At a glance
- Diploma: Master of Science Degree
- Type: Industry and Research oriented degree
- Number of ECTS credits: 120
- Start: September 2nd 2019
- Duration: 1-2 years
- Language: English
- Tuition fees: €334,00, price may vary if you are not a E.U. citizen.
- Location: Nancy, France (1h30 train ride from Paris)
Natural Language Processing (NLP): Get computers to converse
NLP: An exploding and fascinating area of science, offering many career opportunities in many sectors such as industry, research and education.
The goal of NLP is to produce computational models which simulate our ability to speak and understand "natural" languages such as English, French, Russian, Chinese etc. as opposed to artificial languages such as programming or mathematics.
With the proliferation of digital data, there is a massive need for well-trained engineers and researchers able to exploit this data for commercial (e-commerce, recommendation systems, automatic summarization, multilingual translation, etc) and socio-political (e-learning, opinion mining, behavioral prediction, etc.) purposes.
Worldwide, start-ups, small firms with strong R&D profiles and large companies (e.g., Google, Facebook, Airbus, Thales, IBM, Orange) are looking for scientists and engineers who can contribute to the development of AI systems capable of managing and exploiting textual data (web pages, tweets, emails, blogs, messages on social networks, institutional texts, debates from the European Parliament and digital archives and books).
MSc Degree in Natural Language Processing by IDMC: Overcome linguistic data challenges
At the crossroads of computer science, mathematics, linguistics, and artificial intelligence
Studying NLP is studying linguistics (what are the rules defining a language?), computer science (How to program models which can convert data into text or vice versa, or which can interpret the content of a text?) and formal approaches (probability theory, statistics).
NLP has many applications: machine translation, human-machine dialogue, summarization, opinion detection (e.g. is the text for or against Brexit?), computer-aided language learning (e.g., automatic generation of exercises for language learning) and text simplification to facilitate access to content.
NLP is a strongly expanding field which addresses fascinating scientific challenges (how to model natural language?) and students graduating from our MSc are equipped to face any challenge requiring linguistic data.
You can enter in the master in the first year (for 2 years, with a bachelor - 180 ECTS) or directly in second year (for 1 year with 240 ECTS).
You will like our MSc Degree in NLP if you are interested in
Computer Science, Mathematics
- Probabilities and Statistics
- Machine Learing
- Algorithms and Computer programming
- Deep Learning
- Text and Language processing: summarisation, generation, questions answering, chatbots, etc.
- Speech Processing: speech recognition, speech synthesis, etc.
- Knowledge: Semantic web, ontologies, informations retrieval
Linguistics and Humanities
- Semantics, syntax, morphology, phonology, etc.
- Digital Humanities
- Communication technologies
From theory to practice
- 1 hands-on project per semester during the 1st year MSc
- 1 global project dealing with research concerns during the 2nd year MSc
- 1 research internship during the 2nd year MSc leading to the MSc thesis
Application requirements and deadlines
Applicants must hold or expect to hold a Bachelor's degree in either Natural Language Processing, Mathematics, Computer Science, Linguistics, or Artificial Intelligence prior to the beginning of the program. Candidates with other degrees may be considered, provided that they have a strong background in the above-mentioned subjects.
The deadlines for enrollment in fall 2019 are :
- January 8th 2019: admission committee statutes on January 15th
- March 8th 2019: admission committee statutes on March 15th
- May 8th 2019: admission committee statutes on May 15th
- June 20th 2019: admission committee statutes on June 27th
Standard tuition fees for 2019/20 are set to €334,00 per academic year. However, the tuitions fees may vary if you are not a E.U. citizen.
Students receive assistance from the welcome team (http://welcome.univ-lorraine.fr/en) for numerous administrative hurdles including applying for Health Insurance and the French National Housing Benefit "CAF". Please note that the French "CROUS" scholarship is compatible with our degree.
Additional scholarship opportunities can be found at the CampusFrance website (e.g. French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development for international students).
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