Mathematical and Computational Linguistics

Master's Degree Program in Russian
This program provides an opportunity to gain and develop experience in developing and applying instruments for natural language processing. The educational process and internships are organized by interdisciplinary teams that include mathematicians, linguists, programmers, and cognitive scientists. The goal of the program is to prepare specialists in the theory and practice of natural language processing that can work with communicated information in written and oral texts. A fundamental knowledge of the related mathematical and linguistic spheres is considered vital for specialists. The Program goal to create specialists in this field is timely in the context of our modern world with its rapidly growing amount of textual information.
Career opportunities
Program graduates are developing intellectual technologies at IT-companies and academic institutes, working in business ("digital economics') where they are creating systems for semantic search, analysis of textual documents, processing natural language queries, and virtual consulting. The skills acquired by graduates are in demand by mass media and other organizations that need systems for automatic semantic analysis and processing very large amounts of textual data. Graduates are also developing dialogue education systems, and diagnostic and developmental services for people (in particular, children) with language dysfunctions. Graduates can participate in developing language services for "digital medicine", cryptography and information security systems.
IT-companies
Academic institutes
Business
Mass media
Digital medicine
Education
Cryptography
Information security
Study
Duration of Study
Two academic years
Language of Instruction
Russian
Master's Thesis*
*The intended language is Russian however, Master's research may be focused on any language as the research object.
Program Structure
Philology
Mathematics
Obligatory general disciplines
Credits
Certification
Foreign language (English)
6
Exam
Philosophy
2
Exam
Mathematical logic and theory of algorithms
2
Test
Algebra
2
Test
Theory of probability and mathematical statistics
2
Test
Logical problems of pragmatics
2
Test
Anthropological linguistics
3
Test
Linguistic typology
2
Test
Obligatory special disciplines
Credits
Certification
Formal semantics
8
Exam
Methods and algorithms of computer linguistics
2
Exam
Natural language processing
4
Exam
Introduction in computer linguistics
2
Test
Ontological semantics
2
Test
Systems for natural language text and emotional communication processing
2
Test
Semantic modelling
4
Exam
Distributional semantics
2
Exam
Cognitive technologies in linguistics
2
Exam
Applied statistics
4
Exam
Mathematical models and methods of natural language processing and representation
2
Exam
Special seminar
6
Test
Elective disciplines
Credits
Certification
Current problems of philology
3
Exam
Quantitative characteristics of poetic texts
2
Test
Training in professionally-oriented discussions
2
Test
Computer technologies in philology
3
Test
Obligatory general disciplines
Credits
Certification
Foreign language (English)
6
Exam
Philosophy
8
Exam
Mathematical methods of data analysis
2
Exam
Theory of computation
2
Test
History of mathematics
2
Exam
Applied logics
3
Exam
Theory of error correcting coding
2
Test
Obligatory special disciplines
Credits
Certification
Formal semantics
8
Exam
Methods and algorithms of computer linguistics
2
Exam
Natural language processing
4
Exam
Linguistic semantics
2
Test
Introduction in computer linguistics
2
Test
Ontological semantics
2
Test
Systems for natural language text and emotional communication processing
2
Test
Semantic modelling
4
Exam
Distributional semantics
2
Exam
Cognitive technologies in linguistics
2
Exam
Applied statistics
4
Exam
Mathematical models and methods of natural language processing and representation
2
Exam
Special seminar
6
Test
Elective disciplines
Credits
Certification
Additional chapters of linear algebra
2
Exam
Methods of discrete modelling
2
Test
Quantitative characteristics of poetic texts
2
Test
Key personnel
Maria Timofeeva
Program Director, Doctor of Science in Philology, Head of the Fundamental and Applied Linguistics Section at the NSU Institute of Humanities, Senior Researcher at the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests: philosophical and methodological foundations of linguistics, logical problems of semantics and pragmatics of natural language, introspection in linguistics and language, natural and formal languages, functional mathematical models of natural language.
Alexey Stukachev
PhD in Mathematics, Associate Professor at the Discrete Mathematics and Informatics Section at the NSU Department of Mechanics and Mathematics and at the Fundamental and Applied Linguistics Section at the NSU Institute of Humanities , Senior Researcher at the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests: mathematical logic, theory of computation, model theory, computational analysis, mathematical linguistics (formal semantics, Montague semantics, distributional semantics).
Vladimir Barakhnin
Doctor of Technical Science, Professor at the Mathematical Modeling Section at the NSU Department of Mechanics and Mathematics, Professor at the General Informatics Section at the NSU Department of Informatics, leading researcher at the Institute of Computational Technologies, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests: informational systems and their models, text processing algorithms, automatic analysis of poetic texts, methodological questions of informatics.
Elena Bruches
PhD student at the A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, computer linguist at the "OnPositive" company.

