Human language technologies have become an increasingly central component of computer science in the last decade. Information retrieval, machine translation and speech technology are used daily by the general public, while text mining, natural language processing, and language-based tutoring are used regularly within more specialized professional or educational environments. The Language Technologies minor allows students to learn about language technologies and apply them through a directed project.
Students must apply for admission to the Language Technologies Minor no later than September 30 of their senior year. An admission decision will usually be made within one month. Students may petition the LTI undergraduate program director to be admitted to the Language Technologies minor earlier or later in their undergraduate careers.
Students who have completed the prerequisites with an average grade of B (3.0) or better will ordinarily be accepted into the program. Students who do not meet this average must also submit a letter of explanation along with their application.
|Prerequisites||15-122||Principles of Imperative Computation||12|
|Recommended||21-241||Matrix Algebra or||9|
|36-217||Prob. Theory and Random Proc.||9|
|Core Courses (1)||11-721||Grammars & Lexicons||12, F|
|Electives (Any 3)||15-492||Speech Processing||12, F|
|11-411||Natural Language Processing||12, S|
|11-441||Search Engines and Web Mining||12, F|
|11-711||Algorithms for NLP||12, F|
|11-731||Machine Translation||12, S|
|11-741||Information Retrieval||12, S|
|11-751||Speech Recognition||12, F|
|11-752||Speech II||12, S|
|11-761||Language & Statistics||12, S|
|80-180||The Nature of Language or||9, F|
|80-280||Linguistic Analysis||9, S|
|Project||11-90||A semester-long directed research project||12, F/S|
The core course gives a general introduction to language technologies with an emphasis on natural language processing (NLP). The electives and project give in-depth experience in several specific language technologies. Students can mix and match as they see fit.
The chair of the LTI Undergraduate Program is Alan W. Black. Please contact him about eligibility, curriculum, and other relevant matters. He will also help match students with faculty for projects.
Double Counting of Courses
Courses in the minor may not be counted toward another SCS minor.