Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes

Publications (peer reviewed)

2017

Dai Quoc Nguyen, Dat Quoc Nguyen, Ashutosh Modi, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal. A Mixture Model for Learning Multi-Sense Word Embeddings. In: Proceedings of the 6th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2017). [PDF]

Simon Ostermann, Michael Roth, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal. Aligning Script Events with Narrative Texts. In: Proceedings of the 6th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2017). [PDF]

Dai Quoc Nguyen, Dat Quoc Nguyen, Cuong Xuan Chu, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal. Sequence to Sequence Learning for Event Prediction. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2017).

2016

Jakob Prange, Andrea Horbach and Stefan Thater. UdS-(retrain|distributional|surface): Improving POS Tagging for OOV Words in German CMC and Web Data. System description paper for the EmpiriST Shared Task, co-located with the 10th Web As Corpus Workshop (WAC-X).

Lilian D. A. Wanzare, Alessandra Zarcone, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal. DeScript: A Crowdsourced Corpus for the Acquisition of High-Quality Script Knowledge. In: Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2016).

Stefan Ecker, Andrea Horbach and Stefan Thater. Unsupervised Ranked Cross-Lingual Lexical Substitution for Low-Resource Languages. In: Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2016).

Lena Keiper, Andrea Horbach and Stefan Thater. Improving POS Tagging of German Learner Language in a Reading Comprehension Scenario. In: Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2016).

Andrea Horbach, Andrea Hensler, Sabine Krome, Jakob Prange, Werner Scholze- Stubenrecht, Diana Steffen, Stefan Thater, Christian Wellner and Manfred Pinkal. A Corpus of Literal and Idiomatic Uses of German Infinitive-Verb Compounds. In: Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2016).

2015

Jakob Prange, Stefan Thater and Andrea Horbach. Unsupervised Induction of Part-of- Speech Information for OOV Words in German Internet Forum Posts. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Computer-Mediated Communication / Social Media (NLP4CMC 2015). [PDF]

Alexander Kampmann, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal. A case-study of automatic participant labeling. In: Proceedings of the International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL 2015). [PDF]

Andrea Horbach, Stefan Thater, Diana Steffen, Peter M. Fischer, Andreas Witt, Manfred Pinkal. Internet Corpora: A Challenge for Linguistic Processing. Datenbank Spektrum 15(1): 41–47, Springer Verlag. [PDF]

2014

Andrea Horbach, Diana Steffen, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal. Improving the Performance of Standard Part-of-Speech Taggers for Computer-Mediated Communication. Proceedings of the 12th edition of the Konvens conference (Konvens 2014). [PDF]

Gerhard Kremer, Katrin Erk, Sebastian Padó and Stefan Thater. What Substitutes Tell Us - Analysis of an "All-Words" Lexical Substitution Corpus. Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014). [PDF]

2013

Michaela Regneri, Marcus Rohrbach, Dominikus Wetzel, Stefan Thater, Bernt Schiele and Manfred Pinkal (2013): Grounding Action Descriptions in Videos. Transactions of ACL 1. [PDF]

Marcus Rohrbach, Wei Qiu, Ivan Titov, Stefan Thater, Manfred Pinkal, Bernt Schiele. Translating video into natural language descriptions. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Sydney, Australia. [PDF]

2012

Annemarie Friedrich, Nikos Engonopoulos, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal. A Comparison of Knowledge-based Algorithms for Graded Word Sense Assignment. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2012).

Georgiana Dinu, Stefan Thater and Soeren Laue. A comparison of models of word meaning in context. In Proceedings of the 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2012). [PDF]

Georgiana Dinu and Stefan Thater. Saarland: Vector-based models of semantic textual similarity. In *SEM 2012: The First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics – Volume 2: Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2012). [PDF]

2011

Stefan Thater, Hagen Fürstenau, and Manfred Pinkal. Word Meaning in Context: A Simple and Effective Vector Model. In: Proceedings of 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011). [PDF]

Johannes Hoffart, Mohamed Amir Yosef, Ilaria Bordino, Hagen Fürstenau, Manfred Pinkal, Marc Spaniol, Bilyana Taneva, Stefan Thater, and Gerhard Weikum. Robust Disambiguation of Named Entities in Text. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2011). [PDF]

2010

Stefan Thater, Hagen Fürstenau, and Manfred Pinkal. Contextualizing Semantic Representations Using Syntactically Enriched Vector Models. In: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010). [PDF]

Alexander Koller and Stefan Thater. Computing weakest readings. In: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010). [PDF]

Alexander Koller and Stefan Thater. Computing relative normal forms in regular tree languages. Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA), Edinburgh. [PDF]

2009

Alexander Koller, Manfred Pinkal, and Stefan Thater. Scope Underspecification with Tree Descriptions: Theory and Practice. In: Resource Adaptive Cognitive Processes. Ed. by Matthew Crocker and Jörg Siekmann. Cognitive Technologies Series. Berlin: Springer. 2009.

