Centre for Language Technology – University of Copenhagen

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Centre for Language Technology

The Centre for Language Technology undertakes teaching and research in the following fields:

  • Language Research Infrastructure
  • Language Technology Applications
  • Multimodal Communication
  • Language Processing and Resources
  • Machine Learning

The Centre for Language Technology offers the international postgraduate course IT and Cognition (cand.it, MSc.), and the undergraduate elective course IT and Language. Both subjects are interdisciplinary and are targeted at students with an interest in how technology can be used in connection with language and cognitive science.

The Centre’s mission statement is

  • To carry out and promote strategic research and application deve­lopment in the areas of language technology and computational linguistics in Denmark.
  • To be a prime mover in assuring good language technology for Danish users - and other users of the Danish language.
  • To bring new knowledge to Denmark through international co-operation and assist in ma­king it useful in a Danish context, and at the same time contribute to the international scienti­fic develop­ment in the field.


The Centre for Language Technology was founded in 1991 as a continuation of the European machine translation project EUROTRA, which was led by the Danish group for many years. The Centre was previously a sector research institute under the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, but in 2004 it became part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen as an independent institute. In 2015 it became a section of the Department of Nordic Research.