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Our unique programs offer expertise that prepares you for a wide range of careers while staying true to the rigorous curriculum that defines computer science at CMU.

Explore Our Work

At the LTI, our faculty and students investigate more than 20 areas of language and information technologies that will impact everything from education to healthcare.

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Strong partnerships lead to strong results. We want to work with you to change the world.

The LTI offers five graduate degrees in computer science, ranging from professional master’s programs designed to prepare you for careers in industry and government to a research-based Ph.D. We're looking for the best students to join us.

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Commercial Collaboration
Online repository offers resources for researchers

We recognize that the only way to advance language technologies research is to share our results with other professionals and researchers across the globe. The LTI Catalogue contains more than 100 different resources like tools, libraries, web services and data that are available to anyone. We hope that the catalogue will grow and thrive as our research does the same.

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Voice-activated technologies like Siri and Cortana help facilitate communication between humans and artificial intelligence. It's a simple pattern: the human speaks, the machine processes that speech and the machine answers.Language Technologies Institute Professor Alan Black recently spoke to CIO.com about how this current model of artificial intelligence interaction results in stilted...

The LTI's "Let's Go!" project entered its 12th year of serving Allegheny County's bus riders this month. Initially developed as a night service for the Port Authority of Allegheny County, the automated information line now provides riders with around-the-clock details about when the next bus will arrive, if it's full and even if it's been rerouted for road construction or a special event....

A readability analysis of presidential candidate speeches by researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute (LTI) finds most candidates using words and grammar typical of students in grades six through eight, though Donald Trump tends to lag behind the others.A historical review of their word and grammar use suggests all five candidates in the analysis —...

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The LTI makes its home inside the Hillman Center for Future Generation Technologies. We're right on campus, but an easy walk from great restaurants, coffee shops, museums and libraries.