• Natural Language Processing

    Natural Language Processing

  • Computational Linguistics

    Computational Linguistics

  • Parsing and Composition

    Parsing and Composition

  • Opinion and Data Mining

    Opinion and Data Mining

About me

Where I come from, where I'm going to ...

Hi, I am a docotral student in Computational Linguistics at the University of Tübingen. With a background in language studies, I enjoy using computational analysis tools to learn more about language and extract information about language characteristics from large corpora. Computers can find patterns which escape the human eye, but we can direct them to what interests us the most. This is what I like spending my time on.

Most of my programming I have done in Java. I am now widening my horizon in an unexpected direction, 'getting rusty' - learning rust - and will get more into python and tensorflow in the course of my thesis project. There, I will combine parsing and distributional semantics to improve parser performance on ambiguity solving tasks for German, Dutch and English.

Academic Career

2018 - current
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL AND COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
University of Tübingen

Doctoral student in Computational Linguistics

2014 - 2017
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL AND COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
University of Tübingen

Bachelor in International Studies in Computational Linguistics (ISCL)

2008 - 2014
PHILOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT
University of Freiburg

Teacher's degree in German, English and Political Science


Publications

2019

Patricia Fischer, Sebastian Pütz, and Daniël de Kok (2019). Association Metrics in Neural Transition-Based Dependency Parsing, in: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling, SyntaxFest 2019), p.181–189.

SPACE

2018

Daniël de Kok, Patricia Fischer, Corina Dima, and Erhard Hinrichs (2018). Distributional Regularities of Verbs and Verbal Adjectives: Treebank Evidence and Broader Implications, in: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT16), p.1-9.

Work Experience

  • Department of General and Computational Linguistics
  • IBM Research and Development
  • Daimler
  • Scireum

Department of General and Computational Linguistics (current)

At the Department of General and Computational Linguistics, I worked for GermaNet, a lexical-semantic word net. My current position is in the A3 project of the SFB 833. I use Rust and python to improve parser performance on ambiguity solving tasks in German and English.

IBM Research and Development

During my 5-month internship at IBM, I used an in-house version of SQL to query and assemble twitter data for author profiling.

Daimler

My task for Daimler was to deisgn specifications and quality criteria for their speech dialogue system.

Scireum

At scireum, I worked on improving the search engine for the sellsite e-commerce platform by adding linguistic features. Programming was done in Java but also involved html to manipulate the website frontend.

Programming Skills

Java
Python
Rust
R
Html, CSS

Interests and Hobbies

Literature

Reading - Writing - Listening
Fiction - Magazines

Photography

Take a look at my pics and image writings on ImagInWords

Sports

Jogging - Biking - Gliding - Salsa

Travelling

From the city to the countryside
Stockholm - Dublin - Riga -
Prague - Edinburgh

Canada & USA

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