The Centre of Human Language Technology and Bioinformatics (HULTIG) has been founded in 2003 by Gaël Harry Dias, Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.

The HULTIG Centre is principaly concerned with developing high standard reasearch in the domains of Natural Language Processing, Text Mining, Information Retrieval, Cognitive Science and Bioinformatics.

The HULTIG Centre forsters inter-disciplinary research and applied research. A great deal of National and International Instituitions are working in partnership with the HULTIG Centre, including Carnegie Mellon University, University of North Texas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Microsoft.