PhD Completed

  • Torsten Zesch (03.2006 – 12.2009). Study of Semantic Relatedness of Words Using Collaboratively Constructed Resources. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. (with distinction) – Now professor of Language Technology at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

  • Niklas Jakob (06.2007 – 05.2011). Extracting Opinion Targets from User-Generated Discourse with an Application to Recommendation Systems. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. - Now in industry.

  • Daniel Bär (06.2009 – 10.2013). A Composite Model for Computing Similarity Between Texts. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. - Now in industry.

  • Christian Meyer (07.2009 – 10.2013). Wiktionary: The Metalexicographic and the Natural Language Processing Perspective. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. (with distinction) – Now Senior Researcher.

  • Richard Eckart de Castilho (01.2011 – 02.2014). Natural Language Processing: Integration of Automatic and Manual Analysis. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. – Now Senior Researcher.

  • Oliver Ferschke (01.2011 – 07.2014). The Quality of Content in Open Online Collaboration Platforms: Approaches to NLP-supported Information Quality Management in Wikipedia. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. - Now PostDoc at CMU.

  • Michael Matuschek (01.2011 – 09.2014). Word Sense Alignment of Lexical Semantic Resources. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. - Now in industry.

  • Nicolai Erbs (05.2010 – 02.2015). Approaches to Automatic Text Structuring. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. - Now in industry.

  • Johannes Daxenberger (10.2011 – 07.2015). The Writing Process in Online Mass Collaboration: NLP-Supported Approaches to Analyzing Collaborative Revision and User Interaction. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. (with distinction) - Now Senior Researcher
  • Emily Jamison (11.2011 – 02.2016). Crowdsource Annotation and Automatic Reconstruction of Online Discussion Threads. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Tristan Miller (07.2011 – 03.2016). Adjusting sense representations for word sense disambiguation and automatic pun interpretation. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.

PhD Ongoing

  • Elisabeth Wolf (since 03.2009). Collective Intelligence for Automatic Question Answering. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. (on parental leave)

  • Silvana Hartmann (since 03.2010). Using Semantic Roles in Complex Question Answering. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.

  • Lisa Beinborn (since 07.2012). Using language technology in creating educational material for self-directed learning. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. (co-supervision with Prof. Dr. Torsten Zesch)

  • Lucie Flekova (since 03.2013). Utilizing densely linked lexical-semantic resources in text classification tasks. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.

  • Christian Stab (since 10.2013). Argumentative Writing Support by means of Natural Language Processing. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.

  • Nils Reimers (since 05.2014). Enriching News Stories through Natural Language Processing. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.

  • Erik-Lân Do Dinh (since 05.2014). Domain-Adaptive Text Mining to Support Digital Humanities Research in Philosophy. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.

  • Carsten Schnober (since 05.2014). Adaptive Semantic Exploration of Historical Textbook Corpora. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.

  • Pedro Santos (since 02.2015). Processing of audiovisual content: Integration of automatic and manual analysis. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Daniil Sorokin (since 04.2015). Unified lexical-semantic and world knowledge for event linking. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Ilia Kuznetsov (since 06.2015). Semi-supervised semantic role labeling. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Avinesh Polisetty Venkata Sai (since 10.2015). Revision based Computer Assisted Multi-document summarization and Evaluation. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt. (co-supervision with Dr. Christian Meyer)
  • Chinnappa Guggilla (since 10.2015) Quality Assessment of Documents from Very Large Web Corpora with a focus on editorial processes. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Teresa Martin (since 10.2015). Deep Learning embeddings for adaptive language processing. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Masoud Kiaeeha (since 10.2015). Adaptive and fast word sense disambiguation on extremely large corpora. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Tobias Falke (since 11.2015). Structured summaries of complex contents. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.
  • Andreas Rücklé (since 02.2016). Large-scale semantic search in community QA. Computer Science Department. Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Bachelor, Diploma and Master students

Ongoing Theses

The list of ongoing theses can be found here

Finished Theses

at the Technische Universität Darmstadt

The list of finished student theses can be found here

at European Media Lab and EML Research in Heidelberg 

  • Hans-Peter Zorn. Computing semantic consistency (orig. title: "Berechnung semantischer Konsistenz"). Research paper, University of Karlsruhe. 2002.
  • Christof Müller. Context-dependent semantic coherence scoring of speech recognition hypotheses (orig. title: "Kontextabhängige Bewertung der semantischen Kohärenz von Spracherkennungshypothesen"). Master thesis in Information Technology, University (FH) of Mannheim. 2003.
  • Klaus Rüggenmann. Determining domains of speech recognition hypotheses (orig. title: "Bestimmung der Domänenzugehörigkeit von Spracherkennungshypothesen"). Master Thesis in Computational Linguistics, University of Heidelberg. 2004.
  • Iryna Zhmaka. Resolution of pronouns with non-NP antecedents in spoken dialogues (orig.title: "Auflösung von Pronomen mit Nicht-NP Antezedenten in spontansprachlichen Dialogen"). Master Thesis in Computational Linguistics, University of Heidelberg.
  • Jutta Jäger. Word sense disambiguation in a spoken dialogue summarization system (orig.title: "Wortlesartendisambiguierung in einem Zusammenfassungssystem für spontansprachliche englische Dialoge"). Master Thesis in Computational Linguistics, University of Heidelberg.
  • Vesna Cvoro. Recognition of emotional attitudes in professional profiles (orig.title: "Erkennung der emotionalen Einstellungen in Berufsprofilen"). Master Thesis in Computational Linguistics, University of Heidelberg.
  • Hendrik Niederlich. Document-Retrieval Models in a language-based recommender system (orig. title:"Document-Retrieval Modelle in einem natürlichsprachlichen Beratungssystem"). Diploma thesis in Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences of Lübeck.
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