Opportunities: New Language Technology Courses Open to Outside Participants

Language technologies have been around for a long time, but have gone through a revolution in recent years. Photo: The Royal broadcast, Christmas 1934, courtesy of Wikipedia

Language technologies have been around for a long time, but have gone through a revolution in recent years. Photo: The Royal broadcast, Christmas 1934, courtesy of Wikipedia

Skoltech is proud to announce a unique opportunity for students with a background in Information Technology to join a newly developed graduate level 8-week Language Technologies courses offered, alongside with Skoltech students.

The courses on offer (see below) are available this upcoming Term 3 of the spring semester.

Please note that course participation will be offered free of charge and participants will be selected on a competitive basis and that language of instruction will be English only.

INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES

Term 3 Spring semester 2015

Study period: February 2, 2015 – March 27, 2015

Where: Skolkovo Innovation Center, Hypercube

Contact and info: Yana Kraskovskaya

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Tel. +7 (495) 280 14 81 ext.34-04

 

Course Description

The course will give students a practical sense of current capabilities of Language Technologies, their underlying principles and business applications. It will cover 6 major components of Language Technologies: Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Machine Translation, Speech Recognition, Text and Speech Generation, and Communication with Devices. Each area will be covered with an overview lecture, practical exercises and a discussion of trends and applications.  Last 2 weeks will be dedicated to short projects by groups of students. Utilization of the state-of-the-art Open Source and commercial tools will be emphasized.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 

  • Articulate the key principles and methods underlying Language Technologies
  • Assess applicability of Language Technologies for solving business problems
  • Select appropriate tools
  • Build simple applications

 

Course instructors: Anatole Gershman

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~anatoleg/

 

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