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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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COGS 4340 - The Linguistics of Computational Linguistics

This course will explore how linguistics, the scientific study of the properties of human language and languages, can be applied to the development of intelligent agents that can fluently and meaningfully communicate with people in natural language. It will focus on linguistic phenomena that have so far been particularly resistant to effective machine processing, such as lexical ambiguity resolution, reference resolution, ellipsis, indirect speech acts, implicature, and non-literal language (e.g., metaphor and irony). 

Prerequisites/Corequisites: COGS 2340: Introduction to Linguistics or permission of the instructor. 

Cross Listed: COGS 6340.

Credit Hours: 4

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