Open to:

  • any current Ohio State undergraduate student
  • anyone with a bachelor's degree

The Computational Analysis of Language certificate will train students in basic concepts and methods of computational linguistics. It will introduce students to various tasks involved when computers process human speech and text, including speech recognition, text-to-speech conversion, machine translation (automatic translation of text from one human language to another), automated text analysis (e.g. question detection) and natural language generation (e.g. converting data tables into human language). Since computational linguistics is at the intersection of computer science and linguistics, the certificate will give students a basic understanding of both domains.

The certificate is designed for current undergraduate students from any major who want to pursue a career related to the creation of language technologies, as well as for professionals in a related area who want to enhance their marketability.

More information

For more information, contact:

Coordinating Advisors:
Dr. Andrea Sims |
Dr. Julie McGory |

Course Requirements

The Computational Analysis of Language certificate is divided into two tracks, reflecting different kinds of preparation for a career in language technologies and requires the completion of 12 credit hours, excluding prerequisites.

Computational Analysis of Language Certificate Curriculum Sheet