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For the most up-to-date information regarding courses, including descriptions and offerings, please visit the University Registrar Bulletin entries for Computer Science and Linguistics.

For information on the meeting times, locations, and instructors of courses offered in specific terms, please visit the University Registrar's Schedule of Classes.

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Current Course Schedule

The Computational Linguistics Master of Arts (M.A.) program involves coursework from both Computer Science and Linguistics. The following is a list of CL courses offered in the 2013-14 school year.

For information on all computational linguistics program courses, including the full description and frequency of offering for each course, please see the Brandeis Course Bulletin Computer Science and Linguistics entries, under 'Courses of Instruction'.

Fall 2014


Computational Linguistics courses

LING 131 Programming for Linguistics (Xue)

LING 160 Mathematical Methods in Linguistics (Plaster)

COSI 134 Statistical Approaches to Natural Language Processing (Wellner)

COSI 135 Computational Semantics (Pustejovsky)

COSI 136 Automated Speech Recognition (Meteer)

Computer Science Background and Elective Courses

COSI 11 Programming in Java and C (Hickey)

COSI 21a Data Structures and the Fundamentals of Computing (Storer)

COSI 29 Discrete Structures (Cherniack)

COSI 118 Computer-Supported Communication (Alterman)

COSI 128 Modern Database Systems (Cherniak)

Linguistics Background and Elective Courses

LING 120 Syntactic Theory (Goldberg)

LING 190 Topics in Linguistics: Phonetics (Plaster)

Spring 2015


Computational Linguistics courses

COSI 114 Fundamentals of Computational Linguistics (Meteer)

COSI 132 Information Retrieval (Anick)

COSI 137 Information Extraction (Xue)

COSI 138 Computational Linguistics Second Year Seminar (Goldberg)

COSI 140 Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning (Pustejovsky)*

*To be offered every other year in the Spring

Computer Science Background and Elective Courses

COSI 12 Advanced Programming Techniques (Papaemmanouil)

COSI 21b Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (Mairson)

COSI 30 Introduction to the Theory of Computation (Di Lillo)

COSI 123 Statistical Machine Learning (Hong)

Linguistics Background and Elective Courses

LING 110 Phonological Theory (Plaster)

LING 125 Linguistic Typology (Goldberg)

LING 130 Formal Semantics: Truth, Meaning, and Language (Malamud)

LING 190 Syntax II (Goldberg)

LING 197 Language Acquisition and Development (Plaster)