The Language, Interaction & Computation track is offered by CLIC, an interdisciplinary group of researchers studying verbal and non-verbal communication using both computational and cognitive methods.
Areas of particular interest include:
* The study of the use of semantic and encyclopedic knowledge in communication. We try to connect work of a theoretical nature in linguistics and computer science (formal linguistics, lexical semantics, ontological modeling) with empirical data-intensive approaches based on statistics and text mining (lexical acquisition from textual data and multimodal sources) as well as behavioral and neuroscientific evidence on conceptual representation in the mind/brain.
* The study of multimodal communication, in which agents communicate using (and keeping in mind what is expressed with) a variety of expressive means that go from verbal expressions to gestures as well as in the direction of a look, and that can also use images and diagrams. Both the cognitive/linguistic aspects of this type of communication as well as the possible technological applications are studied in various types of interfaces.
The latest Call of the Doctoral School in Cognitive and Brain Sciences has been announced and is available, with application details, at the page:
Deadline for applications: March 14th, 2008
The PhD program is taught in English by an international faculty, For more details, visit the page above or contact:
phd.cimec at unitn.it.
For more details on CLIC, visit http://clic.cimec.unitn.it/ or contact marco.baroni at unitn.it
-- Marco Baroni CIMeC, University of Trento http://clic.cimec.unitn.it/marco