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).

TRADR
ELRC
QT21

Management

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

Deputy Head
Prof. Dr. Stephan Busemann
Phone: +49 681 85775 5286

Contact

Office:
Phone: +49 681 85775 5292
Fax: +49 681 85775 5338

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

News from the Research Department

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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Der Digitaltag wird getragen von der Initiative „Digital für alle“, einem Bündnis von mehr als 25 Organisationen aus den Bereichen Zivilgesellschaft,...

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Germany in the Digital Age: Language Technologies and AI / The third European Language Resource Coordination workshop in Germany 

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz