Due Date: 1/25 (Thurs) 11:59 PM PST.
Hard deadline: 1/28 (Sun) 11:59 PM PST with 3 late days. Assignments turned in past this date will be penalized (see the grading page).
In this assignment we will familiarize you with basic concepts of neural networks, word vectors, and their application to sentiment analysis.
Note: Please be sure you have Python 2.7.x installed on your system. The following instructions should work on Mac or Linux. If you have any trouble getting set up, please come to office hours and the TAs will be happy to help.
[Optional] virtual environment: Once you have unzipped the starter code, you might want to create a virtual environment for the project. If you choose not to use a virtual environment, it is up to you to make sure that all dependencies for the code are installed on your machine. To set up a virtual environment, run the following:
cd assignment1 sudo pip install virtualenv # This may already be installed virtualenv .env # Create a virtual environment source .env/bin/activate # Activate the virtual environment pip install -r requirements.txt # Install dependencies # Work on the assignment for a while ... deactivate # Exit the virtual environment
Install requirements (without a virtual environment): To install the required packages locally without setting up a virtual environment, run the following:
cd assignment1 pip install -r requirements.txt # Install dependencies
Download data: Once you have the starter code, you will need to download the Stanford Sentiment Treebank dataset and pretrained GloVe vectors. Run the following from the
Submitting your workSee Piazza for submission instructions. Remember, you MUST follow the instructions and submit your code and writeup.
There will be four parts to this assignment. Each part has written and code components. The assignment is designed to be completed in order as later sections will leverage solutions to earlier parts. Read the assignment carefully and start early as some parts may take significant time to run.