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Simon Ostermann

PhD Student and Researcher

Simon Ostermann

Collaborative Research Center SFB-1102
Project A3: Modelling the Information Density of Event Sequences in Text

About Me:

My research concentrates on script knowledge, i.e. the knowledge about the events and participants involved in everyday activities, such as visiting a restaurant, brushing teeth or baking a cake. In my research, I want to find out where script knowledge is activated in natural texts and how it is anchored. I'm trying to use computational models of script knowledge to improve automated text understanding, in NLP applications such as machine comprehension or paraphrase identification.

My PhD advisor is Prof. Dr. Manfred Pinkal.


We are organizing a workshop at EMNLP 2019, COIN, COmmonsense INference in Natural Language Processing. As part of the workshop, there will be two shared tasks on machine comprehension using commonsense knowledge. Consider participating!


office: building C 7.2, room 2.08
tel: +49 (0)681 302 70033
mail: simono (at)

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