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André Blessing


Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS)
Grundlagen der Computerlinguistik


+49 711 685 81304

Pfaffenwaldring 5 b
70569 Stuttgart


  • Digital Humanities
  • Information Extraction and Retrieval
  • Argumentation Mining
  • Supervised and semi-supervised machine learning methods
  • Infrastructure development
  • 2020
    • Blessing, A., John, M., Koch, S., Thomas, E. & Jonas, K. (2020). Reflected Text Analytics through Interactive Visualization. In B. Miriam, H.-J. Annette & L. Verena (eds.), LingVis: Visual Analytics for Linguists. CSLI Publications. ISBN: 1684000351 
    • Haunss, S., Kuhn, J., Padó, S., Blessing, A., Blokker, N., Dayanik, E. & Lapesa, G. (2020). Integrating Manual and Automatic Annotation for the Creation of Discourse Network Data Sets. Politics and Governance, 8, 326-339. doi: 10.17645/pag.v8i2.2591
    • Ketschik, N., Overbeck, M., Murr, S., Pichler, A. & Blessing, A. (2020). Interdisziplinäre Annotation von Entitätenreferenzen. In N. Reiter, A. Pichler & J. Kuhn (eds.), Reflektierte algorithmische Textanalyse. Interdisziplinäre(s) Arbeiten in der CRETA-Werkstatt (pp. 203-263).
    • Pichler, A., Blessing, A., Reiter, N., & Schönfeld, M. (2020). Algorithmische Mikrolektüren philosophischer Texte. In N. Reiter, A. Pichler & J. Kuhn (eds.), Reflektierte algorithmische Textanalyse. Interdisziplinäre(s) Arbeiten in der CRETA-Werkstatt
    • Lapesa, G., Blessing, A., Blokker, N., Dayanik, E., Haunss, S., Kuhn, J. & Padó, S. (2020). Analysis of Political Debates through Newspaper Reports: Methods and Outcomes. Datenbank-Spektrum, 20.
    • Lapesa, G., Blessing, A., Blokker, N., Dayanik, E., Haunss, S., Kuhn, J. & Padó, S. (2020). DEbateNet-mig15: Tracing the 2015 Immigration Debate in Germany Over Time. Proceedings of LREC (p./pp. 919--927), Online
  • 2019 
    • Niebling, F., Haas, M. & Blessing, A., (2019). Integration of Services for Software Development in DH: A Case Study of Image Classification using Convolutional Neural Networks. In: Draude, C., Lange, M. & Sick, B. (Hrsg.), INFORMATIK 2019: 50 Jahre Gesellschaft für Informatik – Informatik für Gesellschaft (Workshop-Beiträge). Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. (S. 163-168).
    • Padó, S., Blessing, A., Blokker, N., Dayanik, E., Haunss, S., & Kuhn, J. (2019, July). Who sides with whom? towards computational construction of discourse networks for political debates. In Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 2841-2847).
    • Blessing, A., Blokker, N., Haunss, S., Kuhn, J., Lapesa, G., & Padó, S. (2019, July). An Environment for Relational Annotation of Political Debates. In Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations (pp. 105-110).
    • Haunss, S., Blokker, N., Pado, S., Kuhn, J., Blessing, A., Lapesa, G. & Dayanik, E. (2019). Supporting Discourse Network Analysis through Machine Learning for Claim Detection and Classification. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Social Networks, Zurich, Switzerland.
  •  2018
  •  2017
    • Kuhn, Jonas; Blessing, Andre Die Exploration biographischer Textsammlungen mit computerlinguistischen Werkzeugen in Agoston Zeno Bernad; Christine Gruber and Maximilian Kaiser, editors, Europa baut auf Biographien. Aspekte, Bausteine, Normen und Standards für eine europäische Biographik pp. 225-257 new academic press, Wien, Austria.
    • Blessing, Andre; Echelmeyer, Nora; John, Markus; Reiter, Nils An End-to-end Environment for Research Question-Driven Entity Extraction and Network Analysis in Proceedings of the Joint SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, Humanities and Literature pp. 57-67 Association for Computational Linguistics, Vancouver, Canada.
    • Reiter, Nils; Blessing, Andre; Echelmeyer, Nora; Koch, Steffen; Kremer, Gerhard; Murr, Sandra; Overbeck, Maximilian; Pichler, Axel CUTE: CRETA Unshared Task zu Entitätenreferenzen in Book of Abstracts of DHd 2017 Bern, Switzerland.
  •  2016
    • Le, Dieu-Thu; Vu, Ngoc Thang; Blessing, Andre: Towards a text analysis system for political debates. In Proceddings of LaTeCH@ACL, August, Berlin: The Association for Computer Linguistics.
    • Blessing, Andre; Kuhn, Jonas: Crosslingual Textual Emigration Analysis. In Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts. Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków, pp. 744-745
    • Butt, Miriam; Heyer, Gerhard; Holzinger, Katharina; Kantner, Cathleen; Keim, Daniel; Kuhn, Jonas; Schaal, Gary; Blessing, André; Dumm, Sebastian; El-Assady, Mennatallah;  Gold, Valentin; Hautli-Janisz, Annette; Lemke, Matthias; Müller, Maike; Niekler, Andreas; Overbeck, Maximilian;  Wiedemann, Gregor: Argumentanalyse in digitalen Textkorpora. DHd 2016, Leipzig
  • 2015 
