LINGUIST List 9.993

Thu Jul 2 1998

FYI: New MA in Computational Linguistics

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  1. Dominique Estival, New MA in Computational Linguistics

Message 1: New MA in Computational Linguistics

Date: Thu, 02 Jul 1998 13:17:30 +1100
From: Dominique Estival <>
Subject: New MA in Computational Linguistics

	 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

Dr Dominique Estival
Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
University of Melbourne
Parkville Victoria 3052
tel: +61-3-9344-4227
fax: +61-3-9344-8990
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