Computational Linguistics at OSU
What is Computational Linguistics? Computational
linguistics is a field which brings together resources from linguistics and
computer science to address the question how human language works. By
utilizing insights from computer science and other related disciplines,
computational linguists can create and test computational models of linguistic
theories, as well as develop and apply tools to real world tasks, such
as information extraction from text, machine translation, and speech synthesis
How about Computational Linguistics at the Department of
Linguistics at OSU?
The university has put significant resources into the CL program at the
Department of Linguistics, and intends to expand it further:
Most importantly, we have a vibrant research culture which gives all
members of our community the possibility, from day one, of developing
research programs with real and lasting impact. Check out the list of our
recent publications in computational linguistics to
see some of the results from our CL community at OSU!
See also the list of current and recent projects.
- The computational linguistics faculty in the Department of
- Chris Brew (language
technology, computational psycholinguistics, statistical NLP)
- Detmar Meurers (NLP,
constraint-based grammar/HPSG, corpus annotation, syntax)
- Michael White (NLP,
natural language generation
and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Donna Byron
(natural language understanding, natural language interaction in virtual environments)
- Eric Fosler-Lussier
(statistical NLP, spoken dialog systems, speech recognition)
Other faculty members in Linguistics work in related fields, e.g.:
Beckman (phonetics, intonation, laboratory phonology, speech
- David Dowty
(semantic/syntactic theory, lexical semantics,
- Bob Levine
(constraint-based grammar/HPSG, syntax)
Pollard (mathematical foundations of
linguistic theory, constraint-based grammar/HPSG, syntax, semantics)
- Craige Roberts (pragmatics)
- Shari R.
- We have redesigned the PhD program to include formal foundations,
programming techniques, and introductory and advanced courses for both
data-driven and theory-driven approaches.
- We have a brand-new, special purpose computer lab designed for
teaching and research, superb computing support staff, and
state-of-the-art experimental facilities such as eye-trackers.
The department is one of the top linguistics departments in the United States
and is highly interdisciplinary, with close collaborations not only within but
outside the university. We have close intellectual ties and visiting
arrangements with the CL groups at the University of Tübingen and
Groningen, and extensive external contacts which allow our students to
successfully compete for internships (and ultimately full-time staff
positions) in leading-edge industrial organizations such as Microsoft, Lucent,
AT&T, Nuance, Motorola, and G-Data.
We welcome informal inquiries from students, researchers, and potential
faculty colleagues - please contact Chris Brew or