According to Wikipedia HLT) or natural language processing (NLP) and consists of computational linguistics (or CL) and speech technology as its core but includes also many application oriented aspects of them. Language technology is closely connected to computer science and general linguistics.
Human language technologies promise to both connect human’s access to information as well as to allow their interaction with one another such as by increasing their awareness of knowledge artifacts or activities intersecting their interests. Key elements include cataloguing existing knowledge, discovering expertise, and creation of new knowledge.
*Human Language Technology. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10 May 2009 12:49 from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Language_technology&oldid=202607020
*Survey of the State of the Art in Human Language Technology (1997) In German Research Center of Artificial Intelligence. Retrieved 12:50, May 10 2009. From http://www.dfki.de/~hansu/HLT-Survey.pdf