I am a DFKI Research Fellow and principal researcher at DFKI. I have studied computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics at the Universities of Regensburg, Koblenz-Landau, and at the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. I obtained a Dr. rer. nat. degree in Computer Science in 1994, and the Venia Legendi in Computational Linguistics in 2004, both from the Saarland University. Since August 2014 I am an apl. Professor at the Saarland University.
The core of my research interest is in the field of natural language driven human computer interaction, where natural language is the common interface for extracting, classifying, and talking about information from large-scale unstructured text sources.
Projects and Activities
- Language Technology
- Information Retrieval
- Information Extraction
- Textual Inference
- Machine Learning
- Question Answering
Program Committees (2016)
- TextGraphs-10: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing Workshop at NAACL-HLT 2016, San Diego, CA, June 17, 2016
- 10th International conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC)
- Member of the standing reviewing committee of the Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL)