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Natural Language Processing Concentration

Concentration Advisor
Jeffrey Saltz
Associate Professor
Program Director, Applied Data Science
Office: 233 Hinds Hall

Consult the Course Catalog for specific requirements.

Sample Requirements

Equivalent or alternative courses may be substituted for any of the courses listed below by approval of the program. Be aware that certain courses may have prerequisites.

  1. Linguistics Core Courses (12 credits)
  • LIN 601 Linguistic Analysis
  • LIN 631 Phonological Analysis
  • LIN 641 Syntactic Analysis
  • LIN 674 Topics in Sociolinguistics
  1. Concentration Area Required Courses (6 Credits)

These courses should be taken in sequence, unless given permission by instructor.

  • CIS 668 Natural Language Processing or IST 664 Digital Information Retrieval Services
  • IST 736 Text Mining
  1. Concentration Area Elective Courses (12 Credits)

3A: Select at least one course from the list below in consultation with your advisor.

  • IST 565 Data Mining
  • IST 616 Information Resources: Organization and Access
  • IST 631 Theory of Classification and Subject Representation
  • IST 638 Indexing and Abstracting Systems and Services
  • IST 649 Human Interaction with Computers
  • IST 652 Scripting for Data Analysis
  • IST 657 Basics of Information Retrieval Systems
  • IST 659 Data Administration Concepts and Database Management
  • IST 676 Foundations of Digital Data
  • IST 681 Metadata
  • IST 687 Introduction to Data Science
  • IST 718 Advanced Information Analytics
  • IST 719 Information Visualization
  • IST 722 Data Warehouse
  • IST 769 Advanced Database Management

3B: Select three additional courses, either from the list above or from the list below in consultation with your advisor.

  • LIN 605 Linguistic Structure of English
  • LIN 606 Field Methods of Linguistics
  • LIN 612 Pragmatics: Meaning and Context
  • LIN 621 Introduction to Methodology of Teaching Languages: English/Foreign Language Teaching
  • LIN 622 Advanced Methods of Teaching Languages: English/Foreign Language Teaching
  • LIN 626 Structure of Standard Arabic
  • LIN 651 Morphological Analysis
  • LIN 673 Language Variation and Change
  • LIN 681 Global Communication through World Englishes
  • LIN 741 Advanced Syntax
  • PHI 651 Logic and Language
  1. Thesis Option

In substitution for six of the elective credits, the student may prepare a thesis under the supervision of the concentration advisor and other faculty participating in the Program and on a topic approved by the Program.