Montclair State Offers Graduate Program in Computational Linguistics

Montclair State Offers Graduate Program in Computational Linguistics

October 13, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


My name is Martina Ducret. I graduated from Montclair State University
with an English degree in May 2018 and now I am part of the first cohort in the Computational
Linguistics program here at Montclair. As part of the English program, I took a few
linguistics courses as electives and I’m just very passionate about language in general. Then I started looking into something with
computer science and I found that this program bridges the gap between both. Right now, we are looking at Bulgarian articles
as well as Russia and China to look at censorship and look at propaganda and fake news. We’re trying to figure out what kind of characteristics
would demonstrate that an article is propaganda versus an unbiased source. It’s kind of a new field, but it’s a growing
field and I think our professors at Montclair are aware of that and they’re just very helpful. You message them outside of office hours and
they’re willing to help. They’re willing to set up and be accommodating. I think that that plays a big role, especially
now as a new major, I feel like we’re very tight-knit and it’s nice because you have
peers there that are ready to support you and help you along with your professors as
well. It just kind of feels like you’re supported.