The strength of IMS is its versatility: the institute represents the full spectrum of the field of computational linguistics. We consider theory and application -- written and spoken language -- form and content. In addition, we have a successful history of collaboration with neighboring disciplines: in particular computer science and linguistics, but also psychology social sciences, and literary studies ("digital humanities").
IMS has been and is involved in a number of research projects. Some of these are funded by public bodies (German Science Foundation, German Federal Ministries, European Commission) or foundations (Volkswagen foundation and others). Other projects are cooperations with industrial partners.