Future Students

Future Students- Research Themes in Cognitive Informatics

The Genesis of Knowledge Extraction and Acquisition

Cognitive Processing of Natural Language

Themes : approaches to natural language processing; processing of oral and textual units (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, analysis and generation); analysis and management of textual documents; multimodal document management and analysis (image, sound, hypertext, hypermedia, etc.)

Computer techniques for Knowledge Extraction

Themes: architecture of systems for knowledge extraction and exploitation; connectionism and symbolic representation; architecture of machines for knowledge extraction and exploitation (parallel, sequential and distributed); information screening; knowledge-based intelligent systems.

Perception, Artificial Vision and Image Analysis

Themes: cognitively plausible methods of image analysis inspired by the human visual system; knowledge-based or neural-network- based vision systems; modeling of human visual processes.

Knowledge Modelling and Problem Solving Strategies

Analysis and codification of knowledge (the study of types of knowledge and the possibilities to modify them)

Themes: semantic representation and exploitation; epistemological aspects of the connectionist representation; hierarchical or 'fuzzy' semantic networks.

Computer modeling of human learning, machine learning and intelligent computer-assisted instruction

Themes: computer modeling of intelligent tutors; integration of knowledge modeling into the engineering of educational systems; development systems for knowledge-based instructional environments.

Knowledge Communication

Communication Interfaces

Themes: interfaces for knowledge-based systems; interfaces and automatic guidance systems for learning.

Machine communication

Themes: knowledge and telecommunication networks; prototype creation and development rules for teleinformatic networks.

Decision support systems

Themes: computerized help system at the individual, group and organizational level.


Possible Applications

  1. E-learning
  2. Digital Humanities
  3. Aerospace
  4. Games