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Natural Language Processing

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence

48 months
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Natural Language Processing at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence focuses on system development that allows computers to communicate with people using everyday language. 


Natural language generation systems convert information from the computer database into readable or audible human language and vice versa. 

Such systems also enable sophisticated tasks such as inter-language translation, semantic understanding, text summarization and holding a dialog. 

The Natural Language Processing programme is offered at the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence.

The key applications of NLP algorithms include interactive voice response applications, automated translators, digital personal assistants (e.g., Siri, Cortana, Alexa), chatbots, and smart word processors.

Upon completion of the program requirements, the graduate will be able to:

  • Develop a deep and comprehensive understanding of cutting-edge NLP algorithms with applications to real-life scenarios
  • Implement, evaluate and benchmark existing state-of-the-art in NLP scholarly publications and weigh in their respective pros and cons.
  • Grow capabilities to identify open research problems, the gaps in the existing body of knowledge, and formulate new research questions
  • Independently develop innovative solutions, through extensive research and scholarship, to resolve research problems in high-impact real-life applications of NLP.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge and highly specialized cognitive and creative skills in NLP to deliver state of the art solutions to existing open research problems.
  • Pursue an NLP project either independently, or as part of a team in a collegial manner, with minimal supervision.
  • Initiate, manage, and complete research manuscripts that demonstrate expert self-evaluation and advanced skills in scientifically communicating highly complex ideas.
  • Develop highly sophisticated skills in initiating, managing, and completing multiple project reports and critiques, on a variety of NLP problems, that demonstrate an expert understanding and advanced skills in communicating highly complex ideas.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Advanced Natural Language Processing
  • Speech Processing
  • Deep Learning for Language Processing
  • Topics in Advanced Natural Language Processing
  • Advanced Speech Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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59 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Completed Degree: Master of Science or equivalent from a top-ranked university accredited or recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE).
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General score is a plus and would be considered in the evaluation of the applicants. (optional)
  • Statement of Purpose: In a 500 to 1,000-word essay, the applicant should present his/her motivation for applying to the university.
  • Research proposal: It is a 3-5 page document summarizing the potential research project an applicant is interested in working on.

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Full scholarship including 100% tuition fees, accommodation , health insurance and other benefits.

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

5000 - 8600 AED /month
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