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… [...]
A new article of our psycholinguistics group was published in Brain Research: “When components collide: Spatiotemporal overlap of the N400 and P600 in language comprehension.” Francesca Delogu, Harm Brouwer, Matthew W. Crocker.
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Two student papers were accepted at the Inter-NLP workshop, the first workshop on Interactive Learning for Natural Language Processing. Luisa Geiger, Leonie Harter, and Katharina Stein will present "SHAPELURN: An Interactive Language Learning Game with Logical Inference." Susann Boy, AriaRay Brown, & Morgan Wixted will present "Apple Core-dination: Linguistic Feedback and Learning in a Speech-to-Action Shared World Game." Both groups developed their projects in the software project, "Language,… [...]
The Saarland University’s Committee of Education has reaccredited the study programmes of our department until 30.09.2028. This includes the following study programmes: Language Science (B.A.) Computational Linguistics (B.Sc.) Phonetics (B.A.) Translation Science and Technology (M.A.) Language Science and Technology (M.Sc.) [...]
A recently produced video provides insights into the Language Science study programme. With Language Processing and Phonetics, two main fields of this interdisciplinary and innovative study programme are presented. The other two specialisations of European Languages and Translation will soon be featured in a follow up video. [...]
The Künstliche Intelligenz (KI, German Journal of Artificial Intelligence) Special Issue on NLP and Semantics features two LST affiliates: Lucia Donatelli, postdoctoral researcher, as guest editor of the issue; and Professor Alexander Koller in an interview about the current state of semantics in NLP. A link to the interview can be found here. A special launch event will be held on June 2. Those interested can contact Lucia at for further information. [...]