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LINGUIST List 17.1342

Tue May 02 2006

Qs: Ideas for a Programming Class?

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        1.    David Iannucci, Ideas for a Programming Class?


Message 1: Ideas for a Programming Class?
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.

David J. Iannucci
University of Utah

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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