Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Computational Linguistics & Phonetics Fachrichtung 4.7 Universität des Saarlandes
Simon Ostermann's Homepage

Simon Ostermann

PhD Student and Researcher

Simon Ostermann I have moved to Cerence (formerly Nuance Automotive). My new web page will be online soon. You can reach me under simon.ostermann at-sign cerence dot com

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 have decided to release the test data for MCScript 2.0. You can find the data under the link in the paper.
I successfully denfended my PhD thesis in December. I am now working for Cerence Inc.


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

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