Hello Fellow NLP Study Group!
You may have received an update email from Dan Jurafsky and Christopher Manning or seen Marco's note about it. Either way we're delayed a little, which is fine. Also, some have suggested a google+ hangout. So let's take this time to explore that idea and get the technical hiccups out of the way and perhaps decide if that's a good idea for this study group's environment. It certainly would make things transportation easy! So I scheduled a regular public hangout with http://gphangouts.com/ for every Monday at 6pm. You can see the schedule and get the instructions to join the hangout here.
I look forward to meeting you virtually.
Please send your agenda ideas in the meantime here's a rough agenda for the meeting :
- Introductions and state goal for the semester.
- Discuss Group Goals for the semester.
- Create expectations, rules and guidelines
- Review Course Description and prerequisites found here - http://www.nlp-class.org/
- Set Agenda for the next Study Group.
PS - Has anyone bought the recommended textbook yet? $104 on Amazon!
NOTE: Apologies for changing the time, I promise to return the Thursday schedule, I just thought that it would be better have an organizational first meeting after the course is open to all of us and to make sure everyone attending is on the same page. After we get through the logistics and organization, I'd like to discuss individual and group goals for the study group.
This is a study group meeting and not a regular meetup event with a presentation etc. In the first event the group will discuss the online schedule and the curriculum for the Stanford Natural Language Processing Class as part of the local study group in New York. Please indicate if you plan to attend the study group to allow the host to plan accordingly.
If you would like to enroll in the Natural Language Processing Online Class with Chris Manning and Dan Jurafsky please visit and register on the Stanford University site here: