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Thu Mar 7 1996

FYI: Language Engineering in Edinburgh

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  1. Dawn Griesbach, COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Language Engineering in Edinburgh

Message 1: COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Language Engineering in Edinburgh

Date: Thu, 07 Mar 1996 16:54:46 GMT
From: Dawn Griesbach <dawncogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Language Engineering in Edinburgh

		 LANGUAGE ENGINEERING IN EDINBURGH

			A special theme in the

	 MSC IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND NATURAL LANGUAGE

				 at

		 THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH


For the 1996-97 academic year, CCS is offering a new theme in Language
Engineering within its MSc programme. A number of studentships are
available for UK students (paying fees and living allowance) and EC
students (paying fees only) to undertake the MSc. This specialised
theme combines theoretical training in language and speech processing
with practical language engineering and system design techniques.
Students will take modules offered by CCS, the Department of
Linguistics, the Department of Artificial Intelligence, and the HCRC's
Language Technology Group, which cover the following topics:

 o Parsing and natural language understanding
 o Speech synthesis and recognition
 o Corpus-based and statistical language processing
 o Logic programming and knowledge representation
 o System design and implementation

Students participating in this theme are expected to have previous
programming experience, and some background in computational or
theoretical linguistics. For their dissertation, students will work
closely with members of the HCRC's Language Technology Group on the
research and development of practical language processing systems.
LTG have a wide experience of collaborative applied research,
especially within EC funded projects.

The deadline for application is 15 April 1996. For information and
application details contact:

Admissions Telephone: +44 131 650 4667
Centre for Cognitive Science Fax: +44 131 650 6626
University of Edinburgh E-mail: infocogsci.ed.ac.uk
2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, UK EH8 9LW

See also our WWW site: http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/ccs/home.html
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