The Post Graduate Diploma in Language Computing (PGDLC) is a 24 weeks full time programme targeted towards grooming students in the arena of human-computer interaction and computational modelling as well as simulation of human language. Language is widely known as what makes us human and we instictly know its value in communication and development of ideas. Transferring these skills to computers is the challenge of Computational Linguistics. The PGDLC program aims to provide a self-contained introduction to the central issues of Natural Language Processing (NLP), various practical skills associated with the design and implementation of NLP systems, and to prepare students (software engineers and linguists) for computer modeling for the development language technology tools and applications. It combines elements of Computer Science, Linguistics, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Statistics that helps linguists and computer scientists to explore the emerging trends in NLP and AI as well as contemporary research in these fields. The indepth courseware, practical sessions prepare the students for a variety of positions in this rapidly growing industry
1. Graduate in Engg or equivalent (eg. BE/ B.Tech/4 years B.Sc Engg./ AMIE/ AIETE/ DoEACC B level etc) in Electronics/ Electrical/ Computer Science Engineering (CSE) or related areas. 2. PG in Engg. Sciences (eg. MCA/ M.Sc. Engg, M.Sc. (CS, IT, EE, Electronics, Instrumentation etc) 3. Post Graduates in Maths or allied areas (eg. Statistics, Applied Maths) 4. PG in Physics or Computational Sciences/ Post graduates in Applied Sciences/ Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics/ Language/ Literature are also eligible. 5. The candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in their qualifying examination.
Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics is a rapidly developing and exciting discipline in the Information Technology industry and the need for trained manpower is growing. ACTS has designed the PGDLC course keeping in view the current and future manpower needs of this industry. The PGDLC course, is expected to be well regarded by recruiters in the IT industry as an assured source of well trained and high quality manpower. Through the programme, students will be able to:
Excel in the development of the application in machine translation, speech recognition and synthesis, search engines and other technologies like Language Teaching, Spell Checkers and Grammar Checkers, Electronic Dictionaries and Thesaurus.
Gain both theoretical and real world experinece through in depth lectures by experts in the field, in house projects and assignments.
Be qualified for positions like Computational Linguist, Software Development Engineer, Speech Software Development Engineer, Language Technology Specialist, Translation Technology Specialist, Discourse Analyst and many more.