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Iryna Gurevych, Full Professor, Dr.

Director, Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab 
Primary Appointments: Dpt. of Computer Science (FB 20), Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDA);
Secondary Appointment: Inst. of Languages and Literature Studies, Dpt. of Historical and Social Sciences, TUDA
Coordinator: Interdisciplinary Research Priority "Knowledge Discovery in the Web" (WeRC) at TUDA;

Associated with the Leibniz-Institute for Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych
+49 (6151) 16 - 25290
+49 (6151) 16 - 25295
S2|02 B 110 

TU Darmstadt - FB 20 
Hochschulstraße 10 
64289 Darmstadt 


Research Interests

Strong background in lexical-semantics, resources and algorithms, and innovative applications of language processing to social sciences and humanities, including online publishing and educational research. Iryna Gurevych is Founder and Principal Investigator in:

  • AIPHES: the DFG-funded Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Preparation from Heterogeneous Sources”, Spokesperson

  • KDSL: the Graduate School “Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature”, Director

  • CEDIFOR: the BMBF-funded Centre for the Digital Foundation of Research in the Humanities, Social, and Educational Sciences, Co-Director

Further Information

  • Detailed information about Iryna’s activities can be found through the respective links in the frame to the left of this text.

  • If you are a young researcher or a student in computer science or Natural Language Processing committed to cutting-edge research and team spirit, consider joining UKP.

Current Activities


Co-Chair, 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining at ACL 2016 in Berlin; co-manager of the workshop's Special Track on Debating Technologies and co-chair of the workshop's Unshared Task on Argument Mining

Co-Chair, "NLP Approaches to Computational Argumentation" tutorial at ACL 2016 in Berlin

Co-Chair, "Argument Mining" course at SSA'16 in Potsdam


Co-Chair, Dagstuhl Seminar “Debating Systems”, Dagstuhl, Germany

Co-Chair, GermEval Lexical Substitution Shared Task, GSCL 2015, Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Co-Organizer, 2nd Workshop on Argumentation Mining, NAACL 2015, Denver, Colorado, USA

2015 - 2016

Scientific Advisory Board Member of EACL.

Fellow at the "Forum für interdisziplinäre Forschung" (Engl.: Board for Interdisciplinary Research) of the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Since 2012

Member and Chair (since 08.2012) of the Scientific Advisory Board (wissenschaftlicher Beirat) of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (Gesellschaft für Sprachtechnologie & Computerlinguistik, GSCL)

Since 2013

Founder and Chair of the Jury for the GSCL doctoral thesis award in memory of Wolfgang Hoeppner

Highlighted Past Activities

Language Resources and Evaluation Special Issue on Collaboratively Constructed Language Resources Contributed volume: The People’s Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Language Resources Language Processing and Knowledge in the Web: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics (GSCL 2013) Linked Lexical Knowledge Bases


Additional Attributes


Adapting Serious Game for Fallacious Argumentation to German: Pitfalls, Insights, and Best Practices

Ivan Habernal, Patrick Pauli, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), p. to appear, May 2018
Association for Computational Linguistics

A Legal Perspective on Training Models for Natural Language Processing

Richard Eckart de Castilho, Giulia Dore, Penny Labropoulou, Tom Margoni, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), p. to appear, May 2018
Association for Computational Linguistics

Developing Automated Measures to Predict Incivility in Public Online Discussions on the Facebook Sites of Established News Media}

Marc Ziegele, Johannes Daxenberger, Oliver Quiring, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 68th Annual ICA conference, p. to appear, April 2018

Automatische Analyse von Diagnosekompetenzen in Fallsimulationen

Claudia Schulz, Michael Sailer, Jan Kiesewetter, Christian M. Meyer, Iryna Gurevych, Martin R. Fischer, Frank Fischer
In: 6te Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF 2018), February 2018

Lexical-semantic resources: yet powerful resources for automatic personality classification

Xuan-Son Vu, Lucie Flekova, Lili Jiang, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 9th Global WordNet Conference, Vol. Volume 1: Long papers, p. (to appear), January 2018
(to appear)

An Information Nutritional Label for Online Documents

Gregory Grefenstette, Benno Stein, Norbert Fuhr, Yiqun Liu, Josiane Mothe, Andreas Hanselowski, Iryna Gurevych, Anastasia Giachanou, Kalervo Jarvelin, Rosie Jones, Isabella Peters
In: SIGIR Forum, December 2017

A Framework for Automated Fact-Checking for Real-Time Validation of Emerging Claims on the Web

Andreas Hanselowski, Iryna Gurevych
In: NIPS 2017 Workshop on Prioritising Online Content, November 2017
[Online-Edition: file:35427]

Concept-Map-Based Multi-Document Summarization using Concept Coreference Resolution and Global Importance Optimization

Tobias Falke, Christian M. Meyer, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), p. 801-811, November 2017

End-to-end Representation Learning for Question Answering with Weak Supervision

Daniil Sorokin, Iryna Gurevych
In: Semantic Web Challenges: 4th SemWebEval Challenge at ESWC 2017, Vol. 769, p. 70-83, October 2017
Springer, Cham

Fallsimulationen und automatisches adaptives Feedback mittels Künstlicher Intelligenz in digitalen Lernumgebungen

Claudia Schulz, Michael Sailer, Jan Kiesewetter, Christian M. Meyer, Iryna Gurevych, Frank Fischer, Martin R. Fischer
In: Themenspecial „Was macht Lernen mit digitalen Medien erfolgreich?“, p. 1-14, October 2017
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