This course is discontinued

INF9820 – Language technological applications

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The subject might vary. The main emphasis will be on one or more applications like machine translation, information retrieval or dialogue systems.

Learning outcome

The student should acquire a thorough knowledge of one or more subjects in computational linguistics and be able to carry out a research project within the field.

In addition, each PhD candidate will be given an extended curriculum within the field/research area of the course. The syllabus must be approved by the lecturer so that the student can be admitted to the final exam.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Recommended previous knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Overlapping courses


2 hours lecturing and 2 hours group work each week. Seminar with active participation.

There will be mandatory assignments which must be accepted in order to take the exam.


4 h written exam.

Mandatory assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: HUMIT4722/HUMIT4722MN.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2016

Autumn 2014

Autumn 2012

Every other autumn semester.


Spring 2017

Autumn 2016

Spring 2015

Autumn 2014

Spring 2013

Autumn 2012

Teaching language