Linguistics Department

Introduction

The Computational Linguistics concentration area educates the student in the theory, technologies and applications of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing (NLP). Computational Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field addressing human languages by applying methods of both Linguistics and Computer Science. One can distinguish two major subdisciplines:

1. Research in Computational Linguistics addresses the computational properties of linguistic models of natural language and develops algorithms and computational implementations of such linguistic models;
2. Research in NLP emphasizes the goal of developing systems that can deal effectively with natural language data in an application context.