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Linguistics and Related Sciences

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Human Language Technology is concerned with human language and its use in applications and it consists of Computational linguistics and speech technology as its core. Other related fields of science include but are not restricted to the following:
  • translation sciences, discourse analysis, philology, literature study, exegetics, text linguistics
  • phonetics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, cybernetics, study of human-computer interaction
  • ontology research, informatics, bioinformatics, statistics, applied computer science
  • archaeology, study of history, social linguistics, text-based social studies, study of cultural diversity, ethnology

The Language Bank of Finland

To support linguistics and related fields, CSC maintains the Language Bank of Finland, whose core consists of
  • language resources, ranging from collections of raw documents and multimedia and speech databases to linguistic text corpora, arboretums, tree banks as well as word lists, terminologies and dictionaries.
  • language tools, ranging from field linguist's tools to file converters and preprocessors, to morphological and syntactic models, lexical resources, as well as programming tools for language engineers.

These kinds of digital research material and computational methods are crucial parts of the common language resources infrastructure for the humanities. International cooperation and the Finnish Language Resource Centre have an increasingly important role in shaping the infrastructure.

While not irrelevant to language processing, the ICT Localization Project of the Ministry of Education is described under a topic of its own, featuring the role of CSC in the project.

Topic revision: r8 - 2006-10-20 - AnssiYliJyra
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