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Research Staff Member
Ireland Research Lab, Dublin, Ireland


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  Association for Computational Linguistics



11/2018   I'll attend EMNLP 2018 and present the paper "A deterministic algorithm for bridging anaphora resolution".

10/2018   I gave an invited colloquium talk "Computational Argumentation: A personal Journey"  at ICL, Heidelberg University.

10/2018   I gave a tutorial about Anaphora Resolution at DRL AI Seminar.

06/2018   I presented the paper "Enhanced Word Representations for Bridging Anaphora Resolution" at NAACL 2018. The new word embedding resource can be downloanded from here.

03/2018   The article "Unrestricted Bridging Resolution" with Michael Strube and Katja Markert got accepted by Computational Linguistics.

10/2017   I gave a talk "Information Status: Tasks, Datasets and Models" at Dublin NLP meetup.

09/2017   The datasets used in the paper "Argument Relation Classification Using a Joint Inference Model" can be downloaded from here.

About me

My primary research interest lies in the area of natural language processing (NLP) where I focus on the tasks of language understanding in the discourse level, such as information status recognition, indirect anaphora resolution (bridging resolution), context-dependent relation extraction, and text understanding. I'm also interested in computational argumentation and information extraction.

Before joining IBM, I was a Postdoc at the department of Computational Linguistics at Heidelberg University, working with Anette Frank. Before that, I did my PhD at HITS (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies), working with Michael Strube