MA in Computational Linguistics

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Dominique Estival (D.Estival@linguistics.unimelb.edu.au)
Fri, 02 Oct 1998 16:32:13 +1100


MA in Computational Linguistics Starting in 1999, a new MA in Computational Linguistics will be offered at the University of Melbourne. This program is designed to provide advanced training in Computational Linguistics for students in linguistics, applied linguistics or computer science who wish to specialize in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP). Course objectives This course aims to provide an advanced understanding of the techniques and issues in computational linguistics. Students should gain familiarity with the current frameworks used in various types of NLP applications, such as parsing, text generation, machine translation, authoring aids, corpus linguistics, or human-computer interaction. Academic pre-requisites for entry Either a BA (Honours) with a minimum of H2A grade level or a Postgraduate Diploma in a cognate discipline (e.g. Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Computer Science, or Cognitive Science). Candidates who do not meet the entry requirements should seek admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics) and seek accelerated progress to the MA when they have completed three Postgraduate Diploma subject, at a level of H2A or above. Course structure Five subjects and a minor thesis (13,000 words) * 3 compulsory subjects: Issues in Linguistic Research Computational Linguistics Parsing & Natural Language Processing * 2 electives chosen from: Quantitative Methods in Language Studies Advanced Phonetics Advanced Syntax Advanced Semantics (offered by the Dept of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics) Engineering for Human Computer Interaction Text and Document Management (offered by the Dept of Computer Science) CALL Software Evaluation CALL Software Design, Implementation and Delivery (offered by the Horwood Language Center) one of the above may be replaced by one of: Natural Languages Computing for language and literature studies (offered by the Dept. of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics) AI Languages and Technologies (offered by the Dept. of Computer Science Dept.) The normal duration of the course is two semesters. For further information, contact: Administrative Officer Dept. of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics University of Melbourne Parkville VIC 3052 AUSTRALIA enquiries@linguistics.unimelb.edu.au Dr Dominique Estival Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics University of Melbourne Parkville Victoria 3052 AUSTRALIA tel: +61-3-9344-4227 fax: +61-3-9344-8990 D.Estival@linguistics.unimelb.edu.au http://www.arts.unimelb.edu.au/Dept/LALX/people/estival.html


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