Laboratory of Computer and Information Science / Neural Networks Research Centre CIS Lab Helsinki University of Technology

Courses in previous years: [ 2004 | 2005 ]

Replaces the course:
T-61.186 Special course in Language Technology V P 2-5 cr
T-61.186 Kieliteknologian erikoiskurssi V L 2-5 ov

T-61.6090 Special course in Language Technology V P
T-61.6090 Kieliteknologian erikoiskurssi V L

Finnish-Swedish Machine Translation Challenge, Autumn 2006, 7 cr


The course has the following basic objectives:

Requirements for passing the course

The course will be graded as accepted / failed. Requirements for passing the course: It is possible to attend the course using e-mail and the web-based resources that are made available during the course.

Prerequisites for attending

This special course is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Each participant is expected to have reasonably advanced understanding in a relevant discipline related to the domain of interest (e.g. language technology, machine translation, computer science, statistical machine learning).


The course will take place during autumn 2006 (from September to December, periods I and II).

Kick-off event, Friday, 22nd of September, Preliminary Programme

Date and time: Friday, 22nd of September, 2006, 9.15-16.00
Place:         Hall T2, Department of Computer Science
               and Engineering, TKK
               Konemiehentie 2, Espoo

9.15-9.30      Organization and objectives of the course

9.30-10.00     Introduction to language resources
               and collaboration tools

10.00-11.20    Language technology tools

11.20-12.00    Participants introduce themselves, their
               background and interests, preliminary
               group formation

               Introduction of prizes

12.00-13.00    Lunch

13.00-15.00    Research perspectives and pointers

15.00-16.00    Information on practical group work

The videos of the kick-off meeting are available here.

Registration to KitWiki

All course participants are supposed to register to CSC's KitWiki environment at

Our KitWiki working environment can be accessed through

In order to use the resources and tools at CSC environment you would fill in the form at


The course is organized in collaboration between

Supporting companies

The course is supported by the following Finnish high-tech language technology companies.

More information

For more information, please send email to

Please, see also

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