|Name:||Prof. Dr. Chris Biemann|
|Position:||Professor for Language Technology|
|Phone:||+49 40 42883 2386|
|Fax:||+49 40 42883 2345|
I am the head of the Language Technology group at Universität Hamburg. My PhD research was focused on unsupervised knowledge-free methods in language processing: how much structure can computers detect on their own in text data? After, I widened my scope and concentrate mainly on lexical semantics, as well as NLP applications including speech. As a group, we have deep expertise in semantic modelling of natural language text and hands-on expertise with most NLP technologies. I believe publicly funded research should be available for anyone interested in it, which is why I strive to make publications and software available in open access and open source under lenient licenses.
- I am professor (W2) for Language Technology, Computer Science Dept., MIN Faculty, University of Hamburg.
- My research interests are statistical, unsupervised and knowledge-free natural language processing in the structure discovery paradigm, in particular statistical semantics. Further, I am interested in leveraging crowdsourcing as a source for linguistic annotations and in the development of Cognitive Computing applications.
I hold a Dr. rer. nat degree and a Diploma in computer science from the University of Leipzig. I joined the Internet-startup Powerset in San Francisco, which was acquired by Microsoft to become part of Bing.com, where I worked for 2 years in software development. From 2011 to 2016, I was head of FG Language Technology, Computer Science Dept. TU Darmstadt. In October 2016, I joined the Computer Science Dept. of the University of Hamburg as the head of AG Language Technology.
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