Thierry Declerck

Thierry Declerck
Senior Consultant

    DFKI GmbH
    Language Technology Lab
    Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
    D-66123 Saarbrücken

    Building 43.8 Room +1.23

    Tel: +49 681 / 857 75-53 58
    Fax: +49 681 / 857 75-53 38



As a member of the Dept. of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics of Saarland University at Saarbrücken., Thierry Declerck is actually involved in the FP7 project “Pheme” (see

Thierry Declerck is senior consultant at DFKI's LT lab since 1996. He is currently coordinating the European project TrendMiner (, and he is contributing to the DFKI part of the FP7 LIDER project ( and was leading until February 2013 the DFKI contribution to the European Project MONNET ( Before this he was in charge of the DFKI contribution to the Integrated Project MUSING (, which finished in April 2010, and till March 2009 he was involved as well in the European Network of Excellence "K-Space" (Knowledge Space of semantic inference for automatic annotation and retrieval of multimedia content). In the field of standardization of language resources, Thierry Declerck was involved in the eContent "Lirics" (Linguistic Infrastructure for Interoperable Resources and Systems) project (see and was leading the MUMIS project on the Indexing and Search of Multimedia data. Since Mai 2004, he was conducting the DFKI contribution of the eTen WINS project. Thierry Declerck is also actively involved in ISO TC37/SC4/ (on language resources management).  

Thierry Declerck joined the Computational Linguistic Departement of the University of the Saarland in September 2002 (till February 2005) in order to conduct the IST Esperonto project and the eContent  INTERA project. Thierry Declerck was also representing the University of the Saarland in the European IST Network of Excellence SCHEMA and he was teaching on a related topic at ESSLLI 2005

Thierry Declerck studied Philosophy at the University of Brussels and Computational Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen. During his study of Computational Linguistics he has been working at the Deutsches Institut fuer Fernstudien (DIFF) in Tuebingen, contributing to the development of a tutorial system. He also worked at the Institut fuer Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung (IMS) in Stuttgart, where he was involved in the EUROTRA accompanying research (within the LFG framework). After his study he joined (1994) the LS-GRAM project, where he worked with the ALEP platform.

He joined the DFKI june 1996, where he first worked within the COSMA project, till March 1997, and then in the PARADIME project, which ended in March 2000. He then took the responsibility of the SHOW-SOG project, dealing with the topic of language technology based automatic hyperlinking and organisation of knowledge on the web, a project which was achieved at the end of 2001.

Last revised June, 2014