CST Outreach – University of Copenhagen

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CST Outreach  

CST offers several forms of collaboration with private companies and public institutions: 

CST Development

Interested in software that automatically extracts specific types of entities from text, tailored to your needs? Or in software that efficiently and accurately classifies documents into categories of specific relevance to your company? CST has years of expertise in rapid prototype development using state-of-the-art techniques in NLP and ML, including data annotation for benchmarking. Previously we have, for example, developed software for extracting names of companies from newswire, software for making legal judgments anonymous, and software for recognizing mentioning of job titles and competencies. Our customers are both private companies and public institutions.  Examples

CST Consultancy

If you don’t know exactly what kind of technology your company needs, maybe you need consultancy? CST has broad expertise in making high-quality workflows more efficient, and in employing state-of-the-art NLP and ML to real-world problems. Consultancy tasks typically range from feedback on presentations of company pipelines to targeted introductions to state-of-the-art technologies in the form of workshops or lectures. Our staff spans a broad range of competencies, from core text processing to data science and applied statistics, also comprising terminological and lexical expertise (how to build vocabularies, word lists, terminologies). Examples.

CST Partnership

If you’re not ready to specify exactly what you want us to develop, and you need more than just consultancy, CST also offers partnership contracts. A partnership contract buys you 10 hours a week or more of consultancy and development. Typically, contracts go by the month, and you will have a CST staff member at your disposal one or two days a week for consultancy and co-development. This model suits your needs if you want change to happen fast, but do not have the prerequisites to specify in advance what kind of technology is needed. Examples

Costs 

It is relatively easy to estimate the costs for CST Development, CST Consultancy, and CST Partnership, since it is regulated by the administration of the University of Copenhagen. You are expected to pay market price, if available, or the salary of the involved staff members, and cover indirect costs through a 150% overhead.  Typically, the total cost for CST Development will be in the range of 50-150,000 DKK. CST Partnerships typically cost about 60,000 DKK a month.

If you are interested in any of these consultancy packages, please contact us at cst-outreach@hum.ku.dk.

An alternative to these models is CST Research Collaboration . This is the relevant package for you if you are ready to invest minimum 500,000 DKK in long-term research, typically associated with high risk and high gain. If you are interested in discussing research collaborations, please contact the head of CST, prof. Anders Søgaard (soegaard@hum.ku.dk).