Research Topics in Cognitive Computing

  • Studiepoeng15
  • UndervisingssemesterVår, Haust
  • EmnekodeINFO318
  • Talet på semester1
  • SpråkEnglish
  • Ressursar


Studienivå (studiesyklus)




Mål og innhald

The course will provide the theoretical and technical background for implementing information systems which can behave in human like ways. This involves natural language processing, visual recognition, and a deep representation of the meaning of information. We will also consider theories of human cognition to learn from the differences between human and machine systems of information processing.

Students will also explore the concept of symbiotic systems, which will give them the skills to implement intelligent software applications that optimally compliments human users.

The course will also provide the academic background for supervised research on information systems that are based on cognitive, symbiotic models. Examples of research and research methods in the area will also be presented and discussed.


Upon completion of the course the candidate should be able to

  • demonstrate an understanding for central concepts in information systems interoperability.
  • describe and discuss human centric notions of semantics
  • explain the way Natural Language Processing (NLP) is used in semantic models
  • explain what cognitive and symbiotic systems mean in information systems

Krav til forkunnskapar

Bachelor's degree in information science or equivalent.

Krav til studierett

Master in Information Science. Other master students may apply for admission.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures, exercises, student presentations and discussions (around 40 hours, of which around 20-24 hours are lectures)

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Participation at 80% of course seminars is mandatory.

Compulsory requirements are only valid the semester they are approved.


An individual, theoretical essay with thoughtful research and discussion of an assigned topic (60%).

In addition there is a practical assignment in groups (40%).

Both assignments must be done in the teaching semester.


The grading system has a descending scale from A to E for passes and F for fail.


Assessment in teaching semester.


Alle emne blir evaluert i tråd med UiBs kvalitetssystem for utdanning.


Studierettleiar kan kontaktast her:


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