Personal Information

Name

Iryna Gurevych, Full Professor, Dr.
Position

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

EMail 
Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych
Phone 
+49 (6151) 16 - 25290
Fax 
+49 (6151) 16 - 25295
Office 
S2|02 B 110 
Address

TU Darmstadt - FB 20 
Hochschulstraße 10 
64289 Darmstadt 
Germany 

 

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

2016

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

2015

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

Publications

A "Wind of Change" - Shaping Public Opinion of the "Arab Spring" Using Metaphors

Author Alexandra Núñez, Malte Gerloff, Erik-Lân Do Dinh, Andrea Rapp, Petra Gehring, Iryna Gurevych
Date August 2017
Kind Inproceedings
PublisherADHO
AddressMontréal, Canada
Book titleProceedings of the Digital Humanities 2017
Pages(to appear)
NotePreprint version.
LocationMontréal, Canada
KeyTUD-CS-2017-0016
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.
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