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 normally meets in Oxley Hall 122 but will be primarily virtual this semester (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!