Natural language processing
Third-cycle programmes in natural language processing provide in-depth methodological and theoretical knowledge of the multidisciplinary research area of language technology.
The focus of this subject is on the development and use of linguistic resources and language-technical tools for the resolution of research questions related to language technology and other disciplines. The programme provides fundamental knowledge of existing such resources and good conditions for the development of new resources, as well as solid experience of addressing language-technological research assignments with a basis in the linguistic resources required for their resolution.
The skills provided by the research programme in natural language processing are becoming increasingly important in the modern information society. They are also increasingly in demand within academia, including in areas other than language technology. The knowledge is applicable within areas such as information searching and other processing of information and texts, such as in the realisation of the vision of 24-hour access to government authorities. Other examples of important areas of application include machine translation, computer-assisted language learning and corpus linguistics.
A PhD is a prerequisite for a lectureship at a higher education institution.