|Iryna Gurevych, Full Professor, Dr.|
Director, Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (UKP) Lab
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
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
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.
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
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.
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)
Founder and Chair of the Jury for the GSCL doctoral thesis award in memory of Wolfgang Hoeppner
|Author||Alexandra Núñez, Malte Gerloff, Erik-Lân Do Dinh, Andrea Rapp, Petra Gehring, Iryna Gurevych|
|Book title||Proceedings of the Digital Humanities 2017|
|Research Areas||Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature, LangTech4eHum, UKP_reviewed, UKP_a_LangTech4eHum, reviewed, CEDIFOR, Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing|
|Abstract||How does mass media affect the way we think about controversial topics such as the “Arab Spring”? What persuasive role do metaphors play especially in opinion pieces? We analyze how the political events of the years 2010–2011 in the Middle East and North Africa Region (“Arab Spring”) are categorized and assessed using metaphorical constructions in newspaper opinion pieces. We show ways in which particularly the use of metaphors reveals how the media tried to achieve acceptance for the events based on our cultural models (Quinn and Holland, 1987), which are grounded on our western knowledge. To this end, we constructed a pipeline that automatically detects (and filters) metaphors appearing within certain grammatical constructions, before clustering them by presumed source and target domains (Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Lakoff and Johnson, 1980). The results give us insights into how the “Arab Spring” is metaphorically structured by semantic clusters in opinion pieces.|