Linguistics/Computational Linguistics

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Computational linguistics is 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: ELIZA.

See Also: Wikipedia:computational linguistics