The Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics was
established (UFAL)in 1990 after the political changes as a
continuation of the research and teaching carried out by the former
Laboratory of Algebraic Linguistics since the early 60s at the Faculty
of Philosophy and later at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.
Together with the `sister' Institute of Theoretical and Computational
Linguistics (Faculty of Philosophy) we aim at the development of
teaching programs and research in the domain of theoretical and
computational linguistics at the respective Faculties, collaborating
closely with other departments such as the Institute of the Czech
National Corpus at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Department of
Computer Science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.