# Statistical NLP: Theory and Practice

**Christopher Manning**

Carnegie Mellon University, Spring 1996

## Syllabus

The syllabus as a postscript file.

## Lecture notes (by Christopher Manning and Hinrich Schütze)

There used to be some very out of date drafts of chapters of a textbook
on statistical natural language processing here. They have now been
delinked. But information about the book,
including sample chapters is available. It will be published in 1999 by
MIT Press.

## Online copies of papers

Abney's paper on Statistical Methods and Linguistics

## Assignments

### Written Assignment 1

Information theory and probability exercises

### Programming Assignment 1

Language identification

### Programming Assignment 2

Word sense disambiguation

### Programming Assignment 3

Topic detection in Switchboard

Christopher Manning
-- <cmanning@mail.usyd.edu.au> (6 January 1999)