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.
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
- Natural language parsing and generation
- Question answering
- Information extraction
- Textual inference
- Machine Learning for language technology
- Exploratory Mobile Web Search
Program Committees (2013)
- 51th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL)
- International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL 2013)
- 18th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB)
- 3rd International Workshop on Systems and Frameworks for Computational Morphology (SFCM 2013)
- 4th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA 2013)