Giellatekno, the centre for Saami language technology, at the Department of linguistics, has as its goal to make grammar-based language technology for Saami and other circumpolar languages and to do research on language models and the use of language technology tools.

Language technology is a prerequisite for any language wanting to survive in a modern society. Giellatekno also makes programs for analysing and doing research on Saami langauges. These languages are morpholgy rich, with a very limited amount of electronic corpora. The basis for our computational linguistics is thus finite-state transducers for modeling phonological and morphological processes, and constraint grammar for modeling syntactic structure and error analysis.