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Course Levels

Within GSLT, courses are divided into three levels as follows:

  • Level 1 courses carry 5 credit points and offer an introduction to research in one of the school’s various areas. Examples of level 1 courses are Natural Language Processing, Speech Technology, Linguistics, Phonetics.
  • Level 2 courses carry 5 credit points and focus on a particular subarea of one of the school’s areas which is of current research interest in language technology. Level 2 courses normally have one or more level 1 courses as a prerequisite. Examples of level 2 courses are Dialogue Systems, Machine Translation, Lexical Semantics, Information Access.
  • Level 3 courses carry 10 credit points and offer a detailed examination of a current open research problem. Usually the instructor presents some research of her own which she develops during the course and course projects contribute to this research or present alternative solutions. Level 3 courses often have a specific level 2 course as a prerequisite, but they may also be more problem or application oriented and build on several previous courses. Level 3 courses may involve a shorter or longer stay at a research institution other than the home institution. Examples of level 3 courses are Dialogue Systems 2, Machine Translation 2.

All decisions regarding examination and credits are ultimately taken by each student’s home institution.

GSLT Ph.D. students should read the full document:

Course Levels and Requirements

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