summer school:

11-14 Sept 2023
Deep Learning for Language Analysis



The summer school „Deep Learning for Language Analysis” addresses students and doctoral candidates from Linguistics and Digital Humanities, as well as other fields that are involved with the application of machine learning techniques. This year the summer school will be in presence again, taking place at the University of Cologne.

Annemarie Friedrich (University of Augsburg) will kick off the summer school with a keynote talk about „Extracting Knowledge from Scientific Text“.

Participants can choose between two alternative workshop tracks:

  • Deep Learning with Audio & Speech Data, given by Paul Wallbott

  • Text Analysis with Deep Learning, given by Albin Zehe (University of Würzburg)

Subsequently, all participants take part in a joint course on Language Analysis, given by Elen le Foll (University of Cologne).

Registration // Contact

The school is mainly aimed at students and doctoral candidates from linguistics and digital humanities, but participants from other fields who are interested in machine learning are welcome to apply as well. Basic knowledge of Python is presumed.

To apply, please send an email to by June 18 th, 2023 with the subject „Registration – <Your Complete Name>“ and the following information (included in the email text)

a) Your highest academic degree including discipline or area (e.g. „BSc/MSc/PhD Linguistics“)
b) Information on your current academic position including discipline or area of work (e.g. „MSc/PhD/Postdoc linguistics/digital humanities“)
c) Your current Institution (e.g. „University of Cologne“)
d) A (very short) description of a project where you used Python. Previous knowledge of machine learning, if applicable.
e) Which one of the parallel tracks you want to attend, or your preference if both are appealing to you.
f) 2-3 sentences explaining your motivation to attend the workshop.

There is no registration fee. The whole summer school will take place at the University of Cologne.

Deadline for registration: June 18th, 2023
Notification: July 7th, 2023
Summer School: September 11th – September 14 th 2023


The school is funded by the University of Cologne’s Competence Area III
(CA3: Quantitative Modeling of Complex Systems) and organized in cooperation with the Center for Data and Simulation Science (CDS), the Department for Digital Humanities (IDH), the Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH), and the Data Center for the Humanities (DCH).