Anupama Chingacham received a best student paper award for her Interspeech 2021 paper:
Anupama Chingacham, Vera Demberg and Dietrich Klakow: Exploring the Potential of Lexical Paraphrases for Mitigating Noise-Induced Comprehension Errors.

Congratulations! [...]
9 Papers of our department were accepted to EMNLP 2021. Congratulations to all authors!

Main conference Comparing Feature-Engineering and Feature-Learning Approaches for Multilingual Translationese Classification. Daria Pylypenko, Kwabena Amponsah-Kaakyire, Koel Dutta Chowdhury, Josef van Genabith and Cristina España-Bonet. Long Paper.  EMNLP 2021. SFB & LST & DFKI. Investigating the Helpfulness of Word-Level Quality Estimation for Post-Editing Machine Translation Output. Raksha Shenoy,… [...]
The Erasmus Mundus European Master in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) will organise a virtual summer school for all incoming students of the class of 2021. It will take place online from 30 August to 3 September 2021. [...]
The following two papers were accepted to RANLP 2021. Congratulations to the authors! Koel Dutta Chowdhury, Cristina España-Bonet and Josef van Genabith. "Tracing Source Language Interference in Translation with Graph-Isomorphism Measures". RANLP-2021. Long paper. (SFB-LST & DFKI)  Marius Mosbach, Irina Stenger, Tania Avgustinova, Bernd Möbius and Dietrich Klakow: " 2.0 - Calculating Linguistic Distances and Asymmetries in Auditory Perception of Closely Related Languages".… [...]


UniCamp 2021

At this year’s UniCamp on 30 July, Pauline Krielke and Dr. Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb gave schoolgirls fascinating insights into corpus linguistics and its applications. With the help of linguistic and computer-based techniques, the students were guided through the multilingual realm of Harry Potter wizardry. [...]
An article has been published in Frontiers in Communication, Section Language Sciences. Congratulations to the authors! Research Topic: Rational Approaches in Language Science Article: Dynamic Formant Trajectories in German Read Speech: Impact of Predictability and Prominence by Erika Brandt, Bernd Möbius and Bistra Andreeva. [...]
On 2 July, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) approved funding for ten additional consortia in the context of the National Research Data Infrastructure programme (NFDI). In the Text+ consortium (language and text-based research data infrastructure), Saarland University is represented by Prof. Dr. Elke Teich, who is Scientific Vice Speaker in the Scientific Board. [...]
2 papers have been accepted at MT Summit 2021. Congratulations to all authors! "Integrating Unsupervised Data Generation into Self-Supervised Neural Machine Translation for Low-Resource Languages" by Dana Ruiter, Dietrich Klakow, Josef van Genabith and Cristina España-Bonet (DFKI/LSV) "The Effect of Domain and Diacritics in Yoruba--English Neural Machine Translation" by David Adelani, Dana Ruiter, Jesujoba Alabi, Damilola Adebonojo, Adesina Ayeni, Mofe Adeyemi, Ayodele Awokoya and Cristina… [...]
On Saturday, 26 June 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saarland University will present its study programmes at the second Virtual Open House Day.
We will be participating with a wide selection of topics, giving a look behind the scenes of our department, which offers innovative study programmes as well as interesting research projects. [...]
We are very excited to announce that our department has six papers accepted at Interspeech 2021, covering different areas in speech science and technology. Congratulations to all authors! Beeke Muhlack, Mikey Elmers, Heiner Drenhaus, Juergen Trouvain, Marjolein van Os, Raphael Werner, Margarita Ryzhova and Bernd Möbius: Revisiting recall effects of filler particles in German and English. Raphael Werner, Susanne Fuchs, Juergen Trouvain and Bernd Möbius: Inhalations in speech: acoustic and… [...]