Personal Information

Name
Dr. Christian M. Meyer
Position
Senior Researcher 
Affiliation
UKP-TUDA | AIPHES
E-Mail
meyer at ukp.informatik.tu-da...
Phone
+49 (6151) 16 25293
Fax
+49 (6151) 16 25295
Office
S2|02 B113
Address
TU Darmstadt - FB 20 
Hochschulstraße 10 
64289 Darmstadt
Germany
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Work Information

I am a principal investigator in the research training group AIPHES and mostly concerned with the manual and automatic evaluation of multi-document summaries.

My current research interests are:

  • Intelligent Writing Assistance
  • Lexical Resources
  • Collaborative Lexicography
  • Word Sense Alignment
  • Educational Web 2.0
  • Inter-rater Agreement

The following wordle is created from some of my publications:

Wordle about my publications

Awards

I have been awarded the "GSCL-Preis für die beste studentische Computerlinguistik-Abschlussarbeit 2009-2011" (best student thesis in computational linguistics 2009-2011) from the Gesellschaft für Sprachtechnologie und Computerlinguistik (German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology) at their biennial meeting in 2011 (GSCL 2011).

Selected Publications

Christian M. Meyer and Andrea Abel:
User Participation in the Era of the Internet, in P. A. Fuertes Olivera (Ed.): The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography, p. (to appear), London: Routledge, 2017.
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Christian M. Meyer, Judith Eckle-Kohler, and Iryna Gurevych:
Semi-automatic Detection of Cross-lingual Marketing Blunders based on Pragmatic Label Propagation in Wiktionary, in: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), p. 2071–2081, December 2016. Osaka, Japan.
PDF | BibTeX | Software | Proceedings

Sascha Wolfer, Thomas Bartz, Tassja Weber, Andrea Abel, Christian M. Meyer, Carolin Müller-Spitzer, and Angelika Storrer:
The effectiveness of lexicographic tools for optimising written L1-texts. International Journal of Lexicography, p. (to appear), Advance Access since October 2016..
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Christian M. Meyer, Darina Benikova, Margot Mieskes, and Iryna Gurevych:
MDSWriter: Annotation tool for creating high-quality multi-document summarization corpora, in: Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations (ACL), p. 97–102, August 2016. Berlin, Germany.
PDF | BibTeX | Software | Proceedings

Christian M. Meyer und Johann Frerik Koch:
Computer-assisted stylistic revision with incomplete and noisy feedback. A pilot study, in: Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (NAACL-BEA), p. 42–52, Juni 2016. San Diego, CA, USA.
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Christian M. Meyer and Iryna Gurevych:
Methoden bei kol­la­bo­ra­tiven Wörter­büchern (Methods in collaborative dictionaries), Lexicographica, Vol. 30(1): 187–212, November 2014.
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Christian M. Meyer, Margot Mieskes, Christian Stab, and Iryna Gurevych:
DKPro Agreement: An Open-Source Java Library for Measuring Inter-Rater Agreement, in: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations (COLING), p. 105–109, August 2014. Dublin, Ireland.
PDF | BibTeX | Additional Material | Proceedings

Christian M. Meyer:
Wiktionary: The Metalexicographic and the Natural Language Processing Perspective, Dissertation, Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Darmstadt, tuprints 3654, October 2013.
PDF (screen version) | PDF (print version) | BibTeX | Additional Material

