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Volgenau School of Engineering
The B.S. in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

George Mason University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research and Education.

(Spring 2018) New Course: Natural Language Processing

IT499/AIT590: Natural Language Processing
Schedule: WF from 16:30-17:45
Room: IN 129

This is an introductory course on natural language processing. It will focus on studies of textual data using rule-based and statistical methods. Our goal will be to create computer programs that analyze, interpret, and even generate human language. Topics include:

  • lexical, syntactic, and semantic elements of language.
  • Statistical properties of language.
  • Rule-based and data driven approaches to building language models.
  • Machine learning for understanding language.
  • Application of NLP to real-world problems such as spam filtering, authorship identification, and spell checking.

This course will use python programming language. A Syllabus is available in our Course Syllabi repository.

Prerequisites: Python programming. Statistics or probability.