Understanding the Mathematics of Language
Computational linguistics is a field that strives to understand language from a computational perspective. A computer that could achieve human-like facility with language would theoretically be able to engage in meaningful dialogue; acquire new languages and translate among them; and increase its knowledge by “reading” text. We believe quantum computers are particularly suited to such a field of study.
A computational understanding of language might also provide insight into how the human brain itself functions. Through computational linguistics, we seek to create a linguistically competent computer and deepen our understanding of the way we think.