Universit├Ąt Potsdam


Oleg Kapanadze

is a Professor in Computational  Linguistics. In 1981 he has received his first degree (Candidate of sciences) from Lomonosov Moscow State University. The second degree – Doctor of Sciences (German Habilitation) - he has been awarded in 1992 by Tbilisi State University.

For more than tree decades Prof.  Oleg Kapanadze  is involved in a series of projects in the field of Natural Language Processing (Machine Translation, Natural Language Intelligent Systems, Finite-State Tools for HLT) and Computational Linguistics.

In 1986/87 – Prof. O. Kapanadze had been involved in the EU Machine Translation project EUROTRA in the German research group at Institut für Angewandte Informationsforschung, Saarbrücken and Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, Stuttgart, Germany.

In 1993/94 - as a visiting fellow Prof. O. Kapanadze had been engaged in a Knowledge-Based Machine Translation project PANGLOSS at the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Information Sciences Institute, Southern-California University (Los Angeles) and at the Centre for Machine Translation, Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), USA .

In 1998/2001 Prof. O. Kapanadze headed the Language Technology Intelligent Systems Research Group at Tbilisi State University. The Group has developed A Multilingual GREG (Georgian-Russian-German-English) Valency Lexicon for Natural Language Processing.

In  2000 - as a visiting scientist at the Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA, Prof. O. Kapanadze participated  in the BOAS project developing a knowledge elicitation system for a standard transfer-based machine translation system.

 In   2003-2005 – Prof. O. Kapanadze headed the Georgian team of a project funded by the Civilian Research and Development Foundation of the USA. A research project entitled  “Ontological Semantics for Georgian Language Technology” was accomplished in scientific co-operation with the Institute for Language and Information Technologies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, USA.

In   2008-2009 – Prof. O. Kapanadze  headed a Research Project “A Finite-State Lexical Transducer for the Georgian Language Morphological Processing”, supported by the Foundation for Georgian Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences.

In 2000 and 2007 Prof. O. Kapanadze  was a co-director of the Advanced Study Institute: "Recent Advances in Language Engineering for Lesser-Studied Languages", Ankara, Turkey, and "Language Engineering for Low- and Middle-Density Languages", Batumi, Georgia.