Computational linguistics or "natural language processing" (NLP) refers to the design of computer programs dealing with all aspects of human language, from speech recognition to the analysis of the meaning of a text. Famous NLP applications are for example machine translation, information retrieval, text generation, chatbots…
NLP algorithms can also be used to answer research questions about human languages.
The computational linguistics master's program is a multidisciplinary program combining linguistics, mathematics and computer science.
It has both a research-oriented and an industry-oriented track. It is designed to provide in-depth skills in symbolic and machine-learning NLP algorithms. Our master's program is characterized by an emphasis on team work and computer work sessions, and by providing students the ability to continue training in this rapidly evolving field.
The program is taught by NLP researchers belonging to the computational linguistics strand (LLF research laboratory), who also maintain close ties with industrial natural language processing work in Paris area.
Supervisors of the Computational linguistics specialty : Benoit Crabbé and Guillaume Wisniewski.For French presentation
The computational linguistics program enables students to master the techniques of natural language processing and their applications.
The professional orientation opens up to positions as computer linguists in artificial intelligence companies oriented towards the processing of written texts.
The research orientation may allow to pursue a PhD in computational linguistics.
The master's program consists of two years of two semesters each.
3rd year Bachelor's degree either:
The application should contain a copy of the student's diploma, a CV and a cover letter.
Admission is conditional on a level of English sufficient to read an article and understand a discussion in English. No minimum level of French is required, but basic skills in reading French would definitely help.
Continuation into a Ph. D program in computational linguistics, at the Doctoral School of Language Sciences (University of Paris) or elsewhere in France or abroad.