The Institute of Computational Linguistics conducts research and provides teaching in the domains of (theory-oriented) computational linguistics and (application-oriented) language technology. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in both domains.
The first courses in computational linguistics were taught at the University of Zurich as early as 1984. Full degree programmes in computational linguistics have been offered at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences since 1994. In 2001, the Institute of Computational Linguistics was established.
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.