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Human language technology

How can a computer be taught to play jeopardy? What does it take for Google Translate to be able to translate Chinese texts into Maltese? How can Gmail or Outlook be made to write emails automatically?

These are all examples of applications, the development of which requires not only technical innovation, but also deep knowledge and intelligent treatment of human languages.


Human Language Technology is an area of research, study and development concerned with the relationship between human language and machines. The terms Human Language Technology (HLT) and Natural language Processing (NLP) are often used interchangeably, with the former emphasising more explicitly the technological aspect of language processing (for more information, click here).

Within this area, the Institute of Linguistics is currently offering the following courses:



Linguistics Circle (06 Dec)
Georgios Yannakakis, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta

Title:  AI designing games for us with (or without) us

Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 12:00 hrs

Venue: GW164

Change in Name
As of April 2017, the Institute has officially changed its name to Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology.

Class timetables are now available from this page.

For study-units LIN1063, LIN1065, LIN2013 and LIN5063, please click on this page to check the Academic English timetable.

Ethical approval
Deadlines for submission of ethical approval forms to the Institute Research Ethics Committee are now available on the Research page.
Posts of Part-Time Research Support Assistant or Officer I/II
Posts of Part-Time Research Support Assistant or Officer I/II for the MASRI project that aims to build a Maltese speech recognition system.  
Post of Part Time Research Support Officer I, II or III
Post of Part Time Research Support Officer I, II or III  for the Maltese Sign Language Research Project.
Last Updated: 21 November 2014

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