You will present one of the optional papers assigned for the class. Your job is to prepare a 10-15 minute overview of the paper. You should provide a framework for the approach taken in the paper, highlighting the main points and contributions. You should point out any claims or results that you find controversial. If there is a technical point of the paper that you think will be difficult to understand, you might select this point as the main part of your presentation and spend time explaining how you think it works.
You should prepare powerpoint slides and send them to Prof. Hirschberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on the day you are to present. These will be linked to the class syllabus. Please rehearse your presentation before class, so that we can keep to the schedule.