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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 sciences, 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 for the humanities and social sciences.

Cultural Diversity Issues in ICT

In addition, CSC coordinates the ICT localization project of the Ministry of Education. The project deals with cultural diversity issues in ICT, ranging from issues of scripts, characters and keyboard layouts to locale-specific document templates and other settings in Finland.
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