JHU Summer School on Human Language Technology

All lectures will be held in Hackerman Hall, room B17. All labs will be held in Hackerman 224.

The morning lectures are open to the public. We request that you inform us at least one day in advance if you plan to attend.

Participation in the afternoon laboratories may be limited by the number of available workstations, and attendance is by permission only; contact us if interested.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Natural Language Processing (Host: Jason Eisner)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10 Welcome (Sanjeev Khudanpur and Monique Bates)
9:10-10:30 Probabilities and Language Models (Jason Eisner)
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:10 Hidden Markov Models (Jason Eisner)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Laboratory: Competitive Grammar Writing (Jason Eisner and Nathaniel Filardo)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Information Retrieval/Extraction (Host: Ves Stoyanov)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Information Retrieval (Paul McNamee)
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:10 Information Extraction: Techniques, Advances and Challenges (Heng Ji)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Laboratory: Competitive Named Entity (NE) tagging with CRFs (Ves Stoyanov, Adam Teichert and Tim Vieira)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Machine Learning (Host: Mark Dredze)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Machine Learning – Finding Patterns in the World (Mark Dredze)
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:10 Structured Prediction Cascades (Ben Taskar)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Machine Learning Laboratory (Nicholas Andrews,Michael Paul,Tim Vieira)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Machine Translation (Host: Adam Lopez)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Modeling Translation (Adam Lopez)
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:10 Automatic Translation Evaluation and Discriminative Training of Translation Models (Chris Dyer)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Word Alignment Laboratory

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sentiment Analysis (Host: Theresa Wilson)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Sentiment Analysis I (Theresa Wilson)
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:10 Syntax and Semantics in Sentiment Analysis (Jordan Boyd-Graber)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Sentiment Analysis Lab – data (Theresa Wilson)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Speech Recognition (Host: Dan Povey)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Recognize Speech v/s Wreck a Nice Beach: The Mathematics of
Automatic Speech Recognition (Sanjeev Khudanpur)
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:10 Weighted Automata and their Application to Speech and
Language Processing (Michael Riley)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Building a Speech Recognizer using Open-source Software (Dan Povey)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Speech Perception (Host: Andreas Andreou)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Speech Perception I (Andreas Andreou)
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:10 Speech Perception II (Mounya Elhilali)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Speech Perception Lab (Andreas Andreou)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Domain Adaptation in Statistical Machine Translation (Host: Hal Daume III)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Domain Adaptation (Hal Daume III)
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:10 Lexical Semantics (Roxana Girju)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Domain Adaptation Lab (Hal Daume III)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Complementary Evaluation Measures for Speech Transcription (Host: Gerald Penn)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 The Science of Spoken Computer Interfaces (Gerald Penn)
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:10 Summarization (Ani Nenkova)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Speech Summarization Lab (Gerald Penn)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Towards a Detailed Understanding of Objects and Scenes in Natural Images (Host: Andrea Vedaldi)

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Visual Recognition of Object Instances and Classes (Andrea Vedaldi)
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-12:10 Attribute-based Object Recognition (Derek Hoiem)
1:00-1:30 Computer Setup Time
1:30-5:00 Image Matching, Search and Classification Lab – data (Andrea Vedaldi)

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering

Center for Language and Speech Processing
Hackerman 226
3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2680

Center for Language and Speech Processing