About 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).
The society represents the interests of its members and promotes cooperation between the members and their working fields. Among these working field are:
- automatic NL analysis and generation
- corpus engineering and corpus linguistics
- document processing and text technology
- information retrieval and knowledge management
- dictionaries and terminological databases
- machine translation
- human-machine communication
- multimedia and hypermedia
- tools for literary and linguistic research
There is a continuum between research and practical application. The GSCL seeks for cooperation between academia and industry and supports communication between CL students with a separate mailing list (cl-studierende [at] gscl.org, registration here).
The GSCL supports the cooperation with neighbouring disciplines (e.g., linguistics and semiotics, computer science and mathematics, psychology and cognitive science information science) and keeps contact to the respective associations. There are international cooperations with organisations like the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), and the Association for Terminology and Knowledge Engineering (TKE).