Research Topics

Language & Text Understanding

The focal point of this topic is modeling and processing natural language. New, computer-based techniques for processing text, language and knowledge are being developed in line with the needs and requirements of the market. For example, our scientists are investigating the usability and user-friendliness of language technology systems and are designing new evaluation methods for this area.

News

The DFKI and its partners DB Systel GmbH, Siemens Mobility GmbH and TU Braunschweig are developing a concept which aims to solve general problems...

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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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DFKI organizes NLP crash courses and, together with Saarland University, supports the initiative of the German Society for International Cooperation...

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Projects

Multilingualer Notruf Assistenz: Unterstützung der Notrufaufnahme durch KI-basierte Sprachverarbeitung

NotAs explores the feasibility of an AI-supported emergency call assistant to support dispatchers in a 112-call center in handling foreign language calls. Services for automatic speech recognition,...

Co(n)textual Reasoning and Adaptation for Natural Language Processing

Language is implicit - it omits information. Filling this information gap requires contextual inference, background- and commonsense knowledge, and reasoning over situational context. Language also...

Explaining AI with Narratives

In the XAINES project, the aim is not only to ensure explainability, but also to provide explanations (narratives). The central question is whether AI can explain in one sentence why it acted the way...

Continuous Adaptive Machine-Learning of Transfer of Control Situations

A remaining major challenge with autonomous systems is the handling of situations that the system cannot handle on its own. Up to now, this transfer of control has been considered in isolation. An...

Improving Embeddings with Semantic Knowledge

Virtually all NLP systems nowadays use vector representations of words, a.k.a. word embeddings. Similarly, the processing of language combined with vision or other sensory modalities employs...

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz