Multilinguality and Language Technology

The research department Multilinguality and Language Technology (MLT) in Saarbrücken is headed by Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith.

MLT covers the following main topics: Machine Translation (MT), Question Answering and Information Extraction Systems (QAIE), Talking Robots (TR), and Data and Resources (D&R).

  • MT group: Machine translation between texts and from text to sign language;
  • QAIE group: Highly scalable text analysis and, based on this, question-answering and information extraction systems;
  • TR group: Dialog processing for human-robot collaboration and for teamwork support. Basic dialog technologies as well as applications, e.g., for disaster response management and health care;
  • D&R group: Collection of language data and processing into resources for the development of intelligent language technologies.

We work with machine learning and knowledge-based approaches. Besides basic research, MLT is strongly involved in contract research and industrial projects. 

At Saarland University, members of the MLT group are involved in leading positions in SFB 1102 (Information Density and Linguistic Encoding, subproject B6), a DFG project on multi-modal interfaces for post-editing of MT results (MMPE), and the “Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies” (LCT).


Talks at MLT-Meetings


Presenter Affiliation Title Date
Cennet Oguz DFKI Saarbrücken Anaphoric annotations for combined entities in recipes Feb 14
Tatiana Anikina DFKI Saarbrücken Towards efficient dialogue processing in the emergency response domain Feb 07
Sepideh Mollanorozy Saarland University Cross-lingual transfer learning with Persian Jan 31
Annalena Kohnert Saarland University Exploring Mention Representations for Coreference Resolution in Dialogue Jan 24
Yuxuan Chen   Multilingual Relation Classification via Efficient and Effective Prompting Jan 17
Benjamin Muller INRIA & Sorbonne Université Cross-Lingual Transfer for Low-Resource Languages Jan 10



Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith
Phone.: +49 681 85775 5287

Deputy Head:
Prof. Dr. Günter Neumann​​​​​​​
Phone.: +49 681 85775 5298



Phone: +49 681 85775 5292

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)
Campus D3 2
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
66123 Saarbrücken

News from the Research Department

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Through an urgent plea for language data, the European Commission (EC) is supporting the development of technologies to enable cross-border…

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Together with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw) has developed, evaluated, and…

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On 28 July 2021, Andrea Lösch and Thierry Declerck from the research group "Multilinguality and Speech Technology" were invited to give a talk about…

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