Are you into Language and Computing?
Study Human Language Technology
The B.Sc. (Honours) programme in Human Language Technology is open to students from different backgrounds. A keen interest in scientific inquiry and an interest in technology and programming are the most important prerequisites!
Career prospectsMany companies, both locally and abroad, seek specialists in HLT to research and design new products: virtual assistants (Apple Siri), translation systems (Google Translate), or search engines.The B.Sc. also gives you a thorough grounding in Linguistics. You can also choose a career in a language focused field, such as translation. A degree in HLT opens doors for further postgraduate study, from Masters to Ph.D. level, both in Malta and abroad.
An interdisciplinary field
HLT combines Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Breakthroughs in the field include:
- Developments in automatic translation.
- Fast and efficient search engine technology.
- Automatic generation of reports from raw data.
- Speech-based interfaces found on smart phones.
21 January 2017