Language Technology

The Research Department Language Technology consists of two labs: The Berlin LT Lab, headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Möller, and the Multilingual Technologies Lab in Saarbrücken, headed by Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith.
Our mission is to advance the use of human languages by machines and to create and improve IT-solutions that benefit from language use.

  • We conduct advanced research in language technology and provide novel computational techniques for processing text, speech and knowledge.
  • We strive for a deeper understanding of human language and thought, studying the true needs of the end user and the demands of the market.
  • We develop novel and enhanced solutions related to information and knowledge management, content production, and natural communication.

Key areas of activity include text analytics, machine translation, human-robot interaction and digital content creation.

DFKI-LT - Projects

The Lab carries out research, development and commercial projects on all themes of computational linguistics and language technology.

A major outcome of a European key project the Lab has been coordinating is the network of excellence META-NET, which strives for a strategic alliance for creating the technologies and applications needed for making the linguistic diversity of our multicultural society sustainable.

Many projects focus on three key areas:

Other project themes of importance include social signal processing, speech synthesis, opinion mining and trend analysis.

DFKI-LT - Competence Centers

There are currently two Competence Centers, that bundle know-how, skills, and technologies of DFKI-LT to tackle important questions in:

  • German Competence Center for Speech and Language Technologies
  • Competence Center Semantic Web

DFKI-LT - Services

The Language Technology Lab provides a variety of community services.

META-NET a Network of Excellence consisting of 60 research centres from 34 countries, is dedicated to building the technological foundations of a multilingual European information society.

For specific interests in Japanese linguistics, a bibliography is available and maintained.


Telephone: +49 681 857 75-5282
Fax: +49 681 857 75-5338

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH
Language Technology Lab
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3 (Gebäude D3 2)
D-66123 Saarbrücken

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