Doctoral Program "Semantic Processing"
The Department of Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University and the
Natural Language Processing Research Unit at the Heidelberg Institute for
Theoretical Studies (HITS) offer a joint Doctoral Program on "Semantic Processing".
Our research centers around the Theory and Practice of Semantic Processing
in Computational Linguistics and Related Disciplines.
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The key to success in language technologies is to master scalable,
robust and efficient semantic processing. Current methods use rich
textual and computational linguistic resources for solving tasks in
small domains. Developing efficient methods for accurate semantic
processing in multiple languages, in general or changing application
domains, however, is still a true challenge.
Our research focuses on developing new models of semantic processing
using statistical and corpus-based methods. Scalability will be
demonstrated by application to new languages and domains and to novel
and challenging tasks. We will move from current techniques of
approximate semantic processing to more powerful models for natural
language understanding and generation.
Advancing automatic semantic processing to human performance levels
requires links to related disciplines such as cognitive science,
artificial intelligence, or visual processing. We therefore encourage