Our mission is to advance the use of human languages by machines and to create and improve IT-solutions that benefit from language use.
Key areas of activity include text analytics, machine translation, human-robot interaction and digital content creation.
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.
The “Speech and 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.