Natural Language Processing (NLP)

The Natural Language Processing (NLP) group develops methods, algorithms, and tools for the automatic analysis of natural language. The group focuses on questions related to processing, understanding and generating discourse. It works on coreference resolution with a particular focus on appropriate representations for the task. It develops models of local coherence, most recently an unsupervised, graph-based version of the entity grid with applications in text generation, assessing readability and automatic summarization. The group is also interested in word sense disambiguation and its relations to discourse processing.


Michael Strube to be co-chair of the ACL 2015

Prof. Michael Strube, head of the NLP group, was appointed Program Committee Co-chair of the ACL 2015. The conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) will take place next year in Beijing. Strube evaluates the submitted projects and develops the program. The annual meeting of the ACL is the most important conference in…


Humboldt Fellow Katja Markert Doing Research at HITS

The computational linguist Dr. Katja Markert (University of Leeds) has been staying at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) as a visiting researcher for almost a year with a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. Her research into entities in texts benefits the automatic text summarization and information development. Her results will be presented…


Neues Graduiertenprogramm in Computerlinguistik gestartet

This content is only available in German. Universität Heidelberg und Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS) vertiefen ihre Kooperation Zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses im Bereich Computerlinguistik haben die Universität Heidelberg und das Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien (HITS) das Graduiertenprogramm „Semantic Processing“ gestartet. Das international angelegte Programm mit derzeit zehn Doktoranden beschäftigt sich mit…