About the Program
One of only a handful of such programs in the world, this program is focused on providing you with the latest information and technology. It is also created with the intention of teaching you to think like a computational linguist. The knowledge and experience you'll gain will provide you a strong foundation that will continue to be relevant, practical and applicable even as the technology and trends evolve.
Each year, the Computational Linguistics cohort completes their program by working together to tackle a single computational linguistics goal. Previous cohorts have worked on language-independent part-of-speech tagging systems, question answering systems, and a dialogue system-a conversational computer program that you can talk to, and it will reply.
Through this program you'll be able to:
- Master the development of applications in translation, speech recognition, automated e-mail response, search engines and other pioneering technologies.
- Connect with leaders in the computational linguistics field through a year-long lecture series.
- Gain experience through internships with local, regional and national companies like Adapx, Inxight Software, Microsoft and the Palo Alto Research Center.
After completing the Professional Masterís degree program, students may continue their studies and earn a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics. To learn more contact Emily Bender, faculty director.
A series of lectures by guest computational linguists employed in industry will keep you abreast of the latest happenings in the field. Internships will also provide you with an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience that you can use as the basis for your master's thesis/project.