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As a student of Information Science you will develop a solid theoretical and practical foundation for carrying out this kind of research. The knowledge you will gain matches well with current job requirements for researchers in the field of Information Science.

Research in Information Science concentrates in Groningen on development, use and evaluation of language and web technology. Good examples are automated search and analysis of information in traditional and new media, dialectology, corpus annotation,gamification, and syntactic and semantic analysis of text. This research is coordinated by the Computational Linguistics group of the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG).

You will find further information on the personal web sites of:

Johan Bos

Gertjan van Noort

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    Android Developer at Klippa App B.V.

    'Alongside the compulsory course units, the Master's specialization in Information Science offers a lot of space for you to choose electives and focus on what you enjoy most. There are eight elective course units, of which you choose five. I chose Semantic Web Technology, Learning from Data, Computational Semantics, Computer-Mediated Communication and Literature Review. Learning form Data was especially fun, as you get to look at machine learning.

    Besides lectures, you follow a weekly research seminar, where lecturers and students keep each other up to date on the progress of their research. You learn a lot from that, finding out about all the ins and outs of conducting research.

    The programme is also one of the few that include a placement worth 10 ECTS credit points (that’s about 7 weeks’ full-time work). That gives you a good picture of what it’s like to work in a business using the skills you’ve acquired during your degree programme. The final course unit is writing a Master’s thesis on a subject you choose yourself. I found the Master’s specialization in Information Science a valuable addition to my Bachelor’s degree in the same subject, and I would highly recommend it if you’re interested in online technology and word processing.’

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