Welcome to computational linguistics Konstanz
Computational Linguistics is a field which is concerned with analyzing, generating, and modeling natural language automatically. Many of us use Natural Language Processing (NLP) systems without even realizing it. For example, when we type something on the computer we can allow a proof reading program to tell us whether there are any spelling mistakes and whether our text is grammatically correct.
NLP is also involved in the work search engines do while looking for relevant websites and documents on the internet. Speech recognition programs are quite useful as well, not to mention translation software. At the University of Konstanz our department conducts research in as well as teaches computational linguistics.