DCS860A Emerging Info Tech I, Syllabus Fall 2002
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1
Sat
Sep 21
Technology Life Cycle & Emerging ITs

Speaker: LTC Steve Parshley, West Point
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

Introduction to course, thinking outside the box,
NLP, and Pervasive Computing
Read before first meeting:
Kurzweil: The singularity is near
Readings: Kendall: Chap 1&2
Kurzweil: Prologue & Chap 1
Technology and Change
Quizzes: due Oct 12
Quiz 1: Kendall Ch1/Kurzweil Ch1
Quiz 2: Kendall Chap 2
2
Sat
Oct 12
Pen Computing & Handwriting Recognition

Speaker: Dr. Jane Snowdon
    Manager, Pen Technologies, IBM Research
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

Review NLP material in Jurafsky
Shorthand alphabets and pen computing
Readings:
Pen Computing Papers (skim)
Jurafsky Ch 1, 2, 3 (pp 57-79),
    4 (pp91-103), 5 (pp141-156)

Quizzes: first due Oct 12
Quiz 3: Pen papers (due Oct 12)
Quiz 4: Jurafsky Ch 1-5 (Nov 2)
3
Sat
Nov 2
Speech Technologies & Voice Applications

Dr. Zhong-hua Wang: "NLP & dialog systems"
    Speech Group Member, IBM Research
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

NLP and Speech Recognition
VoiceXML and Applications
Readings:
Kendall: Ch 13 Client/Server
Jurafsky Ch 6 (pp 191-206),
    Ch 7 (235-251, 259-267)
Speech Papers (skim)
Quizzes: due Nov 2
Quiz 5: Jurafsky Ch 6&7
Quiz 6: Kendall Chap 13
4
Sat
Nov 23
NLP - Syntax and Semantics

Speaker: Dr. Alan Marwick, IBM Research
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

NLP Syntax and Semantics in Jurafsky
Master's Real-World Computer Info Systems
Readings: Kendall: Ch 6 AI,
    Ch 14 Knowledge Work
Jurafsky Ch 8 (pp 285-300),
    Ch9(323-334), Ch10(357-370),
    Ch 14 (501-512)
Team Assignment due Nov 23
Quizzes: due Nov 23
Quiz 7: Jurafsky Ch 8,9,10,14
Quiz 8: Kendall Chap 6, 14
5
Sat
Dec 14
Virtual Reality and Wearable Computers

Speaker: Rory Stuart, Author of
    The Design of Virtual Environments, 2001
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

NLP Summary and Discussion
Introduction to Wearable Computers
Readings: Kendall: Ch 7 Media
Rory Stuart's Book Introduction
Wearable Computer Papers (skim)

Research Paper due Dec 14
Quizzes: due Dec 14
Quiz 9: VR/Wearables
Quiz 10: Kendall Chap 7