CS 7180: Special Topics in Artificial Intelligence

Time and Location: Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:45 am - 1:25 pm in Richards Hall 233

Instructor: Lu Wang, Office 448 WVH

Discussion Forum: Piazza, sign up at piazza.com/northeastern/fall2015/cs7180

Course Description

With the development of Internet, it has never been so easy to obtain and share information from different sources, such as online news outlets or fast-growing social networks. The explosive growth of textual data far outpaces human beings' speed of digesting its content. Natural language processing (NLP) techniques are developed to help people understand, absorb, and learn knowledge from massive amount of textual data in an easy manner.

In this graduate-level research-oriented seminar course, we will discuss and examine the recent advances in NLP. Potential topics include text summarization, sentiment analysis, information extraction, text analysis in online social interactions or political domain, word embedding or representation learning, and deep learning for NLP. We will read papers in those topics, and students will work on course projects in small groups.

Graduate students who are interested in research in natural language processing, machine learning, computational social science, and related areas are encouraged to enroll.



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