Completed Projects

German-Italian dictionary for tourism professionals

Carolina Flinz (University of Milan) is working on a German-Italian Internet dictionary on tourism terminology as part of a research fellowship for experienced scientists of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. During her first stay from February to May 2017, she developed the dictionary concept and used corpus linguistic tools for the selection of keywords and the development of dictionary entries. She was able to draw on the excellent corpus infrastructure and expertise of the Institute for German Language (IDS) in Mannheim and use its special library for her research. From September to December 2017, Ms. Flinz will set up her dictionary in a second scholarship phase and will also conduct further corpus-supported studies on fixed word connections, so-called collocations. The dictionary is to be created as a wiki so that it can be expanded and updated beyond the duration of the project. The extension of the research fellowship means that, in addition to an already completed research stay of Ms. Flinz at the chair in spring 2018, a new stay is planned for summer 2018.

On 31.10.18 Mrs. Flinz finished her last stay and the newly conceived extension dictionary, which contains keywords (nouns) from a particularly complicated area (“the general travel conditions”) of tourism terminology as a pilot project for the time being, is now online and freely available: Tourlex.

The dictionary contains the language pair German-Italian, but the project is open to other languages. If you would like to participate in the project or have any questions, please contact

Report on the state of the German language

Cooperation project of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities and the German Society for Language and Poetry. Volume I “Wealth and Poverty of the German Language” was published in 2013. Prof. Angelika Storrer is involved in the ongoing work on the second volume “Diversity and Unity of the German Language” with a contribution on internet-based communication. The project is supported by the Thyssen Foundation.

ChatKorpus2CLARIN: Curation project of the subject-specific working group 'German Philology' (F-AG 1) of the BMBF joint project CLARIN-D

Project management: Prof. Dr. Michael Beißwenger and Prof. Dr. Angelika Storrer

BMBF funding May 2015 – March 2016. Information:

Joint project “Corpus-based linguistic research and analysis using data mining techniques” (KobRA)

Coordination and management of the linguistic aspects of the project: Prof. Angelika Storrer

Other partners: Chair of Artificial Intelligence at TU Dortmund (Prof. Katharina Morik); Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities BBAW, project DWDS (Alexander GeykenLothar Lemnitzer); Institute for German Language (Marc KupietzProf. Andreas Witt); University of Tübingen, Chair of Computational Linguistics (Prof. Erhard Hinrichs).

BMBF funding as part of the call for proposals for eHumanities from 2012–2015.