GIANCE builds on many years of research at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarland University and Peking University. The pre-commercialization technology research has been supported by grants from the German Ministry for Education and Research, the German Research Foundation, two Google research awards, industrial cooperation projects from the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, grants from the Chinese National Research Foundation and R&D contracts from industrial corporations. The results of this research are documented in more than 40 international publications.
In the last twelve months, our Beijing team in cooperation with Peking University has extended the technology for coping with the Chinese language. Currently, our Beijing and Berlin teams are finishing a new generation of the system with improved algorithms for NLP and knowledge processing. Most of research and development has been conducted by teams consisting of German and Chinese AI/NLP scientists and engineers..