Texts, Computers, Multilingualism

The "Texts, Computing, Multilingualism - TIM" program offers training leading to 2 diplomas, the main outlets for which are in the fields of the information society.
Programmation informatique
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Training courses

The Texts Computing Multilingualism (TIM) specialization provides training leading to a Bachelor's degree with a specialization in oriental languages and Automatic Language Processing, and a Master's degree in Automatic Language Processing. The Master's program is organized around a first year of courses in Automatic Language Processing, followed by several M2 courses, each supported by one or more universities (Inalco, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris Nanterre).


Openings for the courses offered by the TIM department are most often in the fields of the information society: the growth of textual data produced by all types of actors (individuals, institutions, companies, governments, non-governmental organizations, associations....), in any language, on any media (mobile, tablet, computer), for any purpose (medical forum, personal blog, information site, online magazine, online course, site for the prevention of certain behaviors....) implies the intervention of specialists who will know how to bring order to this disorder, with a view to a specific task. For example:

  • How to increase a translator's productivity with the right tools and methods (field of Computer Aided Translation - CAT)?
  • How to automatically detect consumer opinions in a forum (field of emotion analysis applied to marketing)?
  • How can we automatically spot false consumer opinions on a website, effectively moderate a forum or filter data (field of monitoring)?
  • How can we build dynamic, multilingual websites that deliver an optimal user experience (field of website creation)?
  • How can we put linguistic theory to the test using real data (corpus linguistics)?

The training provided by the TIM department therefore requires a major investment in linguistics (to analyze and model data) and computer science (to automate the analysis of large quantities of data).
At the end of the 2nd year of the MASTER program, our students work in companies such as Systran, Invoxis, Temis, EADS, Semantiweb, datawords, LabSense, Mymedia, Datawords, SDL

Plaquette - TIM (2.51 MB, .pdf)

Department administration

Director : Mathieu VALETTE
Director of studies : Bassir HAMID
Pedagogical Manager : Lucie TAILLARD