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Special Research Program (Sonderforschungsbereich 340)
"Linguistic Foundations for Computational Linguistics"



The central idea of the Sonderforschungsbereich 340 (SFB 340) is to make insights and results of linguistic theories utilizable for the development of computational linguistics. Research concentrates on the requirements and standards which have to be fulfilled in order to successfully integrate structural descriptions of linguistic phenomena and algorithmic realizations of linguistic processes within the development of language-understanding and/or language-generating systems. Altogether, the special research center consists of 15 subprojects, 6 of which are located at the IMS. The range of subjects includes theoretical syntax (GB, HPSG) and semantics (DRT) as well as their application in automatic text analysis.

Project Areas and Component Projects of the 3rd phase, 1995-1997



Target Groups

Research and development organizations in the areas of natural language understanding and theoretical linguistics.


Technical Reports

The Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft at Tübingen maintains a list of SFB340 reports, many of which are available online.



Prof. Dr. Christian Rohrer
Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Pfaffenwaldring 5b


D-70569 Stuttgart
telephone: ++49 (0)711-685-81364

telefax: ++49 (0)711-685-81366

email: Christian.Rohrer@IMS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE



Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Sonderforschungsbereich 340
Pfaffenwaldring 5b
D-70569 Stuttgart


Participating Institutions:

  • University of Stuttgart (IMS)
  • University of Tübingen (Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft)
  • IBM Germany, Scientific Center, Heidelberg
  • Max Planck Society, Research Group ``Structural Grammar'', Berlin


Participating Subject Areas

Computational Linguistics, computer science, logic, theoretical linguistics, semantics, theorem proving.


See also

the list of German SFBs

IMS Contact Point:

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