Natural Language Processing (NLP) deals with the automatic treatment of any (generally unstructured) written source: texts and conversations from any source and application domain.
It consists in a complex research area as the human language in which structural and cognitive problems are tackled.
Morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics are language aspects that can be automated for increasing the productivity of daily tasks, both at personal as well professional level.
Multilinguality is another aspect that is acquiring more relevance since Internet is a compendium of languages that need to be analysed, understood and related.
The ultimate purpose of NLP is to develop tools to achieve the comprehension of language and thus the communication of ideas and reasoning.
The so-called information society not only needs the access to any kind of material, mainly texts, but it also generates new documents that grow exponentially on a daily basis.
At present dealing with such amount of information without any automatic help and linguistic tools is nearly impossible. An example of that can be the fact that nobody plans his work without making use of any orthographic corrector, a translator or a search tool.
NLP is a relative recent research area that contemplates important challenges that due to their complexities must be subdivided in smaller tasks. Our offer and main interests in NLP research are the followings: