Professor Gurevych Awarded ERC Advanced Grant


Professor Iryna Gurevych wins one of the highly-coveted “ERC Advanced Grants” and receives 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) for her project “InterText – Modelling Text as a Living Object in a Cross-Document Context”.

Over a period of five years, InterText will develop Artificial Intelligence methods that enable the processing and analysis of texts and their relationships to each other. Relationships between the texts can for example be contradictions, implicit references, or comments. In the age of information overload, this new technology is intended to provide users with a simple summary of complex information on a specific topic, for example, checking for misinformation.

Professor Gurevych is the first-ever LOEWE Distinguished Chair in the state of Hesse, Vice President of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), a founding member of the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence (hessian.AI), as well as a W3 professor at the Department of Computer Science and founder and director of the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab at TU Darmstadt.

You can read more about the project here.