Die Fachrichtung Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie entstand im Jahr 2016 aus den ehemaligen Fachrichtungen "Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft sowie Übersetzen und Dolmetschen" und "Computerlinguistik und Phonetik (Allgemeine Linguistik)".

Forschung und Lehre in unserer Fachrichtung verknüpfen viele sprachwissenschaftliche Disziplinen, darunter insbesondere die Computerlinguistik, Psycholinguistik, Phonetik, Sprachtechnologie, Korpuslinguistik und Übersetzungswissenschaft.

Die Fachrichtung arbeitet an der Universität des Saarlandes in Forschung und Lehre seit langem mit den Nachbarfächern wie Informatik, Psychologie und den Philologien zusammen und unterhält zahlreiche aktive Kooperationen mit weiteren Institutionen auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene.

14.01.2019

Kolloquien im Wintersemester 2019

Lehrstühle Prof. Dr. Erich Steiner, Prof. Dr. Elke Teich, Prof. Dr. Josef van Genabith

Wir freuen uns, Sie zu folgenden beiden Forschungskolloquien einladen zu dürfen:
We are pleased to invite you to attend our two upcoming colloquia in February:

1. Kolloquium "Future developments in translation (studies) and curriculum development: challenges, responses, creative impulses"
Friday, 01.02.2019, Geb. A 2.2, R. 1.20 (Conference Room)
Programme

2. Kolloquium "Laufende Forschungsarbeiten"
Friday, 08.02.2019, Geb. A 2.2, R. 1.20 (Conference Room)
Programme

Details and Abstracts

15.10.2018

Application for LST intake open!

Application for LST intake 2019 is now open as well! Application deadline: February 15th, 2019. More information can be found here.
 

10.10.2018

Application for LCT now open!

Application for LCT intake 2018 is open now! Deadlines: for non-Europeans: 15. February 2019. For Europeans: 15. May 2019. See more information here

19.09.2018

GSCL thesis award to Annemarie Friedrich

Annemarie Friedrich's PhD dissertation has been selected by the German Society for Computational Linguistics (GSCL) as the best dissertation for the years 2016-2018. The GSCL doctorial thesis award in memory of Wolfgang Hoeppner is granted every two years and marks significant progress to advance language technology and computational linguistics. The thesis, advised by Prof. Manfred Pinkal and titled "States, Events, and Generics: Computational Modeling of Situation Entity Types", will be presented at KONVENS 2018 in Vienna.

The German Research Foundation has accepted Michael Roth to the DFG Emmy Noether Programme, which gives outstanding early career researchers the opportunity to lead an independent junior research group. Michael's research group will use computational methods to investigate linguistic factors behind misunderstandings.

11.06.2018

Three new LSV publications

Two papers by the LSV group were accepted to this year's "ACL 2018 Workshop on Deep Learning Approaches for Low Resource Natural Language Processing (DeepLo)". Michael Hedderich and Dietrich Klakow present a method to train a neural network in a low-resource setting by using automatically annotated data and handling the noise in the labels. Clayton Greenberg, Mittul Singh and Dietrich Klakow explore the quality of embeddings of rare words, finding that below a certain number of occurrences, SWORDSS (developed at LSV in 2016) can generate better embeddings than standard word2vec.

A paper by Marc Schulder and Michael Wiegand of the LSV group and their colleague Josef Ruppenhofer from the Institute for German Language, Mannheim, was accepted at 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2018). In the paper, the authors present methods for automatically identifying verbs that, like negation, can change the sentiment polarity of a phrase (e.g. "abandon hope" or "alleviate pain"). They expand the previously established mono-lingual methods by introducing cross-lingual methods that use bilingual dictionaries and cross-lingual word embeddings.

08.06.2018

2nd Phase of SFB 1102 approved

The collaborative research centre 1102 "Information Density and Linguistic Encoding", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), has been granted approx. 11 million euros for a four-year extension starting in July 2018. The CRC directed by Elke Teich brings together around 60 scientists from the fields of Linguistics, Psychology and Computer Science to investigate the hypothesis that language variation and language use can be better understood in terms of a speaker's desire to rationally distribute information across the linguistic signal.

Alle Bachelorstudenten und -studentinnen der Fachrichtung sind eingeladen, an einer Online-Befragung teilzunehmen, die dazu beitragen wird, die Qualität von Studium und Lehre zu verbessern.

Im Foyer von Gebäude C7 3 ist ab 19. Oktober die Ausstellung "Schriftsysteme" zu sehen. Die Ausstellung gibt einen Überblick über die Verschriftungssysteme verschiedener Sprachen: Alphabete, Gebärden und Melodie, Geheimschriften und Kunstsprachen. Auch die technischen Aspekte von schriftlicher Sprachkodierung werden behandelt.