Students are taught by researchers who are engaged in developing the latest technologies within the university's priority research area in language technology, Centre for Language Technology, CLT.
CLT is a collaboration between several departments at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.
Language technology research and teaching in Gothenburg is characterized by a focus on the contribution of theoretical and rule-based approaches appropriately combined with statistical techniques. Students therefore receive instruction in linguistic theory as applied to language technology as well as modern approaches to language technology.
The programme draws students from a wide variety of backgrounds including linguistics, computer science, cognitive science and philosophy. The programme is heavily oriented towards practical programming techniques but we do not require that students entering the programme necessarily have a background in programming. They should, however, be prepared to learn programming techniques in an intensive introduction provided at the beginning of the programme.
Two year degree
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One year degree
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Two introductory courses introducing both programming for language technological applications, and relevant concepts and theories from formal linguistics. There will also be overviews of the main areas of modern language technology.
This is followed by a general introduction to natural language processing, NLP, the nuts and bolts of getting computers to understand and process human language. This semester also includes a course in programming for NLP.
The second semester is devoted to speech and dialogue technology, and to the statistical methods that are used in language technology.
If a student is taking the one year degree one will also carry out a shorter masters project in the second semester.
Most students will aim for the two year degree, and will take courses on processing the structure of language, syntax, and its meaning, semantics.
The first semester of the second year offers a choice from a variety of courses in language technology and related areas.
The final semester of the two year degree is entirely devoted to project work.
Students normally conduct their final projects with and industrial partner or at one of the three research laboratories associated with the interdisciplinary Centre for Language Technology at the University of Gothenburg
The programme syllabus in full as adopted by the board of the Faculty of Arts can be downloaded as pdf
The deadline for applying to the Master's Programme in Language Technology is
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If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees.
Tuition and applications fees.
For students outside EU/EEA, please review the application and tuition fees statement on the University of Gothenburg's programme web page.
Master's Programme in Language Technology
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science
P.O. Box 200
se-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Olof Wijksgatan 6
46 (0)31 786 5086