Aljoscha Burchardt, Marco Pennachiotti, Manfred Pinkal, and Stefan Thater. Assessing the Impact of Frame Semantics on Textual Entailment. In: Natural Language Engineering, Special Issue on Textual Entailment. 2009.

Stefan Thater, Georgiana Dinu, and Manfred Pinkal. Ranking Paraphrases in Context. In: Proceedings of the ACL 2009 Workshop on Applied Textual Inference (TextInfer). Singapore: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2009. [PDF]

2008

Alexander Koller, Michaela Regneri, and Stefan Thater. Regular Tree Grammars as a Formalism for Scope Underspecification. In: Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technology (ACL-08: HLT). Columbus, Ohio: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2008. [PDF]

2007

Stefan Thater. Minimal Recursion Semantics as Dominance Constraints: Graph-Theoretic Foundation and Application to Grammar Engineering. PhD Thesis (preprint version), Universität des Saarlandes. [PDF]

Alexander Koller and Stefan Thater (2007). Solving unrestricted dominance graphs. Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Formal Grammar, Dublin. [PDF]

Aljoscha Burchardt, Nils Reiter, Stefan Thater and Anette Frank (2007). A Semantic Approach to Textual Entailment: System Evaluation and Task Analysis. Proceedings of the ACL-PASCAL Workshop on Textual Entailment and Paraphrasing. [PDF]

2006

Alexander Koller and Stefan Thater (2006). An improved redundancy elimination algorithm for underspecified descriptions. Proceedings of COLING/ACL-2006, Sydney. [PDF]

Alexander Koller and Stefan Thater (2006). Towards a redundancy elimination algorithm for underspecified descriptions. Proceedings of the 5th Intl. Workshop on Inference in Computational Semantics (ICoS-5), Buxton, England. [html]

2005

Dan Flickinger, Alexander Koller, Stefan Thater (2005). A new well-formedness criterion for semantics debugging. The Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. [html]

Alexander Koller and Stefan Thater (2005). Efficient Solving and Exploration of Scope Ambiguities. Proceedings of the ACL Interactive Poster and Demonstration Sessions, Ann Arbor, Michigan. [PDF]

Alexander Koller and Stefan Thater (2005). The Evolution of Dominance Constraint Solvers. Proceedings of the ACL-05 Workshop on Software, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

2004

Ralph Debusmann, Denys Duchier, Alexander Koller, Marco Kuhlmann, Gert Smolka, and Stefan Thater (2004). A relational syntax-semantics interface based on dependency grammar. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING'04), Geneva, Switzerland. [PDF]

Ralph Debusmann, Denys Duchier, Marco Kuhlmann, and Stefan Thater (2004). TAG parsing as model enumeration. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on TAG and Related Formalisms, Vancouver, Canada. [PDF]

Ruth Fuchss, Alexander Koller, Joachim Niehren, and Stefan Thater (2004). Minimal Recursion Semantics as dominance constraints: Translation, evaluation, and analysis. In Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Assiciation for Computational Linguistics (ACL'04), Barcelona, Spain. [PDF]

2003

Ruth Fuchss, Joachim Niehren, and Stefan Thater (2003). Minimal Recursion Semantics as dominance constraints: A preliminary evaluation. In Denys Duchier, editor, Prospects and Advances in the Syntax/Semantics Interface, pages 51-55, Nancy, France. [html]

Joachim Niehren and Stefan Thater (2003). Bridging the gap between underspecification formalisms: Minimal Recursion Semantics as dominance constraints. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL'03). [PDF]

Alexander Koller, Joachim Niehren, and Stefan Thater (2003). Bridging the gap between underspecification formalisms: Hole Semantics as dominance constraints. In Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL'03), Budapest, Hungary. [PDF]

2001

Claire Gardent and Stefan Thater (2001). Generating with a Grammar Based on Tree Descriptions: a Constraint-Based Approach. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'01), Toulouse, France. [PDF]

1999

Denys Duchier and Stefan Thater (1999). Parsing with Tree Descriptions: a Constraint-Based Approach. In Sixth International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Logic Programming (NLULP'99), Las Cruces, New Mexico, pp. 17-32