Chair of

Theoretical and Computational Linguistics

Language is a communication tool by which a potentially infinite amount of meanings and intentions can be coded into a phonetic form by a finite number of rules such that decoding of the sounds into intended meanings and intention is possible.

Welcome to the websites for the Chair of Theoretical and Computational Linguistics. We are part of the Linguistics Department at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Linguistics deals with the detection of those rules that make coding and decoding possible. Paramount to this are methods for the mapping of infinite content on finite rule systems common to all languages. Based on this, features of single languages are examined and explained.

Information for


Classes, theses, and master projects for students.

Overview of


Research projects by Professor Kiss and others at the department.



Paper, Poster and other publications by members of the Chair.

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