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Department of General Linguistics

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Department of General Linguistics
P.O. Box 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 20 A)
00014 University of Helsinki

Phone +358 (09) 1911
Fax +358 (09) 191 29307

Language Technology

Language technology, formerly computer linguistics, is a multidisciplinary field of study. It researches the technical tools and methods with which human produced language - speech and writing - can be parsed to a format processable by a computer. Some well known applications of language technology are automatic spelling and grammar checking and speech recognition.

The Computer Linguistics subject was established under the Department of General Linguistics in 1987. Its current name came into use in 1999.

Quick Links

KitWiki Language Technology Wiki

UHLCS Language Corpus Server

FIN-CLARIN Finnish CLARIN project