Head of Research Department Multilingual Technologies

Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith

  • Address (Saarbrücken)
    D3 2 (Hauptgebäude)
    Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
    D-66123 Saarbrücken

Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith


Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski, Cristina España-Bonet, Josef van Genabith

In: Fourth Workshop on Discourse in Machine Translation. Discourse in Machine Translation (DiscoMT-2019) located at EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 November 3-3 Hong Kong China Pages 1-12 ACL 11/2019.

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Hali Lindsay, Nicklas Linz, Johannes Tröger, Jan Alexandersson, Josef van Genabith, Christoph Kaller

In: 2019 3rd International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing (ICNLSP). International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing (ICNLSP-2019) 3rd September 12-13 Trento Italy IEEExplore 9/2019.

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Hongfei Xu, Qiuhui Liu, Josef van Genabith

In: Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Machine Translation (Volume 3: Shared Task Papers, Day 2). Conference on Machine Translation (WMT-2019) 4th Conference on Machine Translation August 1-2 Florence Italy Shared Task Pages 147-152 3 Association for Computational Linguistics 8/2019.

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Personal Information

Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith is Scientific Director for Language and Multilingual Technologies (MLT) at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and Full Professor and Chair of Translation-Oriented Language Technologies at Saarland University

Research Interests

Multilingual technologies including machine translation, language understanding and language generation.


  • 2014-now: Scientific Director Multilingual Technologies, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • 2014-now: Chair Translation-Oriented Language Technologies, University of Saarland, Germany
  • 2013-2014: Deputy Director of the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), Ireland
  • 2007-2013: Founding Director of the Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL), Ireland
  • 2001-2008: Director of the National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT), Ireland
  • 1997-2001: Chair of Programme Board BSc in Applied Computational Linguistics (ACL – DCU), Ireland


  • 2016-2018 External Examiner BA Computer Science and Language (CSL), School of Computer Science & Statistics (SCSS) des Trinity College Dublin
  • 2014 Joint General Chair COLING 2014 Dublin
  • 2012 Advisory Board Member Centre for Talent Youth Ireland (CTYI)
  • 2010  External Evaluator of the Department of Computational Linguistics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2010-now Advisory Board Member LINDAT-CLARIN, Charles University of Prague, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic
  • 2010 Hosting the 4th Machine Translation Marathon, EuroMatrixPlus and CNGL/NCLT at Dublin City University
  • 2009 Advisory Board Member, Hindi-Urdu Treebank Project, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • 2009 Elected member of International Lexical Functional Grammar Association (ILFGA) Executive Committee
  • 2007 Elected to Advisory Board of the European Association of Computational Linguistics, (EACL)
  • 2007 ACL European Sponsorship Chairs (jointly with Philipp Koehn, Univ. of Edinburgh)
  • 2007 ACL 2007, Prague, Area Chair for Syntax, Parsing and Formalisms
  • 1997-2001 Chair of Programme Board B.Sc. in Applied Computational Linguistics (ACL), School of Computing, DCU



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