Definition of language engineering in US English:

language engineering


  • 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.

    • ‘Our implementation of NegEx is created as a processing resource using the JAPE regular expression system within the GATE framework for language engineering.’
    • ‘Rhetorical's origins involved work carried out at Edinburgh University by Moens and Taylor on speech and language engineering.’
    • ‘Questions of language engineering have generally been more vigorously considered in the US than in other English-speaking countries.’


language engineering

/ˈlaNGɡwij ˌenjəˈni(ə)riNG//ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ˌɛndʒəˈnɪ(ə)rɪŋ/