GSCL Award 2009–2010

2011/09/30 by

Two of the three student theses nominated for the biennial national award of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) are from the UKP Lab (Prof. Iryna Gurevych) of the Computer Science Department, Technische Universität Darmstadt:

  • Christian M. Meyer. Combining Answers from Heterogeneous Web Resources for Question Answering. Master's thesis, 2009. (Supervised by Prof. Iryna Gurevych, Dr. Delphine Bernhard, and Kateryna Ignatova.)
  • Marko Martin. Applying Graph Algorithms to Text Segmentation. Bachelor's thesis, 2010. (Supervised by Prof. Iryna Gurevych, Dr. Torsten Zesch, and Nicolai Erbs.)

The GSCL Award was given to Christian M. Meyer's thesis, which was supported through the Emmy Noether Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The work deals with the extraction of answers from heterogeneous web sources, such as Wikipedia, social question-answering platforms, and FAQs, and their preparation and summarization for the user. Christian M. Meyer has since become an employee of the Lichtenberg Professorship and a doctoral student at UKP.