Prerequisite: LING723 or CMSC723; or permission of instructor.
Also offered as: LING773.
Additional information: May only receive PhD Comp. credit for CMSC723 or CMSC823, not both.
Natural language processing with a focus on corpus-based statistical techniques. Topics inlcude: stochastic language modeling, smoothing, noisy channel models, probabilistic grammars and parsing; lexical acquisition, similarity-based methods, word sense disambiguation, statistical methods in NLP applications; system evaluation.
Also offered as INST728C. Credit granted for CMSC773 or INST728C.