Project Partners

The KomParse project consortium consists of the following members:

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), with sites in Kaiserslautern, Saarbr├╝cken, Bremen and Berlin is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology and artificial intelligence. In the scientific community, DFKI ranks among the internationally recognized "Centers of Excellence". The participating lab in KomParse is the Language Technology Lab, which mission is the improvement of language technology through novel computational techniques for processing text, speech and knowledge as well as deeper understanding of human language. While studying the true needs of the end user and the demands of the market the lab develops novel and improved applications mainly in three areas: Information and Knowledge Management. Document Production and Natural Communication.

The Centre for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals Research (ZAS) is a university-independent research centre located in the federal state of Berlin. Its objective is the investigation of natural language and its manifestation in individual languages. Universals are properties that are common to all languages; these can be said to be due to similarities in the biological and cognitive make-up of humans, as well as to the similar role that language plays within all human communities. Typology is the documentation and classification of systematic differences which indicate that the pressure to optimise - to which all languages are subject - in order to satisfy the demands imposed by biological, cognitive and communicative factors can lead to different solutions in different languages.

The project is supported by the following companies:

Metaversum develops and operates the 3D online world Twinity. This visionary project mashes up he real with the virtual world. Members of the Twinity community enrich and expand their lives by integrating their real life into the virtual world. Twinity is set to launch this summer and is currently in private beta. Founded in July 2006, Metaversum is financed by leading venture capital firms and has offices in Berlin and Kiev.

Founded in 2000, the GAMES ACADEMY was conceived to be the German-speaking countries' first college to specialise in computer and video game production. As an accredited, private run specialist college, the game academy sees it as its mission to provide students with a modern, practice-oriented education that will enable them to effortlessly and successfully find positions in this exciting industry.