Schedule

Notes:
  • Project milestone documents are due at the start of class (2:00pm) on their due date.
  • The schedule is subject to change, as the semester progresses, however any changes will be made at least one week in advance of the dates affected.
  • You are expected to have completed the readings before class on the days indicated.


Week 1.
Aug 30: Introduction and overview
 
Week 2. Sept. 4, 6: Vector spaces; Concepts

Sept 4

Sept 6

  • Katrin Erk (2012) "Vector space models of word meaning and phrase meaning: a survey", Language and Linguistics Compass, to appear. Available on Blackboard under "Course Documents"
  • Peter Gärdenfors (2004) "Conceptual Spaces as a Framework for Knowledge Representation". Mind and Matter 2(2), 9-27. PDF
  • Joanna Bryson (2008). Embodiment vs. Memetics.  Mind & Society 7(1):77-94. Pre-print PDF. Discussion lead: Gemma Boleda
Week 3. Sept. 11, 13: Basics of visual spaces

Sept 11
Sept 13
Week 4. Sept. 18, 20: Visual spaces and language

Sept  18
Sept 20
Week 5. Sept. 25, 27: cont'd; Video

Sept 25
Sept 27

Week 6. Oct. 2, 4: Geotemporal

Oct 2
  • P11-1096 [bib]: Benjamin Wing; Jason Baldridge. Simple supervised document geolocation with geodesic grids. ACL 2011. Discussion lead: Siddharth Subramanian

  • D12-1137 [bib]: Stephen Roller; Michael Speriosu; Sarat Rallapalli; Benjamin Wing; Jason Baldridge. Supervised Text-based Geolocation Using Language Models on an Adaptive Grid. EMNLP 2012

  • B. Adams and K. Janowicz (2012) On the Geo-Indicativeness of non-Georeferenced Text. In: Proceedings of the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-12), AAAI Press.

Oct 4

  • P11-1137 [bib]: Jacob Eisenstein; Noah A. Smith; Eric P. Xing Discovering Sociolinguistic Associations with Structured Sparsity. ACL 2011 Discussion lead: Amelia Harrison

  • Due: Project ideas
Week 7. Oct. 9, 11

Oct 9

Oct 11

  • Abhimanu Kumar, Matt Lease, and Jason Baldridge. 2011. Supervised Language Modeling for Temporal Resolution of Texts. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Information Knowledge and Management (CIKM). Glasgow, Scotland.
  • P12-1011 [bib]: Nathanael Chambers. Labeling Documents with Timestamps: Learning from their Time Expressions. ACL 2012 Discussion lead: Christopher Brown


Week 8. Oct. 16, 18: Applications of geotemporal analysis, e.g. crisis response and epidemic tracking; Grounded data exploration.

Oct 16
Oct 18
Week 9. Oct. 23, 25: Text forecasting

Oct 23
  • Noah Smith, Text-Driven Forecasting. Discussion lead: Jim Evans
  • Predicting a Scientific Community's Response to an Article. Dani Yogatama, Michael Heilman, Brendan O'Connor, Chris Dyer, Bryan R. Routledge, and Noah A. Smith. In Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2011), Edinburgh, UK, July 2011. [We'll read the extended technical report.]

Oct 25

Week 10. Oct. 30, Nov. 1: Vector space frontiers

Oct 30

Nov 1

Week 11. Nov. 6, 8: Vector space frontiers

Nov 6
  • D11-1129: Edward Grefenstette; Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh. Experimental Support for a Categorical Compositional Distributional Model of Meaning. EMNLP 2011

  • Due: Project progress report
Nov 8
  • D12-1110 [bib]: Richard Socher; Brody Huval; Christopher D. Manning; Andrew Y. Ng. Semantic Compositionality through Recursive Matrix-Vector Spaces. EMNLP 2012

Week 12. Nov. 13, 15: Vector space frontiers, and virtual worlds

Nov 13
  • Katrin Erk, Linking vector space models and formal semantics (no paper)

Nov 15


Week 13. Nov 20 Vector space frontiers continued

Nov 20
  • J12-1002: Daoud Clarke. 2012. A Context-Theoretic Framework for Compositionality in Distributional Semantics. Computational Linguistics. Discussion lead: Juwon Lee
Nov 22: Thanksgiving

Week 14. Nov 27, 29: Virtual worlds

Nov 27

Nov 29

Week 15. Dec 4 & 6: Project Presentations

Dec 4
  • 14:00 Niveda Krishnamoorthy and Girish Malkarnenkar
  • 14:20 Hohyon Ryu
  • 14:35 Juwon Lee
  • 14:50 Chris Brown
  • 15:05 Stephen Pryor

Dec 6
  • 14:00 Jason Mielens and Simon Hafner
  • 14:20 Jim Evans
  • 14:35 Aidan Coyne and Prateek Maheshwari
  • 14:55 Siddharth Subramanian

Finals.

Dec 13
  • Due: Project final report

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