Definition of language engineering in English:

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language engineering

Pronunciation: /ˈlaNGɡwij ˌenjəˈni(ə)riNG/


The field of computing that uses tools such as machine-readable dictionaries and sentence parsers in order to process natural languages for applications such as speech synthesis and machine translation.
Example sentences
  • Questions of language engineering have generally been more vigorously considered in the US than in other English-speaking countries.
  • Rhetorical's origins involved work carried out at Edinburgh University by Moens and Taylor on speech and language engineering.
  • Our implementation of NegEx is created as a processing resource using the JAPE regular expression system within the GATE framework for language engineering.


language engineer

Example sentences
  • Are language engineers discovering analytical distinctions that philosophers have missed?
  • Moens, a Belgian-born linguist and language engineer, came to Edinburgh in the 1980s after a spell as an advertising copywriter to do a PhD in computational linguistics.
  • I'm a language engineer by trade and usually this means I'm working on compilers or tools for other languages I didn't have any part in designing.
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