Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Chair of Computational Linguistics

Prof. Dr. Anette Frank

Anette Frank


Institut für Computerlinguistik        email: frank sign cl sign uni-heidelberg sign de
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325phone: +49-(0)6221/54-3247
D-69120 Heidelberg sek: +49-(0)6221/54-3245
Germany fax: +49-(0)6221/54-3242


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.

For more information please consult my research and publication pages and the pages of my research group.

I am member of the standing reviewer committee of TACL.

Office Hours and Teaching


  • I will be Area Chair in the track Textual Inference and Other Areas of Semantics for ACL 2020 in Seattle. Looking forward to a great conference!
  • Letitia Parcalabescu and myself are participating in the newly established COST Action Multi3Generation: Multi-task, Multilingual, Multi-modal Language Generation, led by Isabelle Augenstein. We are members of the COST Action's management committee as representatives for Germany. Looking forward to collaborating in this great network activity.
  • Three members of the NLP group will attend EurNLP 2019 in London to present and discuss their research:

Todor Mihaylov: Discourse-Aware Semantic Self-Attention for Narrative Reading Comprehension
    • Letitia Parcalabescu: Unsupervised Text to Scene Graph Alignment with WordNet Neighborhood
    • Debjit Paul: Graph-based Multi-Hop Commonsense Knowledge

Selected new publications

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Former Affiliations

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