Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Current Research Projects

Coherence in Language Processing: Semantics beyond the Sentence (2011 – 2014)

ICL runs a doctoral college entitled Coherence in Language Processing: Semantics beyond the Sentence. The 3-year doctoral program is funded by the Landesgraduiertenförderung (LGF) and is embedded within the joint ICL and HITS doctoral program Semantic Processing.

The PhD research training group consists of 5 PhD students working on various aspects of discourse-oriented semantic NLP. The program is jointly run by professors Anette Frank, Sebastian Padó, Stefan Riezler and Michael Strube. Speaker of the program is Anette Frank.

More information is found here.

CLARIN-D: Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure – Deutschland (2011 – 2014)

CLARIN-D is a new cooperation project funded by the BMBF that aims at realizing a sustainable research infrastructure offering language resources, tools and services for German language processing, to support research in the Humanities. The CLARIN-D consortium is led by the University of Tübingen.

ICL Heidelberg leads a focused CLARIN-D action group specializing on language resources and tools for research in Applied and Computational Linguistics.

More information is found here and on the official CLARIN-D and F-AG web pages.

Completed Research Projects

Ontology Modeling for Ritual Structure Research (2009 – 2013)

A project funded within the Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 619: "Ritual Dynamics"

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Researchers:

  • Nils Reiter, Department of Computational Linguistics
  • Anand Mishra, South-Asia Institute, Department of Classical Indology, University of Heidelberg
  • Oliver Hellwig, South-Asia Institute, Department of Classical Indology, University of Heidelberg

Dissertation:

  • Nils Reiter: Discovering Structural Similarities in Narrative Texts using Event Alignment Algorithms, 2013, submitted.

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Talks:

  • Anette Frank and Nils Reiter: Invited talk at the First AMICUS Workshop (Automated Motif Discovery in Cultural Heritage and Scientific Communication Texts), Vienna, October 21st, 2010.

The Role of Context in Language Processing (2011 – 2012)

A new cooperation project between the Department of Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University and the Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Australia. The project is funded by the Global Networks Project of the Excellence Initiative of Heidelberg University.

Coordination: Anette Frank (Heidelberg University) and Mark Johnson (Macquarie University)

This project aims to combine methods and insights from Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics. The focus is on modeling the role of linguistic and extra-linguistic context in (incremental) language processing, as key factors to support the efficiency of human language processing and acquisition. The Global Networks funding supports bi-lateral travels and PhD student exchange in the years 2011 and 2012.

SightSee: Synchronous Generation of Language and 3D-Scenes (2008 – 2010)

A project funded within the FRONTIER innovation fund of the Excellence Initiative of the University of Heidelberg

Joint project of

Researchers:

  • Michael Roth, Department of Computational Linguistics
  • Stefanie Schuldes, EML Research gGmbH

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Turkologischer Anzeiger: Creation of a Translingual Database (2009)

A project funded within the Excellence Cluster: Asia and Europe in a Global Context

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Publications/Poster/Theses:

  • Dustin Heckmann, Anette Frank, Matthias Arnold, Peter Gietz, Christian Roth (under review): Citation Segmentation from Sparse & Noisy Data: An Unsupervised Joint Inference Approach with Markov Logic Networks, submitted for Literary and Linguistic Computing.
  • Dustin Heckmann (2012): Citation Segmentation from Noisy Data using Joint Inference, BA Thesis, Institute for Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University.
  • Turkologischer Anzeiger Online, poster presented at the Annual Conference 2009 Flows of Images and Media of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context".

SmartWeb (2006 -- 2007)

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SALSA II (2004 -- 2007)

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