Prof. Dr. Walt Detmar Meurers
Graduate Advising

Current PhD advisees:

  • Björn Rudzewitz
    • Information Sources for Short Answer Assessment (working title)
  • Heiko Holz (LEAD)
    • Explicitly modeling linguistic competences in a multimodal serious game for dyslexic children (working title)
  • Maria Chinkina (LEAD)
    • Automatic Linguistic Analysis in Education: From Input Enrichment to Exercise Generation (working title)
  • Simón Eduardo Ruiz Hernández (LEAD)
    • Implicit and Explicit Learning in Intelligent Computer-Asisted Language Learing (working title)
  • Chen Xiaobin (LEAD)
    • Using Authentic Language Materials in Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning (working title)
  • Katharina Braungart
    • Inductive and deductive strategies in teaching Latin (working title)
    • (as second advisor, first advisor Barbara Kaup)
  • Gabriella Daroczy
    • Linguistics and Mathematical Factors in Word Problem Solving (working title)
    • (as second advisor, first advisor Hans-Christoph Nürk)
  • Serhiy Bykh
    • "Is There Choice in Non-Native Voice?" Linguistic Feature Engineering and a Variationist Perspective in Automatic Native Language Identification
  • Ramon Ziai
    • Short Answer Assessment in Context: The Role of Information Structure

  

Graduated PhD advisees:

  

External PhD committee member for:

  • Ines Rehbein, PhD 2009, Dublin City University.
    • Treebank-Based Grammar Acquisition for German
  • Tonio Wandmacher, PhD 2008, Université François - Rabelais de Tours and University of Tübingen.
  • Thomas Koller, PhD 2007, Dublin City University.
    • Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Plurilingual ICALL System for Romance Languages Aimed at Advanced Learners
  • Tavs Bjerre, PhD 2003, Syddansk Universitet, Kolding, Denmark.
    • Syntactically and Semantically Complex Predicates

  

MA advisor for:

  • Björn Rudzewitz, 2016
    • An Integrated Approach to Answer Selection in Question Answering: Exploring Multiple Information Sources and Domain Adaptation
  • Spyridoula Georgatou, 2016
    • Approaching readability features in Greek school books
  • Maryam Geranmayeh, 2016 (als Zweitbetreuer; Erstbetreuer Ingo Hertrich)
    • Connecting the Intelligibility of Speech to Linguistic and Cognitive Measures of Complexity: Perception of Accelerated Synthetic Speech
  • Tobias Kolditz, 2015
    • Generating Questions for German Text
  • Lilyana Nikolova, 2015
    • Readability Classification for Bulgarian
  • Maria Chinkina, 2015
    • Form-focused Language-aware Information Retrieval
  • Yulia Svetashova, 2015
    • C-Test Item Difficulty Prediction: Exploring the Linguistic Characteristics of C-Tests Using Machine Learning
  • Stefanie Wolf, 2015
    • The influence of syntactic categories on distributional similarity: Experiments on generating distractors for second language learning
  • Ulla König-Cardanobile, 2015
    • Corpus Analysis of Child-Directed Speech
  • Willy Cheung, 2014
    • Improving Alignment-Based Content Assessment: Contextualizing Alignments Using Transformation-Based Error-Driven Learning
  • Vladlena Serveeva, 2014
    • Conceptualizing Anthropomorphic In-vehicle Speech Dialog Systems: Effects of Prompt Language and Persona Traits on User Satisfaction
  • Andreas Rudin, 2014
    • A Parallel Suffix Array Approach to Statistical Spell, Grammar and Style Checking
  • Janina Simone (née Kopp), 2013
    • On Characterizing German Interlanguage Part-of-Speech Classes: Multilevel Categories as Bridge between Empirical Observations and Linguistic Generalizations
  • Sarah Schulz, 2013
    • On Tokenization Automatic extraction of semantic multiword units for meaning-based tasks
  • Julia Hancke, 2013
    • Automatic Prediction of CEFR Proficiency Levels Based on Linguistic Features of Learner Language
  • Danilo Schäfer, 2012
    • Faktoren beim Erwerb der Aussprache einer Fremdsprache: linguistische, biologische, psychologische und soziologische Aspekte - Versuch eines exemplarischen disziplinübergreifenden Überblicks
  • Laura Kassner, 2012
    • Harvesting paraphrases from recurring sequences in aligned bilingual corpora - From data-induced units to linguistically interpretable categories
  • Julia Krivanek, 2012
    • Investigating Syntactic Alternations as Characteristic Features of Learner Language
  • Ekaterina P. Volkova, 2011
    • PETaLS: Perception of Emotions in Text — a Linguistic Simulation
  • Desislava Zhekova, 2010
    • Automatic extraction of examples for Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Niels Ott, 2009
    • Information Retrieval for Language Learning - An Exploration of Text Difficulty Measures
  • Ramon Ziai, 2009
    • A Flexible Annotation-Based Architecture for Intelligent Language Tutoring Systems