Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Chair of Computational Linguistics

Prof. Dr. Katja Markert

Katja Markert

Contact Details

Institut für Computerlinguistik,
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 325
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Office hours Thursday, 09.0011.00
Phone +49 6221 54-3245 (Secretary)
E-mail markert(at)

Research Interest

I am working in the areas of trustworthy NLP, discourse, semantics, pragmatics and summarization. With regard to trustworthy NLP I care mostly about bias in NLP systems and language models as well as faithfulness. In the area of discourse I have long-standing interests in anaphora resolution beyond coreference, such as bridging and comparative anaphora. In semantics and pragmatics I concentrate on sentiment analysis and figurative language. Recent work in summarization focuses on the summarization of large document collections on long-running events, so-called timeline summarization as well as summarization evaluation.

I am always looking for new students to work on the above topics. Potential thesis topics for Bachelor and MA theses can be found under Thesis Topics.

Group Members, Recent and Current Collaborators and Alumni

I also work regularly with colleagues at the Natural Language Group at the Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies as well as the L3S Web Science Research Centre at the University of Hanover.

Until 2021, I was co-director of the Leibniz-Science-Campus "Empirical Linguistics and Computational Language Modeling" where we concentrated on NLP models for the German language, in a joint project between Heidelberg University and the Institute for the German Language. I was PI on Area A, together with Prof. Dr Andreas Witt. The area focused on bias and framing.

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