An Introduction to Probabilistic Grammars and their Applications

Tuesday, October 31, 2000 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Keller 3-180
Mark Johnson (Brown University)
This talk surveys the roles of grammars in computational linguistics, and gives a high-level description of HMMs, PCFGs and stochastic unification grammars. We also describe the estimation problems from both visible and hidden data.