Graduate Seminar: Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing


Semester Every semester
Level Bachelor/Master
Language English


Graduate Seminar

  • InstructorHenning Wachsmuth
  • LocationAppelstr. 9A, 1630
  • Time. Tuesdays 16:00–17:30
  • First date. October 10, 2023 (tentatively)
  • Last date. January 23, 2024 (tentatively)


This graduate seminar features more or less weekly talks of various kinds: (1) Oral defenses of bachelor's theses and master's theses supervised by the NLP Group. (2) Invited talks by AI and NLP researchers from Germany and beyond, and (3) rehearsal talks for presentations of the NLP Group, and (4) other research-related talks by members of the NLP Group.


Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a subfield of AI, dealing with computational methods for understanding and generating speech and human-readable text. The NLP Group in the Institute of AI at Leibniz University Hannover conducts fundamental reseach across the whole spectrum of NLP, often in interdisciplinary contexts.

Recommended Literature

  • Daniel Jurafsky and James H. Martin. 2009. Speech and Language Processing: An Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, and Computational Linguistics. Prentice-Hall, 2nd edition. Free draft of third edition: Speech and Language Processing


This seminar takes place every semester until further notice. The exact seminar time may vary between semesters and, occasionally, also within a semester. Concrete announcements are made on the Stud.IP page of the seminar.

The seminar is open for any bachelor's and master's student. We particularly encourage students that write, or plan to write, their thesis with us to join. Notice that this seminar does not give any ECTS points. In case you interested in joining, please register via Stud.IP.