The Automatic Language Processing (ALP) at the University of Leipzig is a department at the Institute of Computer Science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. In comparison to computer linguistics, which usually is part of philological faculties, ALP belongs to Applied Informatics. The technical focus is on automatic processing of written language not taking into account the individual language and its coding. The goal is to extract automatically as much (linguistic and non-linguistic) knowledge from texts as possible. A particular focus is on automatic extraction of semantic relations, their representation and usage in information retrieval and knowledge management.
The department offers several modules about linguistic informatics for the bachelor and master programme at the University of Leipzig. The application focus is on text mining, information retrieval as well as content and knowledge management.
Goals of the research department
- Automatic processing of written language (usage of the raw material of knowledge: text), extraction of knowledge
- Data, methods and applications for automatic semantic text analysis