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Computational Linguistics and Language Technology
Program Homepage: http://www.degrees.uzh.ch/studiengang.php?SC_SAP_id=50306169&CG_SAP_id=50307164&lang=en
Institution: Universität Zürich
Address: University of Zurich
Binzmühlestr. 14
City: Zurich
Zip/Postal Code: 8050
Country: Switzerland
Contact Person: Manfred Klenner , Dr

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Phone: +41 44 635 43 25
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The programme in Computational Linguistics and Language Technology deepens insight into the fundamental problems, questions and methods of solution for the field of computational linguistics and language technology, as well as an in-depth analysis and adoption of the uses and applications of the theories. The course enables students to gain an academic understanding of the theoretical and practical foundations of computer science and information technology, and develops solid programming and software development knowledge in regards to various paradigms of computer programming and in the region of complex linguistic technological problem areas. The Bachelor’s Degree prepares students with employment skills in the areas of publishing, library work, documentation and linguistic services, and in software production firms, especially in those in which a knowledge about computer-linguistic methodologies are required.
Available Financial Aid: To a limited extent, the Swiss Government grants foreign students university scholarships. For details, please check the Swiss Government Website at http://www.sbf.admin.ch/htm/themen/bildung/stipendien/eskas_en.html.
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