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Valid for year : 2010
TNM066 Computer Models of Cognitive Processes, 6 ECTS credits.
/Datamodeller för kognitiva processer/

For:   MT  


Prel. scheduled hours: 40
Rec. self-study hours: 120

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Media Technology

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G2

After the course students will be able to:
  • formulate fundamental concepts in the construction of computer systems that behave in an intelligent way.
  • discuss basic concepts in computer reasoning, computer planning, computer learning and processing of natural language.
  • construct programs that behave in an intelligent way.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic computer programming, data structures and algorithms, human-computer interaction

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

The course consists of lectures, programming assignments and a written assignment.

Course contents:
The course includes the following topics:
  • search algorithms, characteristics of state spaces and search heuristics Knowledge representation, including semantic networks, frames and logic-based models for well-defined domains.
  • Natural language processing - various levels of language processing.
  • Learning. How a computer program can by itself extend its knowledge.
  • Planning. Algorithms for creating plans to achieve a given goal.
  • Expert systems, which function as experts in a narrow domain.

Course literature:
To be announced.

Individual computer exercises
Written assignment
Project assignment with written and/or oral presentation/demonstration
1,5 ECTS
1,5 ECTS

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Kenneth Bjerner
Examiner: Ivan Rankin
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Last updated: 01/05/2011