Thomas Schlatter

I am a Linguist who is currently located in Taipei. Interested in everything related to linguistics, statistics and visualization. I am currently working on my PhD at the National Taiwan University, the focus of my research being quantitative linguistics. I am currently working on the following topics: The interplay of emotion and linguistic form, and phonaestetics.


Affective norms for Chinese characters:, downlaodable from OSF.

Visualization of Grammatical Gender in German:, Practice Mandarin Chinese Tones with Deep Learning:

Body Visualization for Phonetics:, downlaodable from Github.


Computational Linguist

Apple Inc.

Analysis of syntactic, morphological, and phonetic constructions of the user voice requests made to a Personal Voice Assistant software for a set of software features and domains for one of the world's leading companies in the field of NLP and Voice Assistant.

August 2021 - Present

German Language Instructor

Eurocentre Taiwan

Teaching German to all levels of the CEFR (A1-C1).

March 2013 - Present

German Lecturer

Silpakorn University

Teaching German to all levels of the CEFR (A1-C1).

December 2010 - March 2013

German Lecturer

Beijing Language And Culture University

Teaching German to all levels of the CEFR (A1-C1).

September 2012 - February 2013

Research Assistant

Pädagogische Hochschule Bern

Correction of student assigments, proof-reading of scientific texts.

June 2010 - August 2010


National Taiwan University

General Linguistics

GPA: 4.30

March 2018 - Present

National Taiwan University

Master of Arts
International Relations
September 2011 - October 2012

Universität Bern

Master of Arts
Philosophy and German Linguistics
September 2011 - October 2012

Universität Bern

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Philosophy and German Language and Literature
September 2006 - June 2011


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Quantifying and Analyzing Language Data
  • Visualization
  • Web Crawling
  • Implementation of Machine Learning Algorithms, Deep Learning


Apart from the field of linguistics, I enjoy reading books on economics and politics.

Awards & Certifications

  • 3x Outstanding International Graduate Student Scholarship, National Taiwan University
  • IBM Watson IoT Advanced Data Science
  • Intensive Chinese Language Program, 2x award for outstanding results, Beijing Language and Culture University