cheap computers; ubiquitous digital networks; huge and growing archives of text and speech; improving algorithms for automatic analysis of text and speech: all of this creates a cornucopia of research opportunities, at every level of linguistic analysis from phonetics to pragmatics, and in applications from linguistic science to information extraction and sentiment analysis. This course will survey the history and prospects of corpus-based research on speech, language, and communication, in the context of class participation in a series of representative projects.
Section 301 - SEM
MW 0330PM-0500PM
LIBERMAN, MARK