the study of the applications of computers in processing and analyzing language, as in automatic machine translation and text analysis.
How Can Technology Help Us Understand Books?In 2013, the Sunday Times outed J.K. Rowling as the author of the detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling, published under her nom de plume Robert Galbraith. While devotees of Rowling quickly procured and binge-read her latest work, linguists and language lovers worldwide celebrated the computational analysis of the two scholars who helped reveal the true author of the book in question.
Origin of computational linguistics
First recorded in 1960–65
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