Coding Natural Language Processing

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Coding Natural Language

Fall 2020

Taught By: Ursula Wolz

Section: A

CRN: 9183

Credits: 3

In this course we will ask the question: “How does SIRI work, and what is it actually doing?”  Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a subfield of Artificial Intelligence that uses linguistic theory to attempt to provide more human centered ways to interact with a computer.  Students explore the relationships between data, information and knowledge while being introduced to programming in Python. Readings are drawn from fifty years of literature in philosophy, linguistics and computer science that addresses the nature of language and meaning. The question we will debate is  “Do computers know what they are talking about?”  Using an extensive set of coding resources, students experience the satisfaction of creating a computer program that focuses on issues they identify.  A major project is self-designed and can range from a language (text-based) game, to a literary creation, to a formal experiment in computational linguistics. This course fulfills the Integrative Course requirement of the Culture and Media major. [Tracks C, M, S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:35am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Date Range: 9/4/2020 - 12/18/2020