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Dr. Andreas Witt appointed Honorary Professor of Digital Humanities at ICL

Dr. Andreas Witt, leader of the research infrastructure group at the Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS, Mannheim), has been appointed Honorary Professor of Digital Humanities at the Institute for Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University.

Dr. Witt is a leading figure in Digital Humanities, through his involvement in large infrastructure projects such as CLARIN-D, TextGrid and the SFB 441 "Linguistic Data Structure". Important research contributions lie in the field of Text Technology and the design of linguistic annotation standards. Dr. Witt was one of the early promoters of linguistic annotation standards such as TEI for Linguists and has since then been an active member of international annotation standards steering committees. He is also a member of the steering group of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0.

IDS Mannheim is closely cooperating with the ICL and the University's European Center for Linguistics (EZS) in research and teaching. It offers unique opportunities for internships, student assistant jobs, and thesis topics for bachelor and master students.

Since 2009, Dr. Witt has been active in teaching at ICL's BA program, and he works closely with the ICL in the BMBF-supported project, CLARIN-D, and its working group for Computational Linguistics, led by Prof. Anette Frank.

ICL welcomes the appointment of Dr. Witt as Honorary Professor of Digital Humanities. We are looking forward to a continued fruitful cooperation!


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