NLP & Semantic Computing Group – University Passau

The Natural Language Processing and Semantic Computing Research Group at the University of Passau focuses on the research of the principles and applications of computational semantics to support the next generation of intelligent systems.

The group adopts a multidisciplinary approach to computational semantics, merging the Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval and the Semantic Web perspectives.

Our core research topics are: applications of distributional semantics, flexible knowledge representation models, information extraction, semantic annotations and intelligent user interfaces such as question answering systems.

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University participates in EU Project researching active and healhy aging with the use of service robots.

The project MARIO (“Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots”) started 2015 at the University of Passau and is funded by the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation, HORIZON 2020. Together with a variety of Partners from scientific and industrial background it researches ways for service robots to contribute to …


 Visitors, Students and fellow researchers are welcome to contact us at the Chair of Digital Libraries and Web Information Systems:


Secretary Stephanie Pauli
Secretary Stephanie Pauli
Chairholder Professor Dr. Siegfried Handschuh

Room: 110 ITZ
Phone: +49 (0) 851 509 3391

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 15:00  (13:00 on Fridays)