Department of Computer Science
Pomona College
CS 190, Section 3 - CS Senior Seminar
Fall 2014

instructor: Dave Kauchak
e-mail: [first_initial][last_name]
office hours: Edmunds 224
  Mon. 10:30am-12
  Thu. 11am-12
  Fri. 1:30-3:00pm
  and by appointment

time: Fri. 11am-12:15
location: Edmunds 251
web page:

general information:
This course is the first step for tackling your senior work. We will read and present research papers as well as walk you through laying the groundwork for your thesis work in the spring.

General CS 190 information:



Note: This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change
DatePaperCitationsReading notesPresenters
9/5Introduction. Lillian Lee. "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that": Linguistics Statistics, and Natural Language Processing circa 2001. In Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field .31  
9/12Reid Swanson and Andrew S. Gordon. 2008. Say Anything: A Massively Collaborative Open Domain Story Writing Companion. In Proceedings of International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling.36 Parth, Selma
9/19Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern. 2004. Natural Language Understanding in Facade: Surface-text Processing. In Proceedings of Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling.59 Anna, Szeyin
9/26Rada Mihalcea and Carlo Strapparava. 2006. Learning to laugh (Automatically): Computational Models for Humor Recognition. In Journal of Computational Intelligence.66 Ben, Xiaofan
10/3Adam Lopez. 2008. Statistical Machine Translation. In Journal of ACM Computing Surveys.204Sections 1+2Hyomin, Mauricio, Sarah
10/10Presentation of proposed projects   
10/17 David K. Elson, Nicholas Dames and Kathleen R. McKeown. 2010. Social Networks for Literary Fiction. In Proceedings of Association for Computational Linguistics. 80  Anna, Ben, Hyomin
10/24NO CLASS   
10/31 Kishore Papineni, Salim Roukos, Todd Ward, and Wei-Jing Zhu. 2002. BLEU: a method for automatic evaluation of machine translation. In Proceedings of Association for Computational Linguistics. 4,414  Xiaofan, Yifan
11/7 Regina Barzilay and Kathleen R. McKeown. 2005. Sentence Fusion for Multidocument News Summarization. In Journal of Computational Linguistics. 171 Sections 1-3Mauricio, Parth
11/14David Ferrucci et al. 2010. Building Watson: An Overview of the DeepQA Project. In AI Magazine. 393  Sarah, Szeyin
11/21Project progress reports   
11/28NO CLASS   
12/5 Sravana Reddy and Kevin Knight. 2011. What We Know About the Voynich Manuscript. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities.. 8  Selma, Yifan

Important Deadlines

9/61pmSubmit paper preferences here
9/94:15pmMeeting to discuss project ideas (Edmunds 114)
9/165:00pmRanked list of three possible senior project topic/advisor pairs. Submit here.
9/285:00pmInitial project description to project advisor
10/265:00pmAnnotated bibliography to project advisor
11/175:00pmExtended abstract and literature review to project advisor
12/105:00pmRevised literature review to project advisor

See a more detailed list of all deadlines for your senior project on the General CS 190 information page.