Computational linguistics


The computer science field that researches the modelling of natural languages into computational and programming languages.

Alternative labels

the study of computational linguistics
computational linguistic studies
computing linguistics
linguistics of computation

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Computational linguistics is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Language engineer: Language engineers work within the field of computing science, and more specifically in the field of natural language processing. They aim to close the gap in translation between accurate human translations to machine-operated translators. They parse texts, compare and map translations, and improve the linguistics of translations through programming and code.

Optional knowledge

Computational linguistics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Application engineer: Application engineers deal with the technical requirements, management, and design for the development of various engineering applications, such as systems, new product designs, or the improvements of processes. They are responsible for the implementation of a design or process improvement, they offer technical support for products, answer questions about the technical functionality and assist the sales team.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022