CS 598 KCC - Understanding LLMs AKA ChatGPT
Last offered Fall 2023
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.
Understanding and Using Large Language Models AKA ChatGPT- for Search Engines. Large language models (LLMs) have transformed the field of natural language processing and established a new paradigm upon foundation models for aritificial intelligence. ChatGPT has created real buzz of new applications and possibilities -- as well as wild hype and fear. Nevertheless, our understanding of LLMs-- as they are large and complex-- are limited. What can it do? How does it work? What can we use it for and how? This class will take a laboratory and collaborative approach to study by doing research: We will benchmark the behavior of LLMs and exploit its applications. As our focus, we will study search engine-- How LLM can help our knowledge acquisition? Format: hands-on, small-group research. Objective: Publishable research papers. Pre-requisites: Research experience in NLP/ML/DM (e.g., having a publication or submission in ACL/EMNLP or similar venues)-- please verify with instructor. For up-to-dat