Cеминары-лекции по компьютерной лингвистике Томаса Графа 7-11 декабря 2015

Семинары-лекции по компьютерной лингвистике приглашенного преподавателя из Университета Стоуни Брук, штат Нью-Йорк, Томаса Графа проводятся в рамках подготовки к открытию совместной (СПбГУ и Университета Стоуни Брук) магистерской программы на английском языке по компьютерной лингвистике. Семинары-лекции будут проходить ежедневно в 12.40 в ауд. 193. В среду 9 декабря в 16.00 в ауд. 25 состоится общая лекция.
Все семинары и лекции будут проводится на английском языке.
Программу семинаров и лекции см. ниже.

Thomas Graf, University of Stony Brook
(PhD in Computational Linguistics at UCLA)
7-11 December, 2015

Lectures for students of Department of Mathematical Linguistics
daily, at 12.40 in 193 (Philological Faculty)

Monday Why computational linguistics?
Tuesday Computational phonology
Wednesday Computational syntax
Thursday Parsing
Friday Putting it all together; the big computational picture of language; next steps and open questions

General lecture
December 9, 2015, at 16.00 in 25 (Philological Faculty)
"Syntax and Phonology: A Computational Common Core"
Computational linguistics is often construed as the enterprise of processing language with computers. But the field has much more to offer than just that. A computationally informed perspective of language offers profound scientific insights and can unearth new language universals. In this talk, I illustrate this point with a concrete case study.

Syntax and phonology are commonly considered radically different components of natural language. This view has been formally corroborated by proofs that the generative capacity of syntax vastly exceeds that of phonology. A very different picture emerges, however, if one follows standard linguistic practice and treats syntax as manipulating tree structures. I show that in this case, syntax and phonology are computational twins in that they use the same memory structures and inference patterns. The observed empirical differences are due to a difference in data structures: strings for phonology, trees for syntax.