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Date: 01-May-2006 From: David Iannucci <yvathvfgyvfgpunchcutter.ml1.net> Subject: Ideas for a Programming Class?
This summer I will be teaching a class in Perl programming to linguistics students. It will not be focused on NLP, but rather on ''general linguistic informatics'', i.e. the sort of computing tasks that mainstream linguists of any sort might be likely to be engaged in.
I've never taught something like this before and I'm not *entirely* sure what sort of computing tasks mainstream linguists are engaged in :-) I'm looking for ideas for the sort of algorithms and ''meta-content'' that would be good to include in such a course. What sort of interesting computing have you done in your own work? What have you struggled with, and perhaps wished you had had a programmer to help with? Have you had an idea for a research direction that never materialized because you weren't sure how to handle the computing aspect of it?
I look forward to hearing your responses, and of course will summarize back to LINGUIST.