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Walter Kasper is researcher in the areas of semantics and discourse. He studied German linguistics, literature and philosophy at the University of Düsseldorf. There he received a PhD in German linguistics. He worked in numerous research projects focussing on Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Management and Discourse.
1980 - 1984 he was teacher for German as a Foreign Language in Düsseldorf.
1985 - 1992 he worked as research scientist and project leader at the Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung (IMS) at the University of Stuttgart.
Since 1992 he is senior researcher at the at the LT-Lab of DFKI for numerous collaborative projects, national projects, EC funded projects as well as industrial projects.
The current major occupation is the IKS project.