This is a weekly forum open to anyone with an interest in computational linguistics. We plan a varied schedule of work in progress presentations and general discussion. We’re aiming to keep things accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of linguistics. Computational linguists or potential computational linguists should attend on a regular basis and may sign up for 1 hour of credit (possibly 2 if presenting) of LING 7890.08, the associated course. Others (including undergraduates) are welcome to drop in on an ad hoc basis.

The instigators are the CLLT faculty (de Marneffe, Elsner, Fosler-Lussier, Schuler, Su, Sun, White). We call it Clippers, following the example of the other spirited discussion groups in the Linguistics department: Changelings, Commies, Lacqueys, Phonies, Pragmatics, the Psycholinguistics Lab Meeting, So Mean and Synners. If you want you can think of the name as a quasi-acronym for Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (or even the local minor league baseball team, if you prefer).

The current schedule can be found on the main Events page.

Important: Please be sure to subscribe to our local computational linguistics mailing list on which all Clippers sessions and talks are announced.

This semester’s meeting time is Tuesday 12:45-2:05. Clippers meets in Oxley Hall 122 and will also have a virtual option this semester for those unable to attend in person (see the mailing list for the Zoom link).

The plan, as usual, is to start each session with 10-15 minutes of open discussion — usually consisting of news, announcements and the Paul Davis Moment — and then to continue with the assigned topic for the day.

We have recently adopted some ground rules for Clippers discussions — if you’re new to the group, please have a look!