Graduate School of Language Technology in Finland

Kieliteknologian valtakunnallinen tutkijakoulu - Språkteknologiska forskarskolan i Finland


About Our Courses

The KIT Graduate School arranges intensive courses in relevant and interesting topics chosen by the students and advisors of the School. We plan to arrange two to three courses per academic year. Each course is worth 1 or 2 credit points (unless otherwise stated), where one credit point corresponds to one week of full-time study. Two courses will be held in the year 2005. (Three courses were held during the year 2003 and three courses in 2004.)

From the autumn of 2004, the KIT courses belong to the larger collection of courses offered by the Nordic Graduate School of Language Technology (NGSLT). Graduate students registered as NGSLT students from all Nordic and Baltic countries as well as North-Western Russia can apply for compensation for their travel expenses and accommodation. The funds are provided by NordForsk (previously called NorFA). Travelling expenses of non-members of KIT-GS and NGSLT cannot be reimbursed.

To participate in a course, whether you are a member of the KIT Graduate School or not, fill in both the student form and the supervisor form at http://www.ngslt.org/application/.

Provided that the the course is not full, students from other disciplines and non-members of KIT-GS and NGSLT are welcome to participate in our courses.

In case of problems, contact Hanna Westerlund (hanna.westerlund@helsinki.fi).


Courses in 2008

A multi-agent approach to language acquisition, language grounding and language evolution

Teacher: Paul Vogt (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Time: 5 - 9 May 2008
Location: Helsinki
More info: Course overview
Deadlines: Apply by: see NGSLT Activities, KIT-GS students apply by sending an email to hanna.westerlund (at) helsinki.fi

Courses in the Year 2005

Minimally supervised induction of morphology

Teacher: Richard Wicentowski (Swarthmore College)
Time: 22 - 26 August 2005
Location: Helsinki
More info: Course overview
Deadlines: Apply by: 15 June 2005
Notification of acceptance by: 22 June 2005

Combined Course on Information Structure and Combinatorial Categorial Grammar

Teacher: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová and Geert-Jan M. Kruijff (Dept. of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Saarland University)
Time: 4 - 8 April 2005
Location: Helsinki
More info: Course overview
Deadlines: Passed.

Courses in the Year 2004

Soft Computing: An introduction to R as a statistical programming environment for the analysis of quantitative linguistic data

Teacher: Harald Baayen (Interfaculty research unit for language and speech, University of Nijmegen, & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Time: 13 - 17 December 2004
Location: Helsinki
More info: Course overview
Deadlines: Passed.

Emergent phonology

Teacher: Björn Lindblom (Stockholm University)
Time: 17 - 20 May 2004
Location: Helsinki
More info: Course overview
Deadlines: Passed.

Speech production modelling

Teachers: Svante Granqvist (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) and Martti Vainio (University of Helsinki)
Time: 12 - 16 January 2004
Location: Helsinki
More info: Course overview
Deadlines: Passed.

Courses in the Year 2003

Language evolution and computation

Teachers: Simon Kirby and Jim Hurford (University of Edinburgh)
Time: 1 - 5 September 2003
Location: Helsinki
More info: Detailed course info and articles to read before the beginning of the course!
Deadlines: Passed

Weighted finite-state transducers in text and speech processing

Teacher: Mehryar Mohri (AT&T Labs - Research)
Time: 12 - 15 May 2003
Location: Helsinki
More info: Detailed course info and articles to read before the beginning of the course!
Contact person, Anssi Yli-Jyrauml; and techer Mehryar Mohry, May 2003, Helsinki
Researcher Anssi Ylijyrä and teacher
Mehryar Mohry, May 2003, Helsinki

Unsupervised learning in language technology

Teacher: Roman Yangarber (New York University)
Time: 5 - 9 May 2003
Location: Helsinki
More info: Detailed course info and articles to read before the beginning of the course!
Deadlines: Passed

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