Christian M. Meyer and Iryna Gurevych:
To Exhibit is not to Loiter: A Multilingual, Sense-Disambiguated Wiktionary for Measuring Verb Similarity, in: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), Vol. 4, p. 1763–1780, December 2012. Mumbai, India.
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Christian M. Meyer and Iryna Gurevych:
Wiktionary: A new rival for expert-built lexicons? Exploring the possibilities of collaborative lexicography, chapter 13 in S. Granger and M. Paquot (Eds.): Electronic Lexicography, p. 259–291, Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2012.
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Iryna Gurevych, Judith Eckle-Kohler, Silvana Hartmann, Michael Matuschek, Christian M. Meyer, and Christian Wirth:
UBY – A Large-Scale Unified Lexical-Semantic Resource Based on LMF, in: Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), p. 580–590, April 2012. Avignon, France.
[among top cited papers at EACL conferences according to Google Scholar!]
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Christian M. Meyer and Iryna Gurevych:
OntoWiktionary – Constructing an Ontology from the Collaborative Online Dictionary Wiktionary, chapter 6 in M. T. Pazienza and A. Stellato (Eds.): Semi-Automatic Ontology Development: Processes and Resources, p. 131–161, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, February 2012.
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Christian M. Meyer and Iryna Gurevych:
What Psycholinguists Know About Chemistry: Aligning Wiktionary and WordNet for Increased Domain Coverage, in: Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), p. 883–892, November 2011. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
[among top cited papers at IJCNLP conferences according to Google Scholar!]
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Christian M. Meyer and Iryna Gurevych:
Worth its Weight in Gold or Yet Another Resource – A Comparative Study of Wiktionary, Open­Thesaurus and Germa­Net, in A. Gelbukh (Ed.): Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (CICLing), (= Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6008), p. 38–49, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, March 2010.
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Christian M. Meyer:
Combining Answers from heterogeneous Web Documents for Question Answering, Master Thesis, Technische Uni­ver­si­tät Darmstadt, April 2009.
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Professional Activities

Research Projects:

Organization Committee:

Program Committee and Reviewer:

Memberships and Academic Networks:

Posters and Talks

16.06.2016: Computer-assisted stylistic revision with incomplete and noisy feedback. 11th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (BEA), San Diego, CA, USA.
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04.03.2016: Managing Bibliographies [Tutorial with Margot Mieskes]. AIPHES Tutorials, Darmstadt, Germany.

24.10.2015: Adaptive Informationsaufbereitung aus heterogenen Quellen (AIPHES): Herausforderungen und Werkzeuge [with Iryna Gurevych]. Daten-Labor 2015. nr-Fachkonferenz, Dortmund, Germany.
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21.10.2015: Collaborative Multilingual Dictionaries [Invited Talk]. Lexicografía multilingüe en rede (MULTILEX), Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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29.09.2015: Lexical Resources for Natural Language Processing [Tutorial with Hatem Mousselly-Sergieh]. International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL), Essen, Germany.
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24.09.2015: Automatische Vernetzung von Verben mit kontrastiven Valenzstrukturen in UBY. 3. Sektionentagung der Gesell­schaft für Angewandte Linguistik e.V. (GAL), Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.
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Software Projects

I actively participate in the development of several software projects:

Experimental software:

Teaching

I'm involved in the following courses:

I have supervised the following student theses:

  • Jannis Hoppe (with Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych): Grammatical error correction with word and character aware recurrent neural networks, Bachelor Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, December 2016.
  • Sven Bräutigam (with Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych): Empirical exploration of writing strategies to German multi-document summaries. Master Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, January 2016.
  • Marcel Wlotzka (with Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych): Context-sensitive Lookup of Lexical Information with Stream-based Disambiguation Methods. Master Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, June 2015.
  • Johann Frerik Koch (with Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych): An interactive writing environment for visualizing text quality indicators. Master Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, December 2014.
  • Michael Stahr (with Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych): Adaptive Visualization of Lexical Information for Computer-assisted Writing. Bachelor Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, December 2014.
  • Christian Kirschner (with Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych): Kombination mehrerer lexikalisch-semantischer Ressourcen durch multiple Alignments von Wortbedeutungen (Combining multiple lexical-semantic resources using multiple word sense alignments). Master Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, December 2012.
  • Bastian Laur (with Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych): Mining Word Sense Disambiguated Translations from Wiktionary. Bachelor Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, August 2011.
  • Navid Imani (with Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych): Graph-based Techniques for Automatic Dictionary Alignment. IREP research project with Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada. Summer 2010.

Together with Stefan Radomski, I organize the specialized Master program "Internet- and Web-based Systems" that is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Iryna Gurevych and Prof. Dr. Max Mühlhäuser.

Biographical Information

I received a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a Dr.-Ing. (PhD) from the Technische Universtität Darmstadt, Germany.

Personal Interests

I've recently published a short crime story "Der Tod und die Steuer" at the 1. Zwingenberger Krimiwettbewerb (in German). You might also want to take a look at my personal homepage: http://www.christian-meyer.org.

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