Prof. Dr. Manfred Pinkal

"Human language is a comprehensive and efficient means of communication. We humans are easily able to understand the intended meaning within a context, ignoring a number of ambiguities. What appears to be normal to us is actually a miracle from the viewpoint of language technology. This always becomes particularly clear when you attempt to make an artificial system understand language."
The research of Professor Manfred Pinkal, a computational linguist, provides the foundations for the development of efficient language processing and dialogue systems for the analysis of our present-day language and also important tools for the multimodal information management of the future.

Studying Computational Linguistics

The Computational Linguistics "Diplom" course founded in 1992 by Professor Pinkal and Professor Uszkoreit was replaced in the winter semester of 2003/04 by the Bachelor of Science Computational Linguistics course and the international master's course in Language Science and Technology.

The "Bachelor of Science Computational Linguistics" course, with a recommended duration of six semesters, leads to the nationally and internationally recognized qualification of Bachelor of Science. It combines practical orientation with scientifically based training. It therefore provides a sound basis for an early career in the industry, and also for further qualification for state-of-the-art research assignments.
The international master's program in Language Science and Technology leads to the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in 4 semesters. An active program of basic, applied and cognitive research is combined with state-of-the-art facilities to provide students with a rich and stimulating environment for their research.


Prof. Dr. Manfred Pinkal

Prof. Dr. Manfred Pinkal

Saarland University Institut für Computerlinguistik

Campus C7 2, Room 1.09
66123 Saarbrücken

Fon: +49 681 302-4344



Computer Linguistics Department, Saarland University Saarland University