Computers are based on language on every level: from the language of logic, which forms the basis of hardware architure, to microprograms making up the "syllables" of the microprocessor dictionary, to low and high level programming languages. Conversely, computers were employed to work with languages from the beginning. From the earliest compilers, which translated high level languages to machine code, to the hardware and software making up acoustic speech synthesis systems, handwriting recognition, and the artificial intelligence of chat bots. Some examples of what we would like to present in the special exhibition are rare programming languages, OCR hardware and software, text adventures, and language learning systems.
Several workshops on programming languages and electronic circuitry will complement the special exhibition.
The following exhibitions will be part of the special exhibition:
More information about the special exhibition is available in German.