Date 
Lectures 
Complementary
Readings 
Assigned
Readings 
Sept 11 
Introduction (slides) DC2568 

Sept 13 
Vector Space Model (slides) DC2568 
[JM] Section 23.1 [MRS] Sections 6.26.3 

Sept 18 
Machine Learning and Decision
Trees (slides) DC2568 


Sept 20 
Document classification:
Support Vector Machines (slides) DC2585 
[MRS] Chapter 15 

Sept 25 
Document classification:
Naive Bayes model No lecture, instead watch video (slides) 
[JM] Section 20.2.2 [MRS] Chapter 13 

Sept 27 
Expectation Maximization for
text categorization No lecture, instead watch video (slides) 
[MRS] Section 16.5 

Oct 2 
WordNet (slides) DC2568 
[JM] Section 19.3 

Oct 4 
Latent Semantic Indexing (slides) DC2585 
[MRS] Chapter 18 

Oct 9 
Latent Dirichlet Allocation (slides) DC2585 

Oct 11 
No new material DC2585 

Oct 16 
Sentiment Analysis and
Opinion Mining (slides) DC2585 
David Blei and John Lafferty,
Topic
Models Presenters: Atif Khan and Han Zhao 

Oct 18 
Named entity recognition (slides) DC2585 
[JM] Section 22.1 

Oct 23 
Hidden Markov models and
conditional random fields (slides) DC2585 
[JM] Section 5.5 
Hu and Liu (2004), Mining
and Summarizing Customer Reviews Presenters: Maysum Punju and Aarti Malhotra Assignment 1 due 
Oct 25 
No new material DC2568 
Project proposal due 

Oct 30 
Coreference resolution (slides) DC2568 
[JM] Sections 21.321.8 
Jenny Rose Finkel, Trond
Grenager, and Christopher Manning (2005), Incorporating
Nonlocal Information into Information Extraction Systems
by Gibbs Sampling Presenters: KunXiong and Rabail Ali 
Nov 1 
Dirichlet Processes (board
lecture) DC2585 

Nov 6 
Relation detection and
classification (slides) DC2585 
[JM] Section 22.2 
Aria Haghighi and Dan Klein
(2007), Unsupervised
Coreference Resolution in a Nonparametric Bayesian Model Presenters: Hui Zhao and Ankit Pat 
Nov 8 
Relation extraction (slides) DC2585 
[JM] Section 22.2 Dekang Lin and Patrick Pantel, DIRT  Discovery of Inference Rules from Text 

Nov 13 
Dependency Parsing (slides) DC2585 
[JM] Section 12.7 Ryan McDonald, Fernando Pereira, Kiril Ribarov and Jan Hajic, Nonprojective Dependency Parsing using Spanning Tree Algorithms 
Limin Yao, Aria Haghighi,
Sebastian Riedel, Andrew McCallum (2011), Structured
Relation Discovery using Generative Models Presenters: Corona and Yuchen Gao 
Nov 15 
Dependency Parsing (slides) DC2585 
Assignment 2 due Nov 18 

Nov 20 
Question Answering (slides) DC2585 
[JM] Section 23.123.2 
Hang Cui, Renxu Sun, Keya Li, MinYen Kan,
TatSeng Chua (2005) Question Answering Passage Retrieval Using Dependency Relations Presenter: Grace Yang 
Nov 22 
Question Answering (slides) DC2585 

Nov 27 
Watson and Jeopardy (slides) DC2585 
David Ferrucci, Eric Brown,
Jennifer ChuCarroll, James Fan, David Gondek, Aditya A.
Kalyanpur, Adam Lally, J. William Murdock, Eric Nyberg, John
Prager, Nico Schlaefer, and Chris Welty (2010) Building Watson: An Overview of the DeepQA Project 

Nov 29 
Dialog Systems (slides) DC2585 
[JM] Chapter 24 
Assignment 3 due Dec
2 