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Master's Programme in Language Technology


MPLT 2019-2021

This is the planned standard layout of the programme. The degree requirements (see the sister page Elective courses and degree requirements) give the students considerable freedom to choose other courses. Some of this information is open to revision! Some courses (syllabi and content) will be revised. To find specific course information use the links to external pages (only for some courses) or use the course code and the search facility to find the course page in the Student Portal. The page MPLT 2020-2021 contains the corresponding information for the next class.

Autumn 2019 FIRST SEMESTER (2 September to 19 January with Christmas and New Year period free of lectures.)

  • 5LN429 Programming for language technologists I, 7.5 cr (FC). (weeks 36-45)
  • 5LN445 Mathematics for language technologists, 7.5 cr (FC). (weeks 36-45)
  • 5LN710 Natural language processing, 15 cr. (ALT). (weeks 46-03)

Spring 2020 SECOND SEMESTER (20 January to 7 June.)

The degree requirements (for an MA in LT) (see below) allows you to take other courses than those which are offered as courses in the programme. If you wish to use this possibility during the spring you have to apply for them as freestanding (i.e. with admission independent of programmes) courses (deadline 15 October). It is then important to consider the entry requirements for the remaining semesters, when you plan your studies. If you intend to take the LT courses listed here you don't have to do anything before they start, except complete the courses making you eligible. You can take at most four of them even in case five are offered.

  • 5LN715 Advanced programming for language technologists, 7.5 cr. (ALT) (w. 04-13)
    [Entry requirement: 5LN429 Programming for Language Technologists I.] [2019 instance: info in SP]
  • 5LN708 Machine learning in natural language processing, 7.5 cr. (ALT) (w. 04-13)
    [Entry requirement: 7.5 cr. mathematics and 7.5 cr. programming.]
  • Will probably be offered (agreement pending): 5LN703 Speech Technology (Advanced Level) (ALT) (w. 04-13) - which is given at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm, as an MPLT entry to the KTH course DT2112 Speech Technology (which you cannot apply for directly).
    [Entry requirement: 30 credits in language technology.]
  • 5LN713 Syntactic Parsing (Advanced Level), 7.5 cr. (ALT) (w. 14-23)
    [Entry requirement: 7.5 cr. mathematics and 7.5 cr. programming.]
  • 5LN712 Information Retrieval (advanced level), 7.5 cr. (ALT) (w. 14-23)
    [Entry requirement: 7.5 cr. mathematics and 7.5 cr. programming.]

Autumn 2020 THIRD SEMESTER (31 August to 17 January with Christmas and New Year period free of lectures.)

5LN714 compulsory. Deadline for applications 15 April 2020.

  • 5LN714 Language technology: research and development, 15 cr (ALT).
    [Department admission. Entry requirement: 30 cr. advanced courses in Language Technology.]
  • 5LN711 Machine Translation (advanced level), 7.5 cr. (ALT). (w. 36-45)
    [Department admission. Entry requirement: 7.5 cr. mathematics and 7.5 cr. programming.] Also in 5 cr. version.
  • 5LN720 Current Topics in Digital Philology, 7.5 cr. (ALT). (w. 46-03)
    [Department admission. Entry requirement: 7.5 cr. mathematics and 7.5 cr. programming.] Also in 5 cr. version.
  • 1DL210 Algorithms and Data Structures I, 5 cr. (FC) (w. 36-44)
    [Apply! Entry requirement (special for MPLT): 45 cr. from MPLT]
  • 1DL340 Artificial Intelligence, 5 cr. (ACS) (w. 36-44)
    [Apply! Entry requirement (special for MPLT): 45 cr. from MPLT]
  • 1DL251 Software Engineering and Project Management, 5 cr. (ACS) (w. 36-44)
    [Apply! Entry requirement (special for MPLT): 45 cr. from MPLT]
  • Other courses can be taken, see below.

Spring 2021 FOURTH SEMESTER (18 January to 6 June.)

  • 5LN709 Master thesis in language technology, 30 hp (ALT).
    [Entry requirement: 30 credits advanced courses in Language Technology, including 5LN715 Advanced Programming for Language Technologists and 5LN714 Language Technology: Research and Development.]