The main goal of the programme is to introduce the students Applications developed within the language industry such as language analysis, and computerised natural language processing techniques and applications. Namely, Applications developed within the language industry include:

    -Text-editing and Management (grammar and spell checkers, dictionary aids)
    -Information Retrieval and Extraction for large volumes of text
    -Machine Translation
    -Natural Language Interfaces
    -Speech Processing

We are surrounded by many of those applications such as:

  • Do you use the translate document option offered by Google? 
  • Have you ever translated your emails automatically in Gmail?
  • Do you have Mitzuli app on your Android phone? This app allows you to translate text, audio and images between 50 language pairs, it's free and... it was created by a student of the HAP master's programme! Mitzuli
  • Machine Translation with Basque: Matxin (Elhuyar-Ixa), Neuro-Matxin (Ixa) and Itzultzailea (Basque Government)  
  • -Watson beat the best contestants in answering trivia questions in the Jeopardy TV programme.
  • Ask the following question to the START system 'How far is Bilbao from London?'
  • Have you ever talked to Siri?
  • How do they continuously keep that news stream automatically up to date?
  • Loquendo,Nuance,Aholab: Loquendo: Write a text and listen the system read it..
  • Do you know the 'Autosummarize' and 'Autoabstract' options in MS Word and OpenOffice?
  • Which singer gets more support posts on Twitter? La Voz-University of Alicante
  • Informative signs in 20 languages? It is possible in Albaola using QR codes
  • Check YourDictionary: 900 dictionaries available for English, 300 for Spanish, 9 for Basque… 
  • Search words related to snow in the OneLook dictionary service.
  • Did you know that the ixa-pipes tool was developed at Ixa Group and that it can be employed for the analysis of Basque, English and Spanish?
  • Cross-linguistic bridges: Which tools can I use to communicate with syrian refugees and help them?


You will learn to manage and develop this kind of applications in our master.

The Basque Government has listed Linguistic Info engineering among its strategic research trends. New researchers (computer scientists and linguists) who will do research and development in this area are required.

We have been running master-level programmes on NLP since the 2001-2002 academic year.

Would you like to enter the world of Language Technology with us?


    • This doctoral programme is the result of the joint effort of six departments and knowledge-fields: Computer Languages and Systems, Basque Philology, Electronics and Telecommunication, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture and Technology and hizkuntzaren eta Literaturaren Didaktika.
    • The University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) has collaboration agreements with the following organisations for infrastructure and lecturing: Elhuyar fundazioa, Eleka Ingeniaritza Linguistikoa, S.L.VICOMTECH, Asociación Centro de Tecnologías de Interacción Visual y Comunicaciones, Robotiker Tecnalia, Langune.
    • Visiting lectures from the following research centres and organisations:
      • Universitat de Barcelona
      • Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
      • Urije Universiteit, Amsterdam
      • Dublin City University
      • Universität Zürich
      • Technische Universität Darmstadt
      • Sapienza. Università di Roma.