Human Language Technology

Making sense of language, thought and reality

Human Language Technology: A Research Field on the Intersection of Linguistics & Computer Science

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Human Language Technology is a rapidly developing research field. In current Humanities research, a firm background in language technology is extremely valuable for manipulating large datasets.

The Computational Lexicology and Terminology Lab (CLTL) offers a specialization in the research master Humanities in which students are trained in human language technology.

A human language technology expert has knowledge of technology as used in computer applications (e.g. search engines) and of relevant linguistic theories.


Human Language Technology is a track in the two-year Research Master in Linguistics, specialization of the Humanities Research Master at VU Amsterdam.


More details on the: Program, Admission and Application.