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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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MSc in Speech and Language Processing
Program Homepage: http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/teaching/postgrad/mscslp/
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Address: Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
University of Edinburgh
City: Edinburgh
Zip/Postal Code: EH8 9LL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Simon King , Dr.

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Phone: +44-131-650-3961
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The course is aimed at students with linguistics, computing, engineering, psychology, philosophy or mathematics backgrounds, or relevant experience. It is concerned with computational methods for the automatic processing, and study, of spoken and written language systems, from phonetics to computer speech recognition, natural language understanding and beyond. It consists of two terms of taught modules followed by an extended project which results in a dissertation. Teaching is provided jointly by Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Informatics and Psychology.
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