Text and Language Technology Group

Language Analysis for Research, Management, and Security

William Kretzschmar, Jr.

Who we are and what we do: We are professional linguists with great computer skills. We solve problems with your documents and other information expressed in language, from searching vast quantities of documents for specific information to analyzing particular words, usages, or texts. We can help you to structure information to be more easily manageable by computers, or to produce language references for people to use.   More...


Why You Need a Linguist
You need a linguist because we can use our special knowledge about language to extract more information from the language you use every day than you ever knew was there.   More...

Why You Need the Text-Tech Team as Your Linguists
You need Text-Tech because we specialize in the study of language as people actually use it, and we have the computer training and experience to make that work for you.   More...

What is Language Variation?
Even though language-arts training has traditionally emphasized standards, like Standard English, linguists have known for a long time that language variation is common and normal in all languages and in all places. When you think about it, why else would English teachers (for example) have to work so hard, often with such little success, to teach Standard English at all levels in American schools?   More...

What is the Significance of the Dragonfly?
We use a dragonfly as our group symbol because the dragonfly has many different traditional names in different parts of the United States and it represents our roots in American English dialectology, which paved the way for modern language survey research.   More...


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