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.


DFG funds an interdisciplinary Research Training Group

DFG funds an interdisciplinary Research Training Group (DFG Graduiertenkolleg) “Adaptive Information Processing from Heterogeneous Sources” in a cooperation of TU Darmstadt, Heidelberg University, and Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies . The German Research Foundation will fund a new interdisciplinary research training group “Adaptive Information Processing from Heterogeneous Sources”. This research training group will be jointly…


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…