Interdisciplinary linguistics

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Most of the stuff below needs to go into subcategories; the Computational Linguistics page needs to be moved into a learning resource in the Department of Linguistics ASAP.

Computational Linguistics

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An interdisciplinary field dealing with the statistical and logical modeling of natural language from a computational perspective. This modeling is not limited to any particular field of linguistics.

There are two major purposes of computational linguistics:

  1. To help linguists study natural languages more easily
  2. To make it possible for ordinary people to use natural language when using a computer

Computational linguists often use large bodies of digitized text or speech called corpora as a basis for teaching computer programs the proper use of a language, or to compare the use of a language in one context to it's use in another context. This is also called corpus linguistics.

Some of the practical uses of computational linguistics include:

See Also: w:computational linguistics


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