masters and doctoral programmes
Since 2002, the Ixa and Aholab groups have been promoting training and research in the area of Language Technologies through master's and doctoral programmes where more than 140 professionals have been trained, more than 50 doctoral theses have been read (20 of them in the last 5 years) and 24 theses are currently being developed.
The group is currently promoting:
Erasmus Mundus master Language and Communication technologies
The Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in a rapidly growing area. It offers education and training opportunities for the next generations of leaders in research and innovation. It provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies and it strengthens their ability to work according to scientific methods. Moreover, the students acquire practice-oriented knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in Language Technology, Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, and Computer Science.
The local master Hizkuntzaren Analisia eta prozesamendua / Language Analysis and Processing (HAP/LAP) taught in Basque and English.
It is the only Master's degree from the University of the Basque Country that is taught in these languages.
The main goal of the programme is to introduce the students to the applications developed within the language industry such as language analysis, and computer techniques and applications for natural language processing. Applications developed within the language industry include:
- Text editing and management (grammar and spell checkers, dictionary aids)
- Information Retrieval and Extraction for large volumes of text
- Machine Translation
- Natural Language Interfaces
- Speech Processing
The Doctoral Program “Language Analysis and Processing”, in which 20 people have been doctored in the last 5 years.