Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT).

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Dear colleagues,

I have analyzed different master programs in Language and Speech Technology in Europe

and I'd like to share with you my i
deas about them
.


Regards,

Pavel


2 master programs used as examples:


1. The European Masters in Language and Speech


“The European Masters in Language and Speech presents a flexible and innovative scheme for
education and training of students in both Natural Language Processing and Speech
Communication Sciences. Students successfully fulfilling the requirements will re
ceive a
certificate granted by ISCA and EACL.

Any European University can participate in the scheme, provided that the University can
demonstrate how their students can fulfill the requirements for the Masters in their own
institution or through exchange
with other universities. We welcome students in the areas of
Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology, etc.

(
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/emasters/overview.html
)”

The con
tents of the European Masters are defined in the following areas:



Theoretical linguistics




Natural lang
uage processing




Phonetics and phonology




Cognitive models for speech language processing




Speech signal processing




Pattern recognition




Language engineering applications

Our Northern European Master
s

program can join it in future.


2.
European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)

The following consortium of Universities



Department of Computational Linguistics
, Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany
(coordinator)



Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen
-
Bolzano (FUB)



Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Science
,
University of Malta



University of Nancy 2
, France



Faculty of Math
ematics and Physics
, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic



Centre for Language and Cognition Groningen
,
Faculty of Arts
,
University of
Groningen
, The Netherlands

are offering the
Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and
Communication Technologies (LCT).

The European Masters Program in Language and
Communication Technologies is an interna
tional distributed Master of Science/Arts course.

(
http://lct
-
master.org/
)


Areas of Specialization:



Computational Linguistics



Computational Psycholinguistics



Language Technology



Phonetics and Speech Technology

G
o
od
samples
of study schedules
can be found here:
http://www.coli.uni
-
saarland.de/msc/page.php?id=program



We could
borrow

any study program. But
it would be better

t
o formulate some
general
requirements about
the

content of study programs (list of courses)

because
education i
n
Language Technology, Speech Technology and Computational Linguistics is
provid
ed
at

different NE universities.

My proposal:

1. Duration = 2 years

2.
T
otal
=

120

ECTS credits

(
Masters thesis

= 30
ECTS credits
)


Linguistics: 18


28
ECTS credits

(
it
depends on student’s background)

Special disciplines (for LT, ST or CL): 22


32
ECTS credits

(it depends on student’s
background)

T
he rest
:

disciplines
set

by the S
t
at
e
(federal part)
and University (
at

our university


pr
obat
i
on
, philosophy, foreign language…)

3. The main problem is the
certification
to
obtain
the diploma. All international
programs require
that at least on
e

semester the student
should
stud
y

at

a partn
er university. In this case the student
obtains second diploma from th
e

partner university. The
European Masters in Language and
Speech

program
award
s

a certificate by
ISCA or EACL
, signed by their presidents
.

It is good
,

but
it
requires
study programs to
be
synchroniz
ed
.

I suggest
two more options:



a regular summer school with tests (exams) and students


presentations of their research work
;



to include in
examining board
s the representatives of partner universities or master school
board (or NEALT if
it
award
s

certificate
s).

B
oth variants are
less expensive

than to study abroad.


What
do

you think about

it
?


Regards,

Pavel