Research interests: natural language processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence.
Eugene Pavlovsky
PhD in Mathematics, Head of the Stream Data Analytics and Machine Learning Laboratory at the NSU Department of Mechanics and Mathematics, member of the Novosibirsk Technopark expert council in Akademgorodok.

Research interests: big data, artificial intelligence, distributional semantics, machine learning.

Dmitry Palchunov
Doctor of Science in Mathematics, Professor, Head of the General Informatics Section at the NSU Department of Information Technologies, leading researcher at the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests: mathematical logic, Boolean algebra, ontology, knowledge representation, speech acts, fuzzy logic, mathematical models of natural language.

Dmitry Sviridenko
Doctor of Science in Mathematics, Principal Researcher at the Stream Data Analytics and Machine Learning Laboratory at the NSU Department of Mechanics and Mathematics, businessperson, organizer and co-owner of high-tech companies in the fields of digital information and communications technologies.

Research interests: philosophy, methodology, applied mathematical logic. Co-author of the conception and mathematical theory of semantic modeling, developed with Russian Academy of Sciences Academicians S. S. Goncharov and Ju. L. Erschov.
Alexander Savostyanov
Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Professor at the Fundamental and Applied Linguistics Section at the Institute of Humanities and at the General Informatics Section at the NSU Department of Information Technologies, Chief of the Biological Markers of Human Social Behavior Laboratory at the NSU Institute of Humanities of NSU, leading researcher at the State Research Institute of Physiology and Fundamental Medicine.

Research interests: Research interests: human attention, emotions, memory and learning; mechanisms of voluntary motor control and cortex-muscle interactions, EEG correlates of individual psychological traits, cognitive processing theory, wavelet-transformation for EEG analysis, statistical methods for neuroimaging, native and artificial language, brain mechanisms in language recognition, brain-computer interface, philosophy of mind, philosophy and history of science, methodology of science, interactions between antique and modern science.

Удалось решить вопрос об элементарной классификации теорий I-алгебр, получена характеризация счётно категоричных и конечно аксиоматизируемых теорий I-алгебр, построены примеры теорий I-алгебр без простых и без счетных насыщенных моделей. Решена проблема М.Г.Перетятькина об описании алгебры Линденбаума-Тарского теории I-алгебр, исследована полугруппа элементарных типов I-алгебр. Совместно с А.В.Трофимовым получено описание подалгебр булевых алгебр, которые являются неподвижными подалгебрами автоморфизмов, определяемых неподвижными элементами. Доказано, что автоморфизм дистрибутивной решетки определяется неподвижными элементами тогда и только тогда, когда он является инволюцией.
Предложен алгебро-логический подход к описанию семантики естественного языка, дана новая классификация речевых действий. На основе теории булевых алгебр построена алгебра высказываний естественного языка. Разработан теоретико-модельный подход к построению онтологий и онтологических моделей предметных областей, основанный на четырёхуровневой модели представления знаний. Дано формальное логическое определение глоссария, доказана необходимость в общем случае глоссариев, содержащих неявные определения. Разработаны и программно реализованы автоматизированные методы представления знаний, содержащихся в предложениях естественного языка, в виде фрагментов атомарных диаграмм алгебраических систем.
Совместно с Г.Э.Яхъяевой предложен семантический подход к нечеткой логике, основанный на теории булевозначных моделей; разработана теория нечётких моделей.
Practice
During their internships students will participate in projects that are identified by NSU and partner organizations. These organizations include academic institutes and IT-companies, the list of internship partners is open and may be expanded. Internships may include researching theoretical, experimental, or applied problems in the student's area of specialization.
Philology
Mathematics
Practice
Credits
Certification
Practical training
17
Test
Research practice
5
Test
Research work
14
Test
Interdisciplinary exam
2
Exam
Practice
Credits
Certification
Practical training
9
Test
Research practice
5
Test
Research work
14
Test
Interdisciplinary exam
2
Exam
Fees and Financial support
Tuition Fees
$3000 per year
Scholarships
Every year foreign students can apply to the Russian Government Scholarship Program
Benefits
Full tuition, monthly stipend.
Application deadline depends on the country of applicant (March-June)



Entrance Requirements
1. Passport copy (all pages)

2. Education certificate copy with apostil

3. Academic transcripts (transcript of record, university degree/s, diploma supplements)

4. 2 photos

5. Curriculum Vitae

6. Motivational Letter (1-2 pages)

7. Copy of medical certificate of overall health condition

8. Copies of HIV + AIDS certificates

9. Certificate of knowledge of Russian as a foreign language TRKI-1 (B1)

Application Deadlines
By June 15
Submit the application form
By August 6
Submit full set of scanned documents
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