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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 Campbell Hall 309, 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


7 Jan

Michael White

Organizational meeting

14 Jan

Steve Boxwell

SRL Without Many Things You'd Expect

21 Jan

Erhard Hinrichs (Tuebingen/OSU)

WebLicht: Recent Developments and Future Plans

28 Jan

Chris Brew

Integer Linear Programming Tutorial

4 Feb

DJ Hovermale

Spelling Correction for Pirates

11 Feb

Michael White

Whoa — Eye Tracking for Evaluating Prosody in Speech Synthesis

18 Feb

Adriane Boyd

Constraint-Based Detection of Learner Errors in German

25 Feb

David Howcroft

WATSON Discussion

4 Mar

Andy Plummer

Computational Modeling of Speech Production and Perception

11 Mar

Dominic Espinosa

New Directions in Hypertagging

Last modified: March 17, 2011