Michael Roth

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Saarland University
E-mail: mroth@coli.uni-sb.de
Twitter: @microth
Google scholar: profile

About me

I am a postdoctoral research associate working with Prof. Manfred Pinkal at Saarland University. Previously, I worked as a DFG research fellow with Prof. Mirella Lapata and Prof. Dan Roth.

The overarching goal of my research is to develop computational models of language that can facilitate automatic text understanding beyond the sentence level. My recent work has focused on story and script understanding, discourse-level semantic role labelling, and modelling lexical relations using discourse cues. If you would like to see some of my work in action, please have a look at this demo.

I received a Ph.D. degree in Computational Linguistics from Heidelberg University and a M.Sc. in Language Science and Technology from Saarland University. After my Ph.D., I held research positions at Stuttgart University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


10/2017 I will be an area chair for ACL 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
09/2017 Tutorial on Semantic Role Labeling at EMNLP 2017
07/2017 My paper on role semantics for classifying discourse relations got accepted at IWCS!
07/2017 Congratulations to Ashutosh Modi, on whose committee I served, for defending his PhD thesis!
06/2017 Our shared task proposal for SemEval-2018 got accepted! More details will be released soon.
05/2017 Paper on identifying and aligning script events with narrative texts accepted at *SEM!
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!