SIG Education and Profession

Chair: Heike Zinsmeister
E-Mail: heike.zinsmeister@uni-hamburg.de

The SIG focuses on two main aspects:

  1. Education and teaching in computational linguistics and neighboring disciplines that include natural language processing modules (such as Digital Humanities);
  2. Job prospects for CL graduates.

Both aspects have changed in recent years due to the digitalization of every day life, accessibility of large amounts of digital text, and new machine learning methods. Basic questions to the discipline and its didactics have remained the same though: “What are the characteristics of good CL teaching? What kinds of learning spaces promote students in their CL studies? How to design and run CL curricula? What are the requirements for CL graduates to be employed by companies after graduation?" etc. (Irene Cramer, former SIG chair).

New participants are very welcome!

Upcoming events:

  • Teach4DH, a workshop on teaching NLP for digital humanities which is co-located with GSCL 2017.
  • A new edition of GSCL’s (at that time the society was still known as GLDV) 2006 company survey (results in German) on requirements and expectations for prospective employees graduating from computational linguistics. See also Dr. Nils Lenke’s article in the current GSCL newsletter ComputerlinguistInnen bei Nuance: Neue Arbeitsmöglichkeiten in einem sich wandelnden Industriezweig.