Free Online NLP Course at Stanford from Chris Manning and Dan Jurafsky

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Participation
Free online 8-week course
Monday, 23 January 2012 to Sunday, 18 March 2012

Dear ACL Members,

Chris Manning and I are pleased to announce that we are teaching a
free online 8-week course on Natural Language Processing to students
worldwide, January 23rd - March 18th 2012, continuing Stanford's
exciting forays into large scale online instruction.

For those of you who know students or colleagues who might be looking for
an introduction to NLP next quarter, encourage them to join us
and the 40,000 students who have already registered in the course!

Students have access to screencast lecture videos, are given quiz
questions, review exams and programming assignments in Java or
Python, receive regular feedback on progress, and can participate
in a discussion forum.

The course covers a broad range of topics in natural language
processing at the advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate
level, including word and sentence tokenization, text classification and
sentiment analysis, spelling correction, information extraction, parsing,
meaning extraction, and question answering, We will also introduce the
underlying theory from probability, statistics, and machine learning
that are crucial for the field, and cover fundamental algorithms
like n-gram language modeling, naive bayes and maxent classifiers,
sequence models, probabilistic dependency and constituent parsing,
and vector-space models of meaning.

You can find more information about joining at

Dan Jurafsky and Chris Manning
Stanford University