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Research Centres for Human Language Technologies.(Q1)

There are lots of research centres for Human Language Technologies all over the world. For instance, I am going to explain the meaning of Human Language Technology. It is also called Language Technology or Natural Language Processing. Mainly, it is a field of computer science and its aim is the interaction between machines and people.

With regard to the research centres, they do a great job with their projects. I would like to mention some of them that have called my attention. To begin with, there is one in South Africa which is called Meraka Institute. This African Institute claims that Human Language Technology can help all the people, from illiterate farmers to scientists. They are carrying out a project that involves a lot of researchers who study how to develop this technology to benefit the people of southern Africa.

HLT Group- Meraka Institute.

HLT Group- Meraka Institute.

Another important research centre is the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. They work for improving language technology with the help of novel computational techniques. Basically, they are investigating in three different areas: Information and Knowledge Management, Document Production and Natural Communication.

Finally, this last research centre is carrying out many projects at the moment such as DILIA (The Intelligent Library Assistant) or ConQA (Controlled Semantic- based Question Answering) apart from its commercial activities like the indexing of German and English texts using a software package.

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