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Name Out Due
HW1: Word Vectors Thursday, September 6, 2018 Tuesday, September 25, 2018
HW2: Semantic Parsing Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Tuesday, October 23, 2018
HW3: Neural Sentence Representations Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Wednesday, November 21, 2018
HW4: Final project prep Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Thursday, December 6, 2018
Final project Thursday, December 6, 2018 Friday, December 21, 2018

Discussion Questions

Due: Bi-Weekly (11:59pm the night before each lecture)

Submit your questions here

Submit at least one discussion question per reading before the class in which the reading will be discussed. These questions should focus on high-level, conceptual questions (e.g. questions regarding assumptions made by a model, or limitations of a technical approach) rather than simply clarification questions (unless the clarification questions are especially salient/relevant to understanding the work). Submit your questions via Google form.

Discussion Lead/Deep Dive

Due: Varies (11:59pm night before chosen paper is discussed)

Sign up for a paper here.

Each student will serve as a “discussion lead” for one paper during the semester. This will require choosing a paper to read in depth and submit a short (two page) write up describing the main contributions of the work and situating it in relation to the material discussed in the course so far. Students will be expected to lead the discussion on the day that their paper is being covered. Students can choose which paper they want to lead and should pick the topic that they find most exciting and interesting. It is okay if multiple students are “leading” on the same paper, however we (Prof. and TA) reserve the right to cap the number of students on a paper if things get out of hand. Students will not give a formal in-class presentation of their paper, and grading will be based on the quality of the two-page writeup and/or the student’s in-class contributions on they day of their discussion.