The Conference of Computational Linguistics Students (TaCoS) will take place at Saarland University from May 16 to 18. TaCoS is an annual conference, which provides student a platform to present their projects related to Theoretical Linguistics, Natural Language Processing and  Digital Humanities.

The conference takes place at a different university each year and is organized by the students there with the support of their department and Junge Sprachwissenschaft e.V. Information about this…


On May 4, 2024, the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities will take place in the Aula A3 3 from 10.30 a.m., which will also be attended by graduates of our department. All information about the event can be found here. We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our graduates on successfully completing their studies!


Numerous scientific publications from our department were accepted at the 45th Annual Conference of The Cognitive Science Society 2024 (CogSci)
Congratulations to all authors!

"Interpreting implausible event descriptions under noise" by Asya Achimova, Marjolein van Os, Vera Demberg and Martin V. Butz. "Information Locality in the Processing of Classifier-Noun Dependencies in Mandarin Chinese" by Hailin Hao, Yang Yang and Michael Hahn. "On the limits of LLM surprisal as functional… [...]

Prof. Vera Demberg has been admitted to the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz, see the
announcement of the Academy and the SIC report.

Congratulations on this special honor!


Several papers of our department were accepted to 2024 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2024.) Congratulations to all authors!

„Elote, Choclo and Mazorca: on the Varieties of Spanish.“  by Cristina España-Bonet.
Long Paper. DFKI/UdS. „ADaPT: As-Needed Decomposition and Planning with Language Models.“  by Archiki Prasad, Alexander Koller, Mareike Hartmann, Peter Clark, Ashish Sabharwal, Mohit Bansal and Tushar Khot.
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Between March 10 and 16, Spanish students of Language Science will go on a field trip to Alicante, organized and accompanied by Dr. Rosario Herrero and in coordination with the Sprachenzentrum. The excursion is supported by internationalization funds from Transform4Europe.  The program includes cultural activities such as exploring the city of Alicante, a day trip to Valencia in the context of the Fallas, tandem programs with local learners of German and participation in classes at the Universit…


Numerous scientific publications from our department were accepted at the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024).
Congratulations to all authors!

"When your Rich Cousin Has the Right Connections: Unsupervised Bilingual Lexicon Induction for Related Data-Imbalanced Languages." by Niyati Bafna, Cristina España-Bonet, Josef van Genabith, Benoît Sagot and Rachel Bawden.
DFKI/UdS. "Retrieval-Augmented Modular Prompt… [...]

UdS reports in detail on the research of Prof. Michael Hahn and Prof. Xuexin Wei, University of Texas on systematic memory errors of the human brain.
The two scientists published the article "A unifying theory explains seemingly contradictory biases in perceptual estimation" in the journal "Nature Neuroscience". Congratulations!

Further report on this: Golem


As a satellite event of "Speech Prosody"  Jürgen Trouvain and Bernd Möbius organise together with Nivja de Jong (Leiden University) a workshop on 'Prosodic features of language learners' fluency' on 1 July 2024. The deadline for submitting a two-page abstract is 8 April 2024.


Under the coordination of Dr. Rosario Herrero and with the collaboration of Dr. Marie-Pauline Krielke and Isa Anzaldo, our department is contributing to an exciting new research project called "Gender Bias in Translation". Funded with €24,000 of internationalization funds and in international cooperation with the Universities of Alicante and Trieste as  partners of the Transform4Europe alliance, the project explores unconscious gender bias in student translations.
In addition to investigating…