Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Dr. Carolin Lawrence

Carolin Lawrence

This website is no longer maintained, please visit my new website.

From 2014 until 2018, I was a graduate research assistant and PhD student at the Statistical NLP group, supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Riezler.

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Counterfactual Learning
  • Learning from Bandit Feedback
  • Statistical & Neural Machine Translation
  • Semantic Parsing (Question Answering)


I created the NLmaps corpus which is a corpus for question-answering, consisting of 2,380 questions in English and German with corresponding Machine Readable Language (MRL) formulae, using the OpenStreetMap database. For more information and download, see the NLmaps page.

The main purpose for the creation of this corpus is to build a semantic parser and to provide an interface to OSM that lets a user ask a question in natural language, which is then parsed into a database query that is executable against a webbased filtering tool and returns OSM data on an interactive map.

Contact Details

E-mail carolin.lawrence(at)

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