About the master

The main objective of this master's degree is to analyse language and to get to know the existing techniques and applications for computer language processing, with a double orientation, both research and professional in the field of language technologies.

The massive use of Internet has increased the need for an automatic processing of language, both oral and written, to select correctly the information that interests us, the auxiliary linguistic processing is essential.

So, it is increasingly common to use tools like Google's “translate document”, to translate emails automatically in Gmail, or search online dictionaries. In other words, we have tools for processing different languages, both morphologically, syntactically and semantically.

In this context, there is a need for people from computer science and engineering, and from philology and linguistics, to work in research and development in language technologies.

To this end, the training programme includes knowledge and, where appropriate, development of editing and word processing applications such as spelling and grammar checkers or dictionary aids; information retrieval and extraction for large volumes of texts; automatic translation; natural language and speech processing interfaces; among others.

This master's degree gives direct access to the doctoral programme in Language Analysis and Processing.

Places available



Face-to-face degree course






1,5 years

Approximate fees

3.000 €

Teaching place

University of the Basque Country: Faculty of Computer Engineering


Person in charge of the Master:

Imaz Mendia, Oihana

943 018564

4 reasons to study this master

  • 100% employability due to high demand of the professional profile both locally and internationally.
  • Voluntary paid internships in companies and research groups while studying the master's degree.
  • Training backed by 30 years of experience of the research group IXA Taldea.
  • Training in techniques of great practical application that enable the handling of information and communication among people.

Career opportunities

  • Professionals in fields related to language engineering, language industries and information and communication technologies (ICT) such as the following:
    • Design of multilingual linguistic applications for companies and institutions.
    • Development of electronic linguistic resources (dictionaries, thesauri, ontologies, lexical databases, linguistic corpus).
    • Creation and development of e-learning computer-assisted learning systems.
    • Development of linguistic resources on the Internet.
    • Specialist in automatic translation or voice processing.
  • Research in areas of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP): machine translation, sentiment analysis, statistical language modelling, computational linguistics, text mining..
  • Research in companies such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, etc.

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