The GSCL Talks are an initiative starting in 2021 with the aim of bringing our community closer together via regular virtual technical and linguistic discussions. There are two formats: Research Talks which feature invited talks on recent research topics, and Tutorial Talks intended for students and doctoral students. Participation links will be sent out to members shortly before each meeting. [How to become a member]

Any questions? Contact us! Organizer: Annemarie Friedrich,

GSCL Research Talks

The GSCL Research Talks, which will take place from February 2021 on, offer a forum for exchange about recent research topics for academia and industry. Speakers include senior-level researchers from academia and industry. Talks will be held in German or English with each talk’s language announced beforehand. The duration of the talk is one hour including 30 minutes Q&A.

GSCL Tutorial Talks

GSCL Tutorial Talks include 90-minute sessions on specific topics within computational linguistics that are not usually within the curriculum, deep dives into a particular research project, or introductory lectures to neighboring disciplines. The series also features interviews with experts on their personal experiences and presentations of industrial research. It is a forum for students and doctoral students to connect with experts, learn about internship or hiring opportunities and network with experts and fellow students from other universities.

Caring about data before it was cool – language data between computational linguistics and real-world applications

Alessandra Zarcone (Hochschule Augsburg)

Computational linguists have cared about data “before it was cool”. In the community of ML/AI practitioners, however, “model work” gets more love than the “data work”. Small and medium business, while not immune to the AI hype, often (1) do not ha...

Five sources of bias in NLP — and what to do about them

Dirk Hovy (Bocconi University, Milan)

Natural Language Processing is one of the core areas of artificial intelligence. Currently, the majority of the research efforts in this area are mostly opting for better performance on major benchmarks and downstream tasks. However, it is vital t...

Archive of all GSCL talks


GSCL/GLDV-Conferences (every two years until 2017, since then as KONVENS)


TaCoS is a conference series dating back to the 90s that is open to any student interested in the areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing as well as its neighboring applied and theoretical disciplines from psycholinguistics to computer science.