Ernst Buchberger holds a diploma in computer science from the Vienna University
of Technology and a doctorate with a thesis on natural language generation.
He is Assistant Professor at the
Section for Artifical Intelligence
of the Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics, and Intelligent Systems
at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria,
which he joined as a Research Assistant in 1981
(then Department of Med. Cybernetics of the University of Vienna).
In 1984, he also joined the then newly founded
Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI).
From Sept. 1994 to April 1995, he was a
at the Institut f. Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
(IMS) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
In 1983 Ernst Buchberger was among the founding members of the
Society for Artificial Intelligence (ÖGAI).
After having served as secretary general of this society for a number of years,
he was elected president of ÖGAI in 2006 and has been holding this office up to now.
In 1985 Ernst Buchberger was Austrian Representative in the COST 13 Concertation Committee of the EC.
From 1985 to 1986 he acted as a Representative in the
Coordinating Committee on Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI).
Since 1990 he has been a member of the board of the
Society for Cybernetic Studies, serving as vice-president from 1998 to 2010.
From 1993 to 1998, Ernst Buchberger was the Austrian Representative in TC12 (Artificial Intelligence)
of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
He is also a member of the editorial board of the journal
Applied Artificial Intelligence
and editor of the
Schriftenreihe der ÖGAI.
From 1996 to 1998, he was acting as site manager of
the Austrian National Focal Point (NFP) in the EU sponsored
Ernst Buchberger's research interests include various aspects of Natural
Language Processing / Computational Linguistics (NLP / CL),
with special emphasis on Natural Language Generation and Speech Synthesis.
He has taken part in a number of national and international projects,
VIE-LANG - A Natural Language Dialogue System,
- A German Language Database Interface,
AI-Based Systems and the Future of Language, Knowledge, and Responsibility in Professions,
- Generating Instructional Text, and
Scientific Cooperation in the European Network on Language and Speech.
Recent research has been centering on using language technology methods to support
language teaching and on extracting structured information from (medical) natural language texts.
Ernst Buchberger has taught numerous courses
for computer science students, linguists and medical students
at the Vienna University of Technology,
at the University of Vienna,
and at Medical University of Vienna.
Apart from university courses, he has also given seminars on AI and
Natural Language Processing for industrial participants.
Link to current courses.
Talks and Publications
Ernst Buchberger has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific papers
on Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics.
He also enjoys "getting out of the ivory tower" and presenting scientific ideas to a general audience, as can be seen in the following list of
public talks, radio and tv interviews, and press coverage.
Section for Artificial Intelligence, CeMSIIS
Medical University of Vienna
Freyung 6, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Email: ernst dot buchberger at meduniwien dot ac dot at.
My private interests include languages, reading books from all epochs - from Gilgamesh to
James Joyce -
and some others, for which I usually do not find enough time :-).
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