Max Kisselew

Mister  Dipl.-Ling.
Max Kisselew
PhD student

Max Kisselew
Phone 0049 711 685-81353
University of Stuttgart
Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Pfaffenwaldring 5b
70569 Stuttgart


By appointment.


I am working in the project B9 of the SFB 732 as a PhD student. My research revolves around the questions how and to what extent morphological derivation can be modeled and investigated using methods from Distributional Semantics. Earlier I tried to examine to what extent morphological knowledge can help to improve translation results of SMT (Statistical Machine Translation) systems. There, I focused mainly on translation from French to English. My translation system for the WMT 2013 Translation Task took 6 place (of 14) with a BLEU score of 30.0.

Further research interests:

  • Metaphor detection in written texts
  • Cross-lingual methods
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Language change und historical linguistics

WS 2017/2018

WS 2016/2017

WS 2015/2016

WS 2014/2015

    • Linux Basics
    • Programmierkurs / Programming Course

SS 2014

    • Programmierkurs / Programming Course

WS 2013/2014

    • Linux Basics

SS 2013

    • Programmierkurs

WS 2012/2013

    • Information Retrieval (Übungen)

SS 2012

    • Python-Kurs

SS 2011

    • Python-Kurs

WS 2009/2010

    • Übungen zu PSE (Programmierung und Softwareentwicklung)

SS 2009

    • ColiBrI (Schwerpunkt Programmieren)

WS 2008/2009

    • ColiBrI (Zusatztutorium für Computerlinguisten mit Schwerpunkt Informatik)


  • Gabriella Lapesa, Lea Kawaletz, Ingo Plag, Marios Andreou, Max Kisselew and Sebastian Padó (2018): Disambiguation of newly derived nominalizations in context: A Distributional Semantics approach. Word Structure, 11(3), 2018.
    [Paper] [BibTeX]



  • Tillmann Pross, Antje Rossdeutscher, Gabriella Lapesa, Max Kisselew and Sebastian Padó. (2017): Integrating lexical-conceptual and distributional semantics: a case report. In: Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium, pp. 75-84. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2017.
  • Mariia Melymuka, Gabriella Lapesa, Max Kisselew, Sebastian Padó (2017): Modeling Derivational Morphology in Ukrainian. In: Proceedings of IWCS 2017. Montpellier, France.
  • Gabriella Lapesa, Lea Kawaletz, Marios Andreou, Max Kisselew, Sebastian Padó, and Ingo Plag (2017): Type disambiguation of English -ment derivatives (extended abstract). In: Proceedings of the 11th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting. Nicosia, Cyprus.



  • Sebastian Padó, Aurélie Herbelot, Max Kisselew, Jan Šnajder (2016): Predictability of Distributional Semantics in Derivational Word Formation. In: Proceedings of COLING 2016. Osaka, Japan.
    [Paper] [Slides] [BibTeX]
  • Stefan Bott, Nana Khvtisavrishvili, Max Kisselew, Sabine Schulte im Walde (2016): GhoSt-PV: A Representative Gold Standard of German Particle Verbs. In: Proceedings of CogALex-V Workshop. Osaka, Japan.
    [Paper] [Poster] [BibTeX]
  • Marios Andreou, Lea Kawaletz, Max Kisselew, Gabriella Lapesa, Sebastian Pado, Ingo Plag (2016): Instance-based disambiguation of English -ment derivatives. In Proceedings of the conference on cognitive structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Tillmann Pross, Antje Roßdeutscher, Sebastian Padó, Gabriella Lapesa, and Max Kisselew (2016): 'Over reference': a comparative study on German prefix-verbs. In ESSLLI RemRefPlus Workshop: Referential Semantics One Step Further: Incorporating Insights from Conceptual and Distributional Approaches to Meaning. Bolzano, Italy.
  • Gabriella Lapesa, Max Kisselew, Sebastian Padó, Tillmann Pross, Antje Roßdeutscher (2016): Characterizing the pragmatic component of distributional vectors in terms of polarity: Experiments on German über verbs. In ESSLLI DSALT Workshop: Distributional Semantics and Linguistic Theory. Bolzano, Italy.
  • Maximilian Köper, Sabine Schulte im Walde, Max Kisselew, and Sebastian Padó (2016): Improving Zero-Shot-Learning for German Particle Verbs by using Training-Space Restrictions and Local Scaling. In Proceedings of STARSEM. Berlin, Germany.
  • Max Kisselew, Laura Rimell, Alexis Palmer, and Sebastian Padó (2016): Predicting the Direction of Derivation in English Conversion. In Proceedings of the ACL SIGMORPHON workshop. Berlin, Germany.
    [Paper] [Poster]



  • Max Kisselew, Sebastian Padó, Alexis Palmer, Jan Šnajder (2015): Obtaining a Better Understanding of Distributional Models of German Derivational Morphology. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), pages 58-63. London, UK.
    [Paper] [BibTeX]
  • Sebastian Padó, Alexis Palmer, Max Kisselew, Jan Šnajder (2015):
    Measuring Semantic Content to Assess Asymmetry in Derivation (extended abstract). Advances in Distributional Semantics workshop at IWCS 2015, London, UK.
    [Abstract] [Poster]


Before 2015

Student theses

Curriculum Vitae

    Since October 2012

    Research Assistant

    Institute for Natural Language Processing
    University of Stuttgart

    October 2007 - September 2012

    Studies in Computational Linguistics (major) and
    Linguistics (minor)

    University of Stuttgart


Computerlinguistik/NLP allgemein

Online dictionaries

  • - Multilingual dictionary, conjugation database for German, Italian etc. verbs, synonym database and much more
  • - Online dictionary und translator for many european languages (also: German spelling rules and picture dictionary for German and English)

Theoretische Informatik

Syntax: LFG