[Elsnet-list] Masters in Speech and Language Processing, Edinburgh

Steve Renals s.renals at ed.ac.uk
Wed Mar 2 17:54:07 CET 2005


               M.Sc. in Speech and Language Processing
                   One year taught Masters course

                 Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
         School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences
                     University of Edinburgh, UK

We are accepting applications for entry in September 2005.

Some ESRC-funded places are now available (application deadline 21 April).

The course is aimed at students with linguistics, computing,
engineering, psychology, philosophy or mathematics backgrounds, or
relevant experience. It is concerned with computational methods for
the automatic processing, and study, of spoken and written language
systems, from phonetics to computer speech recognition, natural
language understanding and beyond.

It consists of two semesters of taught modules followed by an extended
project which results in a dissertation. Teaching is provided jointly
by Linguistics and Informatics.

The course in 2005-6 will reflect the continuing expansion in speech
and language research at Edinburgh.

                European Masters in Language and Speech

The course has been approved by the EuroMasters consortium. Students
who take an appropriate selection of modules may be additionally
awarded a certificate endorsed by the International Speech
Communication Association (ISCA) and the European chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL). 

The University of Edinburgh has one of the largest concentrations of
language researchers, studying the formal, computational,
psychological and social aspects of language. The language community
includes members from different subject areas with rich collaborative
links with many outside institutions. It is drawn together for
research within the Human Communication Research Centre and shares
M.Sc. teaching and Ph.D supervision.

The course provides research or vocational training and can be
freestanding or leading to Ph.D. study. The modular nature of the
course means that it can be tailored to individual needs. Edinburgh
University offers excellent infrastructure and support, including a
purpose-built computer lab for this course.

For further information, including full details of the modules
available, please visit the course website:


and for more information on ESRC funding, visit:



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