I’m Johannes Hoffart, managing director of Ambiverse. Previously I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, where I did my PhD in the area of natural language understanding. Ambiverse is a spin-off based mostly on my PhD.

My research enables machines to understand ambiguous names. The system I helped build can tell that in the sentence “When Page played Kashmir at Knebwort, his Les Paul was uniquely tuned”, “Page” means Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame, and not Larry Page, the CEO of Google. This technology is now the basis for Ambiverse: Our goal is to provide solutions for automatic text understanding and intelligent text production.

Please have a look at my publications and the projects I’m currently involved in.