5th SwissText & 16th KONVENS
Joint Conference 2020

Co-organiser 2020

The Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services is a innovation network for companies, research institutes and individuals with a focus on data-driven value creation: services, products and business models based on digital data. It is a community that helps companies to move forward with digitalization and brings key innovators together.

To boost innovation, several initiatives exist in the Alliance, e.g., the initiative “From ideas to projects” and the start-up grant scheme. The Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services makes a significant contribution in creating data-driven added value in Switzerland.

Sponsors 2020

Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency. It is a federal entity under public law with a separate legal personality. Innosuisse’s role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland.

Nowadays, the key to economic success is a combination of expertise, experience, research and development. Innosuisse especially promotes the partnership between academia and the market with innovation projects, networking, training and coaching, laying the groundwork for successful Swiss start-ups, products and services. It provides considerable benefits for a prosperous and sustainable economy.

Die Mobiliar is Switzerland’s oldest private insurer, and the market leader in several major insurance segments. Every third household and every fourth company in Switzerland is insured with us.

The Data Science & Analytics team at Die Mobiliar works on solving problems centered around insurance data. We combine our expertise on: Machine learning, text mining, natural language processing, image analysis, and recommender systems with Die Mobiliar’s nearly 200-year-old expertise on the insurance business. The result: analytics solutions that optimise processes and support decision-making for Die Mobiliar and the wider insurance industry.

Click here to find out more about our NLP and Data Science careers!

D ONE is one of the leading swiss companies for data, machine learning and artificial intelligence with national and international customers and a team of 50 experts for data driven value creation. D ONE designs and implements projects which create value from data, acts as guide on the journey to a data driven enterprise, and helps companies to shape processes, organizational structure, and company culture, leveraging the hands-on know how along the entire value chain. D ONE was founded 2005 by Simon Hefti, Hans Peter Gränicher and Netcetera AG and actively invests in start-ups in the area of data. D ONE is Microsoft partner with focus data & artificial intelligence.

TextShuttle provides machine translation software based on artificial intelligence (AI). We are specialized in secure on-premise solutions and Swiss language varieties.

Our product ensures heightened privacy and increased efficiency. Unlike when using free online services, confidential content is safe: by integrating our systems in your own IT environment, entered data never leaves your infrastructure. With the incorporation of our systems into translation processes, professional translators can increase their efficiency up to 50 %.

The TextShuttle AI Translation Basic system supports the languages German, French, Italian, and English. If already translated texts exist, these or any other languages can be adapted to fit the needs of your company.

SpinningBytes develops software solutions for Speech Processing, Text Analytics and Dialogue Systems. As a joint spin-off of ETH and ZHAW, founded in 2015, we have profound knowledge of state-of-the-art solutions in Natural Language Processing (NLP) based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our solutions have won several prestigious competitions, including SemEval and GermEval.

Our services cover the entire life-cycle of NLP projects:
– Consulting
– Project management
– Feasibility studies and prototyping
– Implementation projects
– Integration of NLP solutions into existing software landscape

Founded in 2005, Supertext ranked among the top 100 European technology start-ups as early as 2008. More than 5,000 companies use our online services. Not only can they order and manage their copywriting and translation projects online, they also benefit from our technical expertise and intelligent use of translation memories, termbases and online workflow integration.

Today, over 80 full-time members of staff coordinate the work of more than 2,000 copywriters, proofreaders and translators for national and international clients from all industries. Supertext takes care of more than 4,000 projects every month and is one of the most innovative global language service providers.


Hieronymus – Translations by lawyers for lawyers is proud to present LEXMachina, the first Neural Machine Translation Engine specialized in Swiss law. Hieronymus also offers off-the-shelf and tailor-made corpora in the legal, financial and insurance fields, to help Swiss law firms, banks and insurance companies to train their own NMT engines.


Pangeanic provides AI-augmented language processing solutions through an efficient ecosystem of neural networks, machine learning and NLP applications.

We don’t believe AI is some sort of novel form of automation. At Pangeanic, we focus on the processes that actually make things human-like or expand human capabilities. Our PangeaMT ecosystem combines a series of NLP processes to bring several technologies that humans can adapt as they need, from adaptive machine translation to key data extraction, data classification, anonymization and summarization. Each process is independent and can grow easily according to specific user needs – but can be linked to the other processes in an intelligent way. We are a company that extracts value from data (from unstructured to structured data) and adds information. The AI components add immediacy to these processes, crossing language barriers and adapting quickly to user scenarios.

Tilde drives innovation in European language technologies to enable multilingual communication for global customers.

Tilde delivers state-of-art machine translation platform – Tilde MT. Tilde MT self-service platform gives users full control of their translations and can be seamlessly integrated into professional CAT tools. With Dynamic Learning, MT engines continuously improve through use. Tilde MT for business delivers fast and secure information exchange in multiple languages, starting from internal employee communication to rising customer expectations – from e-mails, texts, documents to complex webpages.

Tilde relies on cutting-edge products, innovative research, and passionate people to provide excellent localization services, online terminology tools, speech technologies and virtual assistants.