The Institute of Computational Linguistics is conducts research and provides teaching in the domains of (theory-oriented) computational linguistics and (applications-oriented) language technology. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in both domains.
First courses in computational linguistics were taught at the University of Zurich as early as 1984. A full degree programmes in computational linguistics have been offered within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities since 1994. In 2001, the actual Institute of Computational Linguistics was established. It is hosted by the Department of Informatics (sharing rooms, hardware and administrative staff).
Our research focuses on the development of intelligent methods to access text (answer extraction, relation extraction, question answering), statistics-based machine translation, and parsing (automatic syntax analysis). For details see our page on research.