Chair of Computational Linguistics
Prof. Dr. Anette Frank
|Institut fÃ¼r Computerlinguistik||email: frank sign cl sign uni-heidelberg sign de|
|Im Neuenheimer Feld 325||phone: +49-(0)6221/54-3247|
|D-69120 Heidelberg||sek: +49-(0)6221/54-3245|
My research focuses on statistical - nowadays mostly neural - NLP methods for discourse-oriented semantic analysis and information access tasks with the aim of improving computational natural language understanding.
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NewsI am Area Chair for the ACL 2019 Conference in Florence. Looking forward to a great conference!
Selected new publications
- Juri Opitz and Anette Frank (2019): Automatic Accuracy Prediction for AMR Parsing, (*SEM 2019), to appear.
- Jonathan Kobbe, Juri Opitz, Maria Becker, Ioana Hulpus, Heiner Stuckenschmidt and Anette Frank (2019): Exploiting Background Knowledge for Argumentative Relation Classification, Second biennial conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2019), to appear.
- Debjit Paul and Anette Frank (2019): Ranking and selecting Multi-Hop Knowledge Paths to Better Predict Human Needs, NAACL 2019, to appear.
- Juri Opitz and Anette Frank (2018): Addressing the Winograd Schema Challenge as a Sequence Ranking Task, International Workshop on Language, Cognition and Computational Models (LCCM).
- Todor Mihaylov and Anette Frank (2018): Knowledgeable Reader: Enhancing Cloze-Style Reading Comprehension with External Commonsense Knowledge, ACL 2018, Melbourne (Volume 1: Long Papers).
- Angel Daza and Anette Frank (2018): A Sequence-to-Sequence Model for Semantic Role Labeling, RepL4NLP@ACL 2018, Melbourne, Australia.
- Ana MarasoviÄ‡ and Anette Frank (2018): SRL4ORL: Improving Opinion Role Labelling using Multi-task Learning with Semantic Role Labeling, NAACL 2018, New Orleand, LA.
- Ana MarasoviÄ‡, Leo Born, Juri Opitz and Anette Frank: A Mention-Ranking Model for Abstract Anaphora Resolution. EMNLP 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Maria Becker, Michael Staniek, Vivi Nastase and Anette Frank: Enriching Argumentative Texts with Implicit Knowledge, NLDB 2017, Liege, Belgium.
DFG accepts new project on Knowledge-based Argumentation AnalysisThe new project ExpLAIN: Between the lines -- Knowledge-based Analysis of Argumentation in a formal Argumentation Inference System is funded within the DFG priority program RATIO: Robust Argumentation Machines.
The project is jointly conducted by Prof. Anette Frank and Prof. Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Mannheim) and their associated research groups.
The project aims to
- uncover missing explanatory links in argumentative texts,
- fill in automatically acquired knowledge that makes the structure of the argument explicit, and
- will establish and verify the knowledge-enhanced argumentation structure with a combination of formal reasoning and machine learning.
Within the priority programme RATIO: Robust Argumentation Machines we will contribute to community actions, shared tasks and evaluation efforts.
- Between the lines - Knowledge-based Analysis of Argumentation in a formal Argumentation Inference System (SPP RATIO: Robust Argumentation Machines) (2018 - 2021)
- Leibniz ScienceCampus: Empirical Linguistics and Computational Language Learning (2015 - 2019)
- DFG Graduiertenkolleg: Adaptive Informationsaufbereitung aus Heterogenen Quellen (2015 - 2019)
- CLARIN-D Curation Project: Semantic Annotation for Digital Humanities (2015 - 2016)
- CLARIN-D (2011 - 2014, 2014 - 2016)
- Coherence in Language Processing: Semantics beyond the Sentence (2011 - 2014)
- Ontology Modeling for Ritual Structure Research (2009 - 2013)
- The Role of Context in Language Processing (2011 - 2012)
- Turkologischer Anzeiger: Creation of a Translingual Database (2009 - 2010)
- SightSee: Synchronous Generation of Language and 3D-Scenes (2008 - 2010)
- SmartWeb (2006 - 2007)
- SALSA II (2004 - 2007; co-project leader, with Manfred Pinkal)
- Quetal (2003 - 2005; co-project leader)
- WhiteBoard (2001 - 2002; co-project leader)
- Language Technology Lab, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI, Saarbrücken (2000 - 2007)
- Multilingual Language and Technology (MLTT) group, Xerox Research Centre Europe, XRCE, Grenoble (1997 - 2000)
- Institute of Natural Language Processing (IMS), University of Stuttgart (1991 - 1997)