Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Ongoing

Since 2019 “Open Argument Mining”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Since 2017 “Decision-Making Support by Means of Automatic Argument Extraction from Large-Scale Text Data (ArgumenText)”, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

“Advancement of Diagnostic Competencies through Adaptive Online Case Simulations in Medical and Pedagogical Education (FAMULUS)”, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

“Interactive distributed corpus exploration and annotation infrastructure for large corpora and knowledge-bases (INCEPTiON)”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

COST Action Proposal “European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques”
Since 2016 “Argumentation Analysis for the Web”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Since 2015 GRK 1994 Research Training Group “Adaptive Preparation of Information from Heterogeneous Sources”, spokesperson
Since 2014 Centre for the Digital Foundation of Research in the Humanities, Social, and Educational Sciences (CEDIFOR), funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), co-director (phase 1 successfully evaluated in 2017)

“Information Consolidation: A New Paradigm in Knowledge Search” (Deutsch-Israelische Projektkooperation, DIP-Exzellenzprogramm), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), coordinator (phase 2, phase 1 successfully evaluated in 2017)

“Complex Community-Based Question Answering on Heterogeneous Data for Educational Information” (QA-EduInf), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Completed

2017 – 2019 “FOKUS – Forschungsdatenkurse für Studierende und Graduierte (Research data courses for undergraduate and graduate students)“, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

“a! automated language instruction: Software-based analysis of texts including automated generation of exercises in accordance with language proficiency (A1-C2)“, LOEWE HessenModellProjekt
2015 – 2018 “Open Mining Infrastructure for Text and Data”, funded by the European Commission
2014 – 2017 “Children’s worlds: knowledge and interpretation of the world in textbooks and children’s books from 1850 to 1918”, funded by the Leibniz Society as part of the Leibniz research excellence competition
2013 – 2017 “Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature”, Graduate Program, funded by DIPF, director of the program

“Feature-based Visualization and Analysis of Natural Language Documents”,
funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2012 – 2016 “Implementation of a web-based annotation platform for linguistic annotations”,
CLARIN-DE, funded by BMBF
2012 – 2015 “Integrating Collaborative and Linguistic Resources for Word Sense Disambiguation and Semantic Role Labeling”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2011 – 2016 “DARIAH-DE: Construction of Research Infrastructures for eHumanities”, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (two funding phases)
2011 – 2015 “Utilizing Web Knowledge: Language Technologies and Psychological Processes” (WiWeb), funded by the Förderinitiative Interdisziplinäre Forschung of the Technische Universität Darmstadt
2011 – 2015 PhD project in the LOEWE Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED), funded by the Hessian excellence program “Landesoffensive zur Entwicklung wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz” (LOEWE)
05.2008 – 04.2016 “Educational Natural Language Processing”, Lichtenberg-Chair funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (two funding phases)
01.2009 – 05.2015 “Wikulu – Self-Organization in Wikis”, funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation
11.2007 – 12.2014 “Darmstadt Knowledge Processing Software Repository”, supported by IBM’s UIMA 2007 Innovation Award ($24.000) and two IBM’s UIA 2008 Innovation Awards ($20.000 x 2)
02.2006 – 05.2015 “SIR: Semantic Information Retrieval from Texts in the Example Domain of Electronic Career Guidance”, funded by the German Research Foundation (in cooperation with the German Federal Agency of Labour)
01.2011 – 12.2014 “Digital Humanities – Text as a Process”, funded by the Hessian excellence program “Landesoffensive zur Entwicklung wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz” (LOEWE)

“Digital Humanities – Text as an Instance”, funded by the Hessian excellence program “Landesoffensive zur Entwicklung wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz” (LOEWE)
05.2011 – 06.2013 “Secure Documents using Individual Markers (SIDIM)”, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
09.2007 – 10.2012 “Sentiment Analysis in User Generated Discourse for eLearning 2.0”, funded by the German Research Foundation as part of the DFG Graduate School “Feedback Based Quality-Management in eLearning”
07.2007 – 05.2013 “Mining Lexical-Semantic Knowledge from Dynamic and Linguistic Sources and Integration into Question Answering for Discourse-Based Knowledge Acquisition in eLearning”, funded by the German Research Foundation
04.2011 – 06.2011 “Semantic Assistance Services for Career Integration and Personal Competence Development (SABINE)”, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
03.2009 – 06.2011 “Semantics- and Emotion-Based Conversation Management in Customer Support (SIGMUND)”, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
03.2007 – 02.2011 “THESEUS-TEXO: Use Case TEXO – Future Business Value Networks: Business Webs”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economy (BMWi)
04.2009 – 05.2010 “Automatic Summarization of Discourse for Educational Purposes”, funded by the German Research Foundation as part of the DFG Graduate School “Feedback-Based Quality Management in eLearning”
06.2006 – 06.2007 “Automatic Quality Assessment and Feedback in eLearning 2.0 (AQUA)”, funded by the German Research Foundation as part of the Graduate School “Feedback Based Quality- Management in eLearning” (Principal Co-Investigator)