Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Semester 1 Oct 3, 2022 Jan 27, 2023
Semester 2 Mar 6, 2023 Jun 16, 2023
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale d'esame Jan 30, 2023 Mar 3, 2023
Sessione estiva d'esame Jun 19, 2023 Jul 31, 2023
Sessione autunnale d'esame Sep 4, 2023 Sep 29, 2023
Holidays
Period From To
Ponte Festa di tutti i Santi Oct 31, 2022 Nov 1, 2022
Ponte dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2022 Dec 9, 2022
Vacanze natalizie Dec 23, 2022 Jan 8, 2023
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 7, 2023 Apr 10, 2023
Festa della Liberazione Apr 24, 2023 Apr 25, 2023
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2023 May 1, 2023
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2023 May 21, 2023
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2023 Jun 2, 2023
Chiusura estiva Aug 14, 2023 Aug 19, 2023

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
If you forgot your login details or have problems logging in, please contact the relevant IT HelpDesk, or check the login details recovery web page.

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D F G M R S T V

Albi Giacomo

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Bombieri Nicola

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Bonacina Maria Paola

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Boscolo Galazzo Ilaria

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Calabrese Bernardo

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Castellini Alberto

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Cicalese Ferdinando

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Cristani Matteo

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Cristani Marco

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Di Persio Luca

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Di Pierro Alessandra

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Farinelli Alessandro

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Ferrari Fabio

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Fiorini Paolo

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Fummi Franco

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Gatti Stefano

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Giachetti Andrea

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Giacobazzi Roberto

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Gottardi Donata

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Maris Bogdan Mihai

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Masini Andrea

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Meli Daniele

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Menegaz Gloria

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Murino Vittorio

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Rizzi Romeo

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Sala Pietro

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Setti Francesco

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Svaluto Ferro Sara

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Troiano Stefano

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Vadala' Rosa Maria

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

It will be activated in the A.Y. 2023/2024
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Final exam
18
E
-

2° Year It will be activated in the A.Y. 2023/2024

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
Final exam
18
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°2 modules among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°2 modules among the following
Between the years: 1°- 2°2 modules among the following
6
C
ING-INF/05
6
C
INF/01 ,ING-INF/05
6
C
INF/01
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Further activities: 3 cfu training and 3 cfu further language skill or 6 cfu training. Foreign students must acquire compulsory 3 credits of Italian language skills
6
F
-
Between the years: 1°- 2°

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.




S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S010677

Coordinatore

Matteo Cristani

Credits

6

Language

English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

ING-INF/05 - INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Period

Semester 1 dal Oct 3, 2022 al Jan 27, 2023.

Learning objectives

The course covers the five basic areas of development of technique for the analysis of natural language: text analytics, statistical natural language processing, morpho-syntatic analysis, semantic analysis, natural logic. Specifically, the student will know segmentation techniques, stemming and lemmatization methods, POS tagging, Sentence split, logical representation of language and language-specific method for “common” morphosyntax, and more generally for those languages that have been represented with generative and categorical grammar methods. Methods based on neural networks, such as Transformers, will also be addressed in the course. Above mentioned techniques will be applied to in corpora text analysis, open and closed QA systems, machine translation and to technologies for natural language generation.

Prerequisites and basic notions

Basic notions of Logic and Machine Learning

Program

1. Basics of text processing
1.1 Regular Expressions, Text Normalization, Edit Distance
1.2 N-gram Language Models
1.3 Naive Bayes and Sentiment Classification
2. Statistical natural language processing
2.1 Logistic Regression
2.2 Vector Semantics and Embeddings
2.3 Neural Networks and Neural Language Models
2.4 Sequence Labeling for Parts of Speech and Named Entities
2.5 Machine Translation
3. Symbolic methods for NLP
3.1 Constituency Grammars
3.2 Constituency Parsing
3.3 Dependency Parsing
4. Semantic technologies for NLP
4.1 Logical Representations of Sentence Meaning
4.2 Semantic technologies
4.3 Computational Semantics and Semantic Parsing
4.4 Information Extraction
4.4 Word Senses and WordNet
4.5 Semantic Role Labeling and Argument Structure
4.6 Lexicons for Sentiment, Affect, and Connotation
5. Advanced issues for text processing
5.1 Coreference Resolution
5.2 Discourse Coherence
6. Applications of NLP
6.1 Question Answering
6.2 Chatbots and Dialogue Systems

Bibliography

Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.

Didactic methods

Introductory lesson to individual topics, exercises for individual topics and review of a group of topics as scheduled in preparation for the exam.

Learning assessment procedures

To pass the exam, students must show:
- to have understood the principles underlying the functioning of automatic natural language processing
- to be able to present their arguments in a precise and organic way without digressions,
- to know how to apply the acquired knowledge to solve application problems.
Exam consists of three homework pieces and an oral optional examination.

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Evaluation criteria

Correctness and completeness of the assigned works, correctness and completeness of the oral presentation.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

The final grade is formed through the sum of the three tests, each evaluated in tenths, to which is added a score from 0 to 5 which evaluates the oral test, up to saturation. The score of 30 with honors can only be obtained if the three tests assigned at home are rated 10 each and the oral test is worth at least 3.

Exam language

Italiano, Inglese opzionale

Type D and Type F activities

Type D learning activities are the student's choice, type F activities are additional knowledge useful for job placement (internships, transversal skills, project works, etc.). According to the Teaching Regulations of the Course, some activities can be chosen and entered independently in the booklet, others must be approved by a special committee to verify their consistency with the study plan. Type D or F learning activities can be covered by the following activities.

