History of the GSCL

The German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) was founded in 1975 - at first as LDV-Fittings e.V. - as a society for the promotion of scientific linguistic data processing. Nowadays, the GSCL is the scientific association for the research, teaching and professional work in natural language processing. Until recently, the society was called Gesellschaft für Linguistische Datenverarbeitung (GLDV). In 2008, the name was changed to Gesellschaft für Sprachtechnologie und Computerlinguistik / German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL).

Chairmen / Presidents

1975-1976Prof. Dr. Hans G. Tillmann
1976-1981Prof. Dr. Dieter Krallmann
1981-1985Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krause
1985-1987Prof. Dr. Peter Hellwig
1987-1989Prof. Dr. Brigitte Endres-Niggemeyer
1989-1991Prof. Dr. Burghard Rieger
1991-1993Prof. Dr. Ursula Klenk
1993-1997Prof. Dr. Winfried Lenders
1997-2001Prof. Dr. Roland Hausser
2001-2007Prof. Dr. Henning Lobin
2007-2009Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer
2009-2015Prof. Dr. Manfred Stede
2015-todayProf. Dr. Heike Zinsmeister