computational linguistics

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computational linguistics

The science of the structure of human language as applied to the computer. The terms "computational linguistics" and "natural language processing" are often assumed to be synonymous; however, the former refers more to the science, and the latter more to its actual use in the field. See natural language query and voice recognition.
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Work in natural language processing and computer linguistics is also strong, in particular in Zurich and the IDIAP institute.
Among the relatively new fields covered by the congress are the brain and language, computer linguistics, sociolinguistics, law and language, and ecolinguistics.

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