Computational Linguistics

Department of Linguistics | College of Arts & Sciences

Computational linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that addresses the use of computers to process or produce human language. Linguistics contributes to this field an understanding of the special properties of language data, and also provides theories and descriptions of language structure and use. Computational linguistics is largely an applied discipline concerned with practical problems. Typical applications include natural language processing, machine translation (translating from one language to another), speech synthesis, speech production, information retrieval (finding relevant documents or parts of documents in large collections of texts) cognitive modeling, and, in general, almost anything dealing with natural language interfaces.

Ph.D. Minor in Computational Linguistics

Note: These are the most recent requirements updated in 2022-2023.

If you started earlier, please check your year's requirements in the bulletins under "University Graduate School".


The minor consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work, including the following:

1. LING-L545 and LING-L645
2. One of LING-L503, LING-L541, LING-L542, LING-L543, or LING-L546
3. Two specialization courses taken from among the following:
LING-L665 (Linguistics)
CSCI-B651 (Computer Science)
COGS-Q520 (Cognitive Science)
SPHS-S522 (Speech and Hearing Sciences)
ILS-Z543 (Information and Library Science)
and seminar courses such as PSY-P657 (Psychology) and LING-L700 or LING-L715 (Linguistics)
or other courses approved by the minor advisor. A grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher must be achieved in these courses.

Indiana University, Linguistics Dept.
Ballantine Hall 844
1020 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405
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