Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Chair of Linguistic Informatics

Prof. Dr. Stefan Riezler

Contact Details

Institut für Computerlinguistik,
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Office hours Wednesdays, 12:0013:00
Phone +49 6221 54-3097
E-mail riezler(at)


Stefan Riezler joined Heidelberg University as full professor in 2010, after spending a decade in the world’s most renowned industry research labs (Xerox PARC, Google Research). He received his PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Tübingen in 1998, and then conducted post-doctoral work at Brown University in 1999. Prof. Riezler's research focus is on machine learning for natural language processing problems, especially for the application areas of cross-lingual information retrieval and statistical machine translation. He is engaged in the area of Computational Linguistics, e.g., as editorial board member of the main journals Computational Linguistics and Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, and conducts interdisciplinary research as member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing and as Marsilius Fellow at Heidelberg University.


  • DFG funds new research on machine translation from non-parallel data

    • Artem Sokolov and Stefan Riezler will start a novel attempt at learning machine translations from data that are not strictly parallel, but only weakly supervised by relevance indicators such as citations in patents or hyperlinks in Wikipedia pages. The research will be conducted in the DFG funded research project "Weakly Supervised Learning of Cross-Lingual Systems".
  • DFG funded project on "Grounding Statistical Machine Translation in Perception and Action"

  • New publications

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