DCS860A Emerging Info Tech I, Syllabus Fall 2003
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1
Sat
Sep 20
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,
Profession of IT, NLP, Pervasive Computing
Read before first meeting:
Kurzweil: Law of accelerating returns
Readings: Kendall: Preface+
Kurzweil: Prologue & Chap 1
Technology and Change
Quizzes: due Oct 11
Quiz 1: Kendall/Kurzweil Ch1
Quiz 2: Kurzweil: Singularity
2
Sat
Oct 11
Pen Computing & Handwriting Recognition

Speaker: Dr. Jane Snowdon, Mgr. slides
    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 11
Quiz 3: Pen papers (due Oct 11)
Quiz 4: Jurafsky Ch 1-5 (Nov 1)
3
Sat
Nov 1
Speech Technologies & Voice Applications

Speaker: Dr. Yuqing Gao slides
    Speech Group Member, IBM Research
    Talk title: IBM S2S Language Translator
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

NLP and Speech Recognition
VoiceXML and Applications
Readings:
Jurafsky Ch 6 (pp 191-206),
    Ch 7 (235-251, 259-267)
Speech Papers (focus on 1-5)
Quizzes: due Nov 1
Quiz 5: Jurafsky Ch 6 & 7
Quiz 6: Speech papers 1-5
4
Sat
Nov 22
NLP - Syntax and Semantics

Speaker: Dr. Alan Marwick, Sr. Mgr. slides
    Knowledge Management Tech., IBM Research
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

NLP Syntax and Semantics in Jurafsky
Research topics suggested by Cha/Tappert
Student Research Day  M.S. Projects paper slides
Readings:
Jurafsky Ch 8 (pp 285-300),
    Ch9(323-334), Ch10(357-370),
    Ch 14 (501-512)
Team Assignment due Nov 22
Quizzes: due Nov 22
Quiz 7: Jurafsky Ch 8 & 9
Quiz 8: Jurafsky Ch 10 & 14
5
Sat
Dec 13
Quantum Cryptography/Computing

Speaker: Dr. Ron Frank slides short-version
    CSIS, Pace University
    11:30-12:30, Rm 320, Grad Ctr, White Plains

NLP Summary and Discussion
Discussion: Next Semester's Presentation Topics
    Topics from earlier years
Readings:
Jurafsky p 667, Ch 19 (719-758)
Quantum Cryptography Papers
Navajo Security Gateway
Research Paper due Dec 13
Quizzes: due Dec 13
Quiz 9: Jurafsky p 667 & Ch 19
Quiz 10: Quantum Cryptography