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