Language may seem easy to humans, but it is very hard for computers. Computational linguists seek to understand the computational mechanisms that underpin language and to use this knowledge to automatically solve language-related tasks with computers. Computational linguistics is increasingly becoming a part of daily life in this world of digital communication, big data, and artificial intelligence. Our lab focuses on computational models of language that are firmly grounded in linguistic theory and computer science.
Are you interested in becoming a computational linguist? The Department of Linguistics offers a 3-semester M.A. degree in Computational lingustics, which will prepare you for a computational linguistics career in industry. You can also apply to the department's Ph.D. program.