Computer Science courses

For the more technologically inclined, these classes might be a lot of fun:

*COMS W4705x Natural Language Processing*
Lect: 3. 3 pts.

Prerequisites: COMS W3133, or W3134 , or W3139 , or the instructor’s permission. Computational approaches to natural language generation and understanding. Recommended preparation: some previous or concurrent exposure to AI or Machine Learning. Topics include information extraction, summarization, machine translation, dialogue systems, and emotional speech. Particular attention is given to robust techniques that can handle understanding and generation for the large amounts of text on the Web or in other large corpora. Programming exercises in several of these areas.

*COMS W4706y Spoken Language Processing*
Lect: 3. 3 pts.
Not offered in 2008-2009.
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: COMS W3133 , or W3134, or W3137, or W3139, or the instructor’s permission. Computational approaches to speech generation and understanding. Topics include speech recognition and understanding, speech analysis for computational linguistics research, and speech synthesis. Speech applications including dialogue systems, data mining, summarization, and translation. Exercises involve data analysis and building a small text-to-speech system.

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