3 Links for Natural Language Processing
Resources from Crash Course, Dan Jurafsky and Christopher Manning, and Emily Bender
Today’s 3 links are for natural language processing (NLP):
12 minute video of colorful, engaging slides with voiceover, occasionally interspersed with shots of the speaker. The content is a high-level introduction to NLP, suitable for beginners. Focuses on applications for both written and spoken language, tying to spectrograms for the latter. Closed captions in English and Korean.
YouTube video series
102 videos ranging from 3 to 31 minutes, from a Stanford online course. Annotated PowerPoint-style slides with voiceover, occasionally interspersed with shots of the speaker. The slides themselves are also available to download. The content is a detailed introduction to NLP, and many videos benefit from computational and/or mathematical knowledge. Closed captions are auto-generated.
Brief article, accessible even to beginner audiences, critiquing NLP’s reliance on English and a small number of other well-resourced languages. Includes a list of ways in which English is not representative of all languages, which should be of broad interest to linguistically-oriented readers. Ties to linguistic typology and language variation.
While it probably wasn’t on your syllabus, one of the most important things you’re teaching your students this term is how to deal with unanticipated situations. Recognize the effort that you’re necessarily putting into that, and be gentle with yourself as you continue to adapt.
See you on Friday for a Resource Guide about IPA vowels.
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