Applied Language Technology
Applied Language technology (also known as natural language processing) is the study of how computers can process and represent natural language, which includes all spoken, written, and signed languages around the world. Language technology is being employed in a wide range of real-world applications, from simple chores like spam filtering to complicated communicative scenarios like teleconferencing.
Applied Language technology has grown more accessible in recent years as a result of this growth. Python, for example, is a popular programming language that allows users to employ the most up-to-date language technology. Programming languages like Python, on the other hand, might be scary to newcomers. As a result, these courses are designed to provide a gradual, hands-on introduction to utilizing Python programming language to apply language technologies.
These Applied Language courses are built with newcomers in mind, with a focus on language and linguistics students, to empower them by making language technology accessible and clear. These learning tools emphasize text as the outcome of linguistic processes, which are intrinsically linked to language use in society, rather than treating it as data and a source of information to be retrieved. If you’re already familiar with language technology, these resources should help you widen your linguistic horizons.
What Will I Learn?
- Part 1: A Quick Overview of Python
- Part 2: Using Python to Work with Text
- Part 3: Linguists' Guide to Natural Language Processing