RuCCS Colloquia

Bootstrapping and Linguistics

Steven Abney

Tuesday, February 25, 2003, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

University of Michigan, Computational Linguistics


Bootstrapping and Linguistics
 
Steven Abney
University of Michigan, Computational Linguistics

Abstract:

An area of current interest in computational linguistics is semi-supervised learning, or bootstrapping. Two of the most popular bootstrapping algorithms are co-training and the Yarowsky algorithm. I discuss why these algorithms work. I also discuss what they have to do with linguistics, suggesting in particular how bootstrapping methods can be used to aid the analysis of undocumented languages.

Steven Abney


The RuCCS Colloquia Series is organized by Dr. Julien Musolino and Dr. Sara Pixley. The talks are held on Tuesdays in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on the Busch Campus from 1:00-2:30pm.

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