In this hands-on, methods course we will learn the intricacies of processing linguistic data coming from text corpora, video and audio files using Python. We will use the class time as a forum to discuss the kinds of questions that can be answered using quantificational methods and implement them. This introductory class is intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are interested in jump starting a path into linguistic data science and the basics of machine learning. No prior programming background is required but the coursework and assignments will be composed of data processing using Python, a skill expected of students to be acquired during the quarter. There will be a final project agreed upon by the instructor and the student(s).
Emre Hakgüder - Autumn 2021