    • Blessing, Andre; Kliche, Fritz; Heid, Ulrich; Kantner, Cathleen; Kuhn, Jonas: Computerlinguistische Werkzeuge zur Erschließung und Exploration großer Textsammlungen aus der Perspektive fachspezifischer Theorien. In: Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der Digital Humanities. Hg. von Constanze Baum / Thomas Stäcker. (= Sonderband der Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften, 1).
    • Blessing, Andre; Glaser, Andrea; Kuhn, Jonas Biographical Data Exploration as a Test-bed for a Multi-view, Multi-method Approach in the Digital Humanities in Proceedings of the First Conference on Biographical Data in a Digital World 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 9, 2015. CEUR Workshop Proceedings pp. 53-60
  • 2014
    • Blessing, Andre Information Extraction for the Geospatial Domain Ph.D. thesis Universität Stuttgart
    • Blessing, Andre; Kuhn, Jonas Textual Emigration Analysis (TEA) in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14) European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • Kliche, Fritz; Blessing, Andre; Heid, Ulrich; Sonntag, Jonathan The eIdentity Text ExplorationWorkbench in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14) European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Reykjavik, Iceland.
    • Mahlow, Cerstin; Eckart, Kerstin; Stegmann, Jens; Blessing, Andre; Thiele, Gregor; Gärtner, Markus; Kuhn, Jonas Resources, Tools, and Applications at the CLARIN Center Stuttgart in Proceedings of the 12th Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache (KONVENS 2014) pp. 11-21.
  •  2013
    • Blessing, Andre; Sonntag, Jonathan; Kliche, Fritz; Heid, Ulrich; Kuhn, Jonas; Stede, Manfred Towards a Tool for Interactive Concept Building for Large Scale Analysis in the Humanities in Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities pp. 55-64 Association for Computational Linguistics, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2012
    • Blessing, Andre; Schütze, Hinrich Crosslingual Distant Supervision for Extracting Relations of Different Complexity. In Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM-12). pdf
    • Blessing, Andre; Stegmann, Jens; Kuhn, Jonas SOA meets Relation Extraction: Less may be more in Interaction in Joint CLARIN-D/DARIAH Workshop at Digital Humanities Conference 2012 pp. 6-11 pdf
  • 2011
    • Schmitz, Bernhard; Becker, Susanne; Blessing, André; Großmann, Matthias Acquisition and Presentation of Diverse Spatial Context Data for Blind Navigation in 12th International Conference on Mobile Data Management pp. 276-284.
  • 2010
    • Blessing, Andre; Schütze, Hinrich Fine-Grained Geographical Relation Extraction from Wikipedia in 7th international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) pp. 2949-2952 Valletta, Malta.
    • Blessing, Andre; Schütze, Hinrich Self-annotation for fine-grained geospatial relation extraction in Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics pp. 80-88. pdf
  • 2009
    • Lange, Ralph; Weinschrott, Harald; Geiger, Lars; Blessing, Andre; Dürr, Frank; Rothermel, Kurt; Schütze, Hinrich On a Generic Uncertainty Model of Position Information in Quality of Context volume 5786 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp. 76-87 Springer.
    • Sanftmann, Harald; Blessing, Andre; Schütze, Hinrich; Weiskopf, Daniel Visual Exploration of Classifiers for Hybrid Textual and Geospatial Matching in Proceedings of Vision, Modeling, and Visualization VMV '09 pp. 245-253.
  • 2008
    • Blessing, André; Schütze, Hinrich Automatic acquisition of vernacular places in iiWAS'2008 - The Tenth International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications Services, Linz, Austria pp. 662-665 ACM.
  • 2007
    • Blessing, Andre; Kuntz, Reinhard; Schütze, Hinrich Towards a context model driven german geo-tagging system in GIR '07: Proceedings of the 4th ACM workshop on Geographical information retrieval pp. 25-30 ACM, New York, NY, USA.
  • 2006
    • Blessing, Andre; Klatt, Stefan; Nicklas, Daniela; Volz, Steffen; Schütze, Hinrich Language-Derived Information and Context Models in Proceedings of 3rd IEEE PerCom Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea) (at 4th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom'06)).
  • 2005
    • Heid, Ulrich; Blessing, Andre; Säuberlich, Bettina; Sienel, Jürgen; Rößler, Horst; Kopp, Dieter A personalized multimodal news service in Bernhard Fisseni et al., editor, Sprachtechnologie, mobile Kommunikation und linguistische Ressourcen. Beiträge zur GLDV-Tagung 2005 in Bonn pp. 65 -- 77 Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang = Sprache, Sprechen und Computer -- Computer Studies in Language and Speech.
    • research infrastructure for the humanities and social science
    • The “Center for Reflected Text Analytics” (CRETA) focuses on the development of technical tools and a general workflow methodology for text analysis within Digital Humanities.
    • Modelling Argumentation Dynamics in Political Discourse
  • SDC4Lit
    • Science Data Center for Literature


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