Fabienne Cap

Fabienne Cap (née Fritzinger)

Fabienne Cap (née Fritzinger)
Phone 0049 711 685- 84582
Universität Stuttgart
Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Pfaffenwaldring 5b
70569 Stuttgart

I have recently been awarded a VINNMER Marie-Cure Incoming grant to fund my research at Uppsala University in close collaboration with the University of Stuttgart and LMU Munich.

The grant is part of VINNOVA's Mobility for Growth programme and covers half of my salary for three years (01. December 2015 - 30. November 2018). My project is called TYDLIGT (Techniques Yielding Discourse Level Improvements in German Translation), details can be found here.

As a consequence, I finally left Stuttgart, moved up north and work in Uppsala since July 2015. Find out more on my new  homepage.



  • October 2009 - June 2015: Models of Morphosyntax for Statistical Machine Translation
  • October 2014 - March 2015: Combining Contextual Information Sources for Disambiguation in Parsing and Choice in Generation (SFB-732-D2)
  • April 2010 - September 2010: TTC - Terminology Extraction, Translation Tools and Comparable Corpora
  • September 2008 - September 2009: D-Spin - Deutsche Sprachressourcen Infrastruktur




  • Fabienne Cap, Marion Weller, Anita Ramm and Alexander Fraser (2015, to appear), CimS - The CIS and IMS Joint Submission to WMT 2015 - addressing morphological and syntactical differences in English to German SMT, in Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation at EMNLP, System Papers, Lisbon/Portugal

  • Fabienne Cap, Manju Nirmal, Marion Weller and Sabine Schulte im Walde (2015), How to Account for Idiomatic German Support Verb Constructions in Statistical Machine Translation, in Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE) at NAACL, Denver/Colorado

  • Fabienne Cap, Ina Rösiger and Jonas Kuhn (2015), A Pilot Experiment on Exploiting Translations for Literature Studies on Kafka's "Verwandlung", in Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Computational Linguistics for the Literature (CLFL) at NAACL, Denver/Colorado




  • Alexander Fraser, Marion Weller, Aoife Cahill and Fabienne Cap (2012) Modeling Inflection and Word-Formation in SMT, in Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the Euorpean Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), Avignon/France.





  • Ulrich Heid, Fabienne Fritzinger, Susanne Hauptmann, Julia Weidenkaff and Marion Weller (2008) "Providing Corpus Data for a Dictionary for German Juridical Phraseology" In Angelika Storrer, Alexander Geyken, Alexander Siebert and Kay-Michael Würzner (eds.): Text Resources and Lexical Knowledge - Selected Papers from the 9th Conference on Natural Language Processing, KONVENS 2008. Berlin, New York (Mouton de Gruyter) 2008


  • Ulrich Heid and Fabienne Fritzinger (2007) "Analysing Swedish Derivation with SEMOR" In Kristinn Jóhannesson, Hans Landqvist, Aina Lundkvist, Lena Rogström, Emma Sköldberg and Barbro Wallgren Hemlin (eds.): Nog ordat? Festskrift till Sven-Göran Malmgren. Göteborg: Meijerbergs arkiv för svensk ordforskning.









Student Theses



  • Fabienne Fritzinger (2007) "Experiments in Medical Document Indexing". Studienarbeit, University of Stuttgart. Supervisor: Kristofer Franzén (SICS), Examiner: Uwe Reyle
Curriculum Vitae

    October 2009 - October 2014

    PhD (Dr. phil) "Morphological Processing of Compounds for Statistical Machine Translation"

    Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart

    September 2008 - June 2015

    Research Assistant

    Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart

    May - October 2007


    Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS),

    in Kista (near Stockholm), Sweden

    October 2003 - August 2008

    Studies in Computational Linguistics (Diploma / European Master)

    Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart

    Major: Applied NLP

    Minor: Computer Science

    September 2002 - August 2003

    Voluntary year of social service

    Internationaler Bund

    University hospital for psychiatry and psychotherapy, Tübingen, Germany

    June 2002


    Fürstenberg Gymnasium, Donaueschingen, Germany