ITKS557 Cross-Cultural and Context Computing (2–6 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Information Technology
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Examples of cross-cultural and context computing, terminology, theoretical basis of the Mathematical Model of Meaning (MMM), several applications of MMM in multimedia and WWW environments.

Completion methods

Team work or independent work exercises in each Module by the supervising teacher..

Assessment details

Course exercises done according to guidelines, innovative application design and working demonstrations, scientific articles well summarized according to given guidelines.

Learning outcomes

The course is a Web-based course in collaboration with Keio Unversity SFC Japan. Students will be informed when the course is open. The course has three modules. Each module is 2 cp. You can do one, two or all three modules - in this order.

After the Module 1, students understand the theoretical basis of the Mathematical Model of Meaning, its several applications in multimedia and WWW environments, and related future research issues.

After Module 1 + Module 2, students can apply the Mathematical Model of Meaning in “PostgreSQL” environment, design simple applications and carry out some calculations by herself/himself.

After Module 1 + Module 2 + Module 3, students can identify interesting and innovative research and development topics related to the Mathematical Model of Meaning and possibly extend these to their master/PhD thesis subjects.

Description of prerequisites

Basic programming skills, basic knowledge on databases and relational databases and SQL, basic knowledge on matrix algebra, basic knowledge of LISP

Study materials

All materials will be available in course's e-learning system.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item