The explosive growth of the Web and the vast improvements in computing power in the last decade have led to a strong need for education and research in human language technology. Human language technology is an interdisciplinary field that includes the following key technological and scientific areas:
- Computer Speech Recognition and Understanding
- Natural Language Understanding and Generation
- Text-based Information Retrieval
- Web-based Dialog Agents
The University of Colorado's interdisciplinary certificate in Human Language Technology, offered jointly by the Center for Computational Language and Education Research (CLEAR), the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, provides a rich and broad background for students interested in computational tools for human language processing.