DFG Research Fellow
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
and University of Edinburgh
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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I am a DFG research fellow, working with Mirella Lapata and Dan Roth at the Univerity of Edinburgh and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively. Since September 2016, I am also a postdoctoral research associate at Saarland University (on leave from October 2016 to April 2017).
The overarching goal of my research is to develop computational models of language that can facilitate automatic text understanding beyond the sentence level. In particular, my recent work has focused on discourse-level semantic role labelling and modelling lexical relations using discourse cues. I am also interested in domain adaptation and distributional semantics. If you would like to see some of my recent work in action, please do have a look at this demo!
Previous to my current position, I worked as a research associate with Prof. Ewan Klein in the S-CASE project, as a research staff member in the Heisenberg Group SemRel headed by PD Dr. Sabine Schulte im Walde, and finished a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Anette Frank and Prof. Michael Strube at Heidelberg University. Before my Ph.D. work, I received a B.Sc. in Computational Linguistics (2006) and a M.Sc. in Language Science and Technology (2008) from Saarland University.
|04/2017||2nd Workshop on Linking Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics|
|03/2017||Our journal article on processing software requirements is now online!|
|02/2017||The 2nd LSDSem workshop will feature a peer-reviewed short paper on our shared task!|
|12/2016||Proposal for a semantic role labeling tutorial accepted at EMNLP!|
|11/2016||EMNLP Workshop on Uphill Battles in Language Processing|
|08/2016||Abstract on frame-semantic parsing accepted at ICCG!|
|07/2016||State-of-the-art SRL model (87.9 F1 on CoNLL-09) now available here!|
|05/2016||Paper on neural semantic role labeling accepted at ACL!|
|05/2016||Invited talk in the Computational Linguistics department at Saarland University|
|04/2016||Invited talk at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley|
|01/2016||I am an area co-chair for Multi-level Semantics at *SEM 2016. Please consider submitting!|
Now includes code, too!