PhD in Computational Linguistics

About the Program

PhD (CL) is a three to five year program which admits students from varying backgrounds, computer-science and non-computer science which includes science, humanities and social science.

There are two streams of students:

Stream 1
This stream consists of two sub-streams of students:
Stream 1A: Students coming from Computer science / technology bacground
Stream 1B: Students coming from Science/Maths/ECE background or equivalent

Stream 2
Students coming from Linguistics, humanities and social science bacground belong to this stream.

Objectives

The goal of the programme is to give a general high level breadth in the area of Computational Linguistics and its related disciplines, and to carry out original in-depth research work on a problem in Computational Linguistics.

Advantages (for the student)

Students can pursue their academic career as a faculty or researcher in India or abroad. They can also contribute in research and development activities in industry.

Duration

Three to five years

Stream 1 (Students coming from Computer Science/Science/Maths/ECE background or equivalent)

Eligibility:Open to students from computer science, science and engineering background.

Admission Process: Visit https://www.iiit.ac.in/admissions/pgee

Stream 2 (Students coming from Linguistics, humanities and social science bacground)

Eligibility: MA/Mphil in linguistics, langauges and other related areas. Sanskrit students or individuals with an aptitude in language analysis are encouraged to apply.
Admission Process: Visit https://www.iiit.ac.in/admissions/pgee

Courses for Stream 1

Compulsory courses:

CS 3001 Computer Environments & Scripting
MA 3201 Discrete Maths & Algorithms*
OR
Problem Solving and Programming**
CS 4725 Natural Language Processing
HS 5090 Computational Linguistics I
HS 5092 Language Typology & Universals

Electives:
1. HS 5095 Linguistic Data: Collection and Analysis
2. HS 5096 Linguistics Data: Collection and Modeling
3. CS 4725 Natural Language Processing
4. CS 5728 Natural Language Processing Applications or
(AI and other related courses)
5. HS 5091 CL2: Semantics, Pragmatics & Discourse
6. HS 5093 Language & Society
7. Indian Grammatical Tradition
8. A Course in Generalized Syntax
9. Natural Language Semantics
10. Speech

*Course taken by students with CS background.
**Course taken by students with non-CS background

Courses for Stream 2

Compulsory courses:
MA 3001 Basic Maths 1
MA 3002 Basic Maths 2
CS 5002 Computer and Scripting 1
CS 5003 Computer and Scripting 2
HS 5090 Computational Linguistics I
HS 5091 CL2: Semantics, Pragmatics & Discourse

Electives:
1. HS 5095 Linguistic Data: Collection and Analysis
2. HS 5096 Linguistics Data: Collection and Modeling
3. CS 4725 Natural Language Processing
4. CS 5728 Natural Language Processing Applications or
(AI and other related courses)
5. HS 5092 Language Typology & Universals
6. Indian Grammatical Tradition
7. A Course in Generalized Syntax
8. Natural Language Semantics
9. Speech

Regulations:

https://www.iiit.ac.in/academics/programmes/phdreg

Admission procedure

Visit https://www.iiit.ac.in/admissions/pgee

Faculty

http://ltrc.iiit.ac.in

https://www.iiit.ac.in/people/faculty

Research Centers

http://ltrc.iiit.ac.in

https://www.iiit.ac.in/research/centers

Page last updated on 21st August, 2015