This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Natural Language Technology.
Computational linguistics builds on the theory and practice of multiple fields (linguistics, computer science and statistics) to design computer applications that involve the automatic processing of natural language speech or text by machines. This course is intended to reinforce the most important skills from contributing disciplines to prepare such students for further study in computational linguistics.
You must complete two required courses and one elective course to earn the certificate.
You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Basics for Computational Linguistics
Shallow Processing Techniques for Natural Language Processing
Deep Processing Techniques for Natural Language Processing
Choose One of Two Sections
Advanced Statistical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Certificate in Natural Language Technology
Approved by the UW Department of Linguistics.
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Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Srinivas Bangalore, Lead Inventive Scientist, Interactions Corporation
Emily M. Bender, Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Washington
David Bullock, Lexicographer and Writer, Beginner's ESL Text and Dictionary
Sabrina Burleigh, Research Manager, Language Modeling, Nuance Communications
Lesley Carmichael, Principal Program Manager Lead, Microsoft
Ciprian Chelba, Research Scientist, Google
Francine Chen, Senior Staff Research Scientist, FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Mike Cohen, Founder, stealth startup
Michael Gamon, Computational Linguist, Microsoft Research, Microsoft
Jim Hoard, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Washington
Jessica Mosa, Partner Success Lead, International & Academic Programs, UW Continuum College
Remy Sanouillet, Senior Computational Linguist, NetBase Solutions Inc.
Amarnag Subramanya, Research Scientist, Google
Joseph T. Tennis, Associate Professor, Information School, University of Washington
Michael Tjalve, Senior Program Manager, Speech, Microsoft; Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Washington
Clare Voss, Senior Computer Scientist, Army Research Laboratory
Richard Wright, Professor and Department Chair, Linguistics, University of Washington
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