Michael Roth

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

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.

News

04/2018 This term, I am giving a seminar on "Hot and Odd Topics in Semantics". Find out more here!
02/2018 My colleagues at UPenn and I released a dataset for multi-sentence reasoning (at NAACL).
01/2018 I am a senior area co-chair for this year's ACL in Melbourne, Australia
12/2017 Our paper on MCScript—machine comprehension using common sense—got accepted at LREC!
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

Publications