March 16, 2021;

Miriam Butt, who is leading SFB-TRR 161 project D02 Visual Analytics in Linguistics was elected first chairwoman of the German linguistics society Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)


The DGfS is the leading professional association for individual academic linguists and linguistic institutions in Germany. Its scope includes all philologies and all branches of linguistics. Each year DGfS holds one 3-day conference, that is the largest linguistic expert conference in Germany with more than 500 participants from Europe and overseas. 

Since 1988, the DGfS includes a special interest group on Computational Linguistics (DGfS-CL) promoting the communication between computational and theoretical linguistics. DGfS-CL organizes the annual conference KONVENS (Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache) that will next take place from September 6th to 9th, 2021 as a hybrid onsite/online event hosted by the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf this year focusing on Deep Linguistic Modeling.


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