Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit

The computational linguist Hans Uszkoreit is the scientific director and head of research department Language Technology at German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Language has fascinated him since his youth. He realized at an early stage that he would not be able to research such a complex phenomenon as human language without the aid of a computer.
For this reason he started to study computational linguistics — at a time when this subject didn‘t actually exist. Today he develops and researches applications at the DFKI which are aimed at freeing us from repetitive, uncreative tasks.

The Language Technology Lab at DFKI

The mission of the Language Technology Lab at DFKI is the improvement of language technology through novel computational techniques for processing text, speech and knowledge, to acquire a deeper understanding of human language and thought, and to study the true needs of the end user and the demands of the market.

The lab develops novel and improved applications in three areas: Information and Knowledge Management, Document Production and Natural Communication.

These topics are elaborated in research, development and commercial projects:

  • Tighter integration of shallow and deep techniques in processing
  • Enriching deep processing with statistical methods
  • Combining language checking with structuring tools in document authoring
  • Automatically extracting, structuring and visualizing relevant information from large volumes of text
  • Exploiting — and automatically extending — ontologies for content processing
  • Automatically associating recognized information with related information and thus building up collective knowledge
  • Processing texts encoded in multiple languages, among them Chinese and Japanese
  • Hybrid methods for automatic translation and other multilingual applications
  • Building artificial cognitive systems that speak, listen and understand


Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit

Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit

Saarland University Computerlinguistics

Saarland University
66123 Saarbrücken

Fon: +49 681 302-4115



Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für Künstliche Intelligenz Saarbrücken Computer Linguistics Department, Saarland University Saarland University