Personal Information


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


Recognizing the Absence of Opposing Arguments in Persuasive Essays

Christian Stab, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining held in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2016), p. 113-118, August 2016

Argumentation: Content, Structure, and Relationship with Essay Quality

Beata Beigman Klebanov, Christian Stab, Jill Burstein, Yi Song, Binod Gyawali, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Argument Mining held in conjunction with the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2016), p. 70-75, August 2016

Linked Lexical Knowledge Bases: Foundations and Applications

Iryna Gurevych, Judith Eckle-Kohler, Michael Matuschek
In: Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies, July 2016
Morgan & Claypool Publishers

New Collection Announcement: Focused Retrieval Over the Web

Ivan Habernal, Maria Sukhareva, Fiana Raiber, Anna Shtok, Oren Kurland, Hadar Ronen, Judit Bar-Ilan, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, p. 701-704, July 2016

Automated Text Classification to Capture Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation Processes in Different Professional Problem Solving Contexts

Andras Csanadi, Johannes Daxenberger, Christian Ghanem, Ingo Kollar, Frank Fischer, Iryna Gurevych
July 2016

A User Interface for the Exploration of Manually and Automatically Coded Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation

Patrick Lerner, Andras Csanadi, Johannes Daxenberger, Lucie Flekova, Christian Ghanem, Ingo Kollar, Frank Fischer, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2016, p. 938-941, June 2016
International Society of the Learning Sciences

Token-Level Metaphor Detection using Neural Networks

Erik-Lân Do Dinh, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of The Fourth Workshop on Metaphor in NLP held in conjunction with NAACL 2016, p. 28--33, June 2016
Association for Computational Linguistics

Emergent Roles in Self-Organizing Knowledge Co-Production: Turbulence and Stability

Ofer Arazy, Johannes Daxenberger, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Oded Nov, Iryna Gurevych
June 2016

Combining Semantic Annotation of Word Sense & Semantic Roles: A Novel Annotation Scheme for VerbNet Roles on German Language Data

Eva Mujdricza-Maydt, Silvana Hartmann, Iryna Gurevych, Anette Frank
In: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), p. 3031-3038, May 2016

Crowdsourcing a large dataset of domain-specific context-sensitive semantic verb relations

Maria Sukhareva, Judith Eckle-Kohler, Ivan Habernal, Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), p. 2131-2137, May 2016
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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