1. Modules taught at the University of Verona

Include the modules listed below and/or in the Course Catalogue (which can also be filtered by language of delivery via Advanced Search).

Booklet entry mode: if the teaching is included among those listed below, the student can enter it independently during the period in which the curriculum is open; otherwise, the student must make a request to the Secretariat, sending the form to carriere.scienze@ateneo.univr.it during the period indicated.

2. CLA certificate or language equivalency

In addition to those required by the curriculum/study plan, the following are recognized for those matriculated from A.Y. 2021/2022:

  • English language: 3 CFUs are recognized for each level of proficiency above that required by the course of study (if not already recognized in the previous course of study).
  • Other languages and Italian for foreigners: 3 CFUs are recognized for each proficiency level starting from A2 (if not already recognized in the previous study cycle).

These CFUs will be recognized, up to a maximum of 6 CFUs in total, of type F if the study plan allows it, or of type D. Additional elective credits for language knowledge may be recognized only if consistent with the student's educational project and if adequately justified.

Those enrolled until A.Y. 2020/2021 should consult the information found here.

Method of inclusion in the booklet: request the certificate or equivalency from CLA and send it to the Student Secretariat - Careers for the inclusion of the exam in the career, by email: carriere.scienze@ateneo.univr.it

3. Transversal skills

Discover the training paths promoted by the University's TALC - Teaching and learning center intended for students regularly enrolled in the academic year of course delivery https://talc.univr.it/it/competenze-trasversali

Mode of inclusion in the booklet: the teaching is not expected to be included in the curriculum. Only upon obtaining the Open Badge will the booklet CFUs be automatically validated. The registration of CFUs in career is not instantaneous, but there will be some technical time to wait.  

4. Internship/internship period

In addition to the CFUs stipulated in the curriculum/study plan (check carefully what is indicated on the Teaching Regulations): here information on how to activate the internship. 

Check in the regulations which activities can be Type D and which can be Type F.

Modules and other activities that can be entered independently in the booklet

Semester 1 From 10/3/22 To 1/27/23
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Introduction to Robotics to students of scientific courses. D Paolo Fiorini (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Matlab-Simulink programming D Bogdan Mihai Maris (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Rapid prototyping on Arduino D Franco Fummi (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming Challanges D Romeo Rizzi (Coordinatore)
Semester 2 From 3/6/23 To 6/16/23
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Introduction to 3D printing D Franco Fummi (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Python programming language D Not yet assigned
1° 2° HW components design on FPGA D Franco Fummi (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Protection of intangible assets (SW and invention)between industrial law and copyright D Roberto Giacobazzi (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Federated learning from zero to hero D Gloria Menegaz

Career prospects


Module/Programme news

News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details.

Career management


Attendance

As stated in the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2022/2023, attendance at the course of study is not mandatory.
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.


Graduation

Deadlines and administrative fulfilments

For deadlines, administrative fulfilments and notices on graduation sessions, please refer to the Graduation Sessions - Science and Engineering service.

Need to activate a thesis internship

For thesis-related internships, it is not always necessary to activate an internship through the Internship Office. For further information, please consult the dedicated document, which can be found in the 'Documents' section of the Internships and work orientation - Science e Engineering service.

Final examination regulations

The teaching activities related to the preparation of the final exam for the achievement of the degree and its verification consist of the preparation and discussion of a written paper in English (dissertation) related to the in-depth study of a scientific theme addressed in the course of studies, i.e. related to the analysis and solution of a case study (theoretical and/or directly derived from a problem of an industrial nature) or related to a work of an experimental type, which can also be developed within an internship course carried out at research institutions, schools, laboratories, and companies, or by taking advantage of study stays in Italy and abroad, or the result of autonomous and original research work, with related aspects of mathematical formalization, computer design, business-oriented realization. These activities may be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor at a university facility, or even outside the University of Verona, both in Italy and abroad, as long as it is recognized and accepted for this purpose in accordance with the Didactic Regulations of the Master's Degree Course in Artificial Intelligence. The CFUs assigned to the final examination (evaluation of the thesis) are 18. The committee in charge of the evaluation of the final exam (dissertation in English) is called to express an assessment that takes into account the entire course of study, carefully evaluating the degree of coherence between educational and professional objectives, as well as the candidate's capacity for autonomous intellectual elaboration, critical sense, communication skills, and general cultural maturity, in relation to the objectives of the Master's Degree course in Artificial Intelligence, and particular, in relation to the themes characterizing the dissertation.

Students may take the final examination only after they have fulfilled all other educational obligations set forth in their study plan and fulfillments at the administrative offices in accordance with the deadlines indicated in the general study manifesto.

The final evaluation and proclamation will be made by the final exam committee appointed by the chairperson of the teaching committee and composed of a chairperson and at least four other commissioners chosen from the faculty of the University.

The material submitted for the final examination is evaluated by the Thesis Evaluation Committee, composed of three faculty members, including possibly the thesis advisor, and appointed by the chair of the teaching college. The Thesis Evaluation Committee formulates an evaluation of the work done and forwards it to the final examination committee, which will make the final judgment.

The teaching committee shall regulate the procedures of thesis evaluation committees, final examination committees, and the scoring of the final examination by special regulations passed by the teaching committee.


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