Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Machine Learning

Machine Learning Group ‎‏‏‎ ‎ ‎‎–‎ ‏‏‎ ‎ ‎ Prof. Dr. Alan Akbik

Welcome to the Machine Learning Group of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin!

Our group focuses on research in machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP). We aim to give machines the ability to understand and use human language. To achieve this, our group develops the Flair framework for automated text analysis. It is already used in hundreds of research projects and industrial applications and is frequently listed among the most popular deep learning frameworks for NLP.

On these pages you can find more information about our group:

Flair

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    The Flair framework for state-of-the-art NLP

Our research

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    Transfer learning, universal representations, etc.

Our teaching

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    Information on courses for students

Open positions!

Our group is growing quickly so we are always looking for PhD candidates and student assistants to join our group. The next new PhD position will be established around April 2022, so do contact us in case of interest!

 


News

  • 01.01.2022 - New startup: Launch of dotch, a startup for zero waste packaging, mentored and financed via the EXIST programme!
  • 18.11.2021 - New release: Flair (v0.10) released, adding many new features!
  • 01.11.2021 - 2 new startups: Launch of (1) Cluster, a startup for new journalism + NLP, und (2) judict, a startup for legal data + NLP. Both mentored and financed via EXIST!
  • 01.10.2021 - New startup: Launch of Kuwala, a startup for open source data integration, mentored and financed via the EXIST programme!
  • 06.09.2021 - Research grant: DFG-funded project "Modeling Neurogenesis for Continuous Learning" in the Science of Intelligence cluster of excellence approved! Positions for PhD candidates available from October 2022!
  • 30.08.2021 - New release: Flair (v0.9) released, adding speed and many new NLP tasks to Flair!
  • 23.08.2021 - Research grant: DFG-funded project "Efficient Model Learning from Data with Partially Incorrect Labels" in the Science of Intelligence cluster of excellence approved! Positions for PhD candidates available from October 2022!
  • 01.08.2021 - Research grant: The BMWi-funded project "ML-SEBIRA" with industry partner neofonie starts today! Positions available!
  • 01.07.2021 - Paper accepted: Full paper on early predator detection accepted to ACL 2021!
  • 01.05.2021 - Major research grant: The DFG-funded project "Eidetische Repräsentationen natürlicher Sprache" starts today. This is a massively funded 6-year project looking to advance the state of the art in neural language modeling (BERT, GPT-3). Many positions available in our group!
  • 01.05.2021 - Research grant: The DFG-funded project "Neural Representations for Lifelong Learning" in the Science of Intelligence cluster of excellence starts today!
  • 01.04.2021 - Research grant: The BMWi-funded project "ML-ENA" with industry partner deepset starts today! Positions available!
  • 05.03.2021 - New release: Flair (v0.8) released, adding our powerful FLERT approach and HuggingFace model hub support to Flair!
  • 01.03.2021 - Research grant: The IBB-funded project "AIM" with industry partners Ubermetrics and Webtrekk starts today!