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This is a weekly forum open to anyone with an interest in computational linguistics. We plan a varied schedule of work in progress presentations and general discussion. We're aiming to keep things accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of linguistics. Computational linguists or potential computational linguists should attend on a regular basis and may sign up for 1 hour of credit (possibly 2 if presenting). Others (including undergraduates) are welcome to drop in on an ad hoc basis.

The instigators are the CLLT faculty (Brew, Dennis, Fosler-Lussier, Petrov, Schuler, White). We're calling it Clippers, following the example of the other spirited discussion groups in the Linguistics department: Changelings, Commies, Lacqueys, Phonies, Pragmatics, the Psycholinguistics Lab Meeting, So Mean and Synners. If you want you can think of the name as a quasi-acronym for Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (or not).

To check out previous quarters' schedules, follow this link.

Important: Please be sure to subscribe to our local computational linguistics mailing list on which all Clippers sessions and talks are announced.

This quarter we will meet in Hagerty Hall 45, 1:30-2:48. The plan, as usual, is to start each session with 10-15 minutes of open discussion — usually consisting of news, announcements and the Paul Davis Moment — and then to continue with the following topics:



Discussion Leader


1 Apr

Michael White

Organizational meeting

8 Apr

DJ, Dominic, William, Mike, ...

Best Practices for Reproducible Results

15 Apr

Michael White

Prosody Prediction in NLG

22 Apr

Brice Russ

Examining Regional Variation Through Twitter: Methodological Discussions

29 Apr

Rohit Prabhavalkar

Progress in Articulatory Feature-Based Pronunciation Modeling

6 May

Preethi Jyothi

Articulatory Feature-Based Pronunciation Modeling

13 May

DJ Hovermale

WEFL Spelling Correction with Pronunciation Modeling

20 May

(no meeting)


27 May

David Howcroft

Multilingual SRL Checkpoint

3 Jun

Yi Ma

Belief Tracking in Spoken Dialogue Systems

Last modified: April 19, 2011