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- July 2020: I am an area chair at EACL 2021. Please consider submitting!
- June 2020: Former student Simon Ostermann's PhD thesis is now availabe here.
- Spring 2020: I am an area chair at CoNLL, AACL-IJCNLP and EMNLP 2020.
- April 2020: Our paper submission to ACL 2020 got rejected.
- March 2020: I am part of the Steering Committee for SemEval 2021.
- February 2020: Our paper on edits in wikiHow has been accepted at LREC!
- February 2020: I am a standing reviewer for Computational Linguistics.
Since March 2019, I am leading a DFG Emmy Noether research group at the IMS. I am also associated with the SFB 1102 at Saarland University. Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Manfred Pinkal and as a DFG research fellow with Prof. Mirella Lapata and Prof. Dan Roth.
The overarching goal of my research is to develop computational models of language that can facilitate automatic text understanding beyond the sentence level. My recent work has focused on story and script understanding, discourse-level semantic role labelling, and modelling lexical relations using discourse cues.
I received a Ph.D. degree in Computational Linguistics from Heidelberg University and a M.Sc. in Language Science and Technology from Saarland University. After my Ph.D., I held research positions at Stuttgart University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Roth, M. and Upadhyay, S. (2019):
Combining discourse markers and cross-lingual embeddings for synonym-antonym classification. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT), Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2-9 June 2019, to appear. [ bib ]
Kamper, H. and Roth, M. (2018):
Visually grounded cross-lingual keyword spotting in speech. The 6th International Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced Languages (SLTU 2018), Gurugram, India, 29-31 August 2018. [ bib | .pdf ]
Ostermann, S., Roth, M., Modi, A., Thater, S., and Pinkal, M. (2018):
Semeval-2018 task 11: Machine comprehension using commonsense knowledge. Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2018), New Orleans, Louisana, USA, 5-6 June 2018, pp. 747-757. [ bib | .pdf | codalab ]
Khashabi, D., Chaturvedi, S., Roth, M., Upadhyay, S., and Roth, D. (2018):
Looking beyond the surface: A challenge set for reading comprehension over multiple sentences. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT), New Orleans, Louisana, USA, 1-6 June 2018, pp. 252-262. [ bib | .pdf | data ]
Ostermann, S., Modi, A., Roth, M., Thater, S., and Pinkal, M. (2018):
MCScript: A novel dataset for assessing machine comprehension using script knowledge. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), Miyazaki, Japan, 7-12 May 2018, pp. 3567-3574. [ bib | .pdf | data ]
Mostafazadeh, N., Roth, M., Louis, A., Chambers, N., and Allen, J. (2017):
LSDSem 2017 shared task: The story cloze test. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Linking Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics, Valencia, Spain, April, pp. 46-51. [ bib | .pdf ]
Roth, M. (2017):
Role semantics for better models of implicit discourse relations. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), Montpellier, France, 19-22 September 2017. [ bib | .pdf ]
Ostermann, S., Roth, M., Thater, S., and Pinkal, M. (2017):
Aligning script events with narrative texts. Proceedings of the 6th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), Vancouver, Canada, 3-4 August 2017, pp. 128-134. [ bib | .pdf ]
Diamantopoulos, T., Roth, M., Symeonidis, A., and Klein, E. (2017):
Software requirements as an application domain for natural language processing. Language Resources and Evaluation, 51, 495-524. [ bib | http ]
Roth, M. (2016):
Improving frame semantic parsing via dependency path embeddings. Book of Abstracts of the 9th International Conference on Construction Grammar, Juiz de Fora, Brazil, October, pp. 165-167. [ bib | http ]
Roth, M. and Lapata, M. (2016):
Neural semantic role labeling with dependency path embeddings. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers), Berlin, Germany, August, pp. 1192-1202. [ bib | http ]
Louis, A., Roth, M., Webber, B., White, M., and Zettlemoyer, L. (eds.):
(2016) Proceedings of the Workshop on Uphill Battles in Language Processing: Scaling Early Achievements to Robust Methods. [ bib | http ]
Roth, M. and Klein, E. (2015):
Parsing software requirements with an ontology-based semantic role labeler. Proceedings of the IWCS Workshop Language and Ontologies, London, United Kingdom, 14 April, pp. 14-21. [ bib | .pdf ]
Roth, M., Diamantopoulos, T., Klein, E., and Symeonidis, A. (2014):
Software requirements: A new domain for semantic parsers. Proceedings of the ACL 2014 Workshop on Semantic Parsing (SP14), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 26 June, pp. 50-54. [ bib | .pdf | data ]
Roth, M. and Woodsend, K. (2014):
Composition of word representations improves semantic role labelling. Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Doha, Qatar, 25-29 October, pp. 407-413. [ bib | .pdf | code ]
Roth, M. and Schulte im Walde, S. (2014):
Combining word patterns and discourse markers for paradigmatic relation classification. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Volume 2, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 22-27 June, pp. 524-530. [ bib | .pdf ]
Roth, M. and Frank, A. (2013):
Automatically identifying implicit arguments to improve argument linking and coherence modeling. Proceedings of the Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 13-14 June, pp. 306-316. [ bib | .pdf | data ]
Moor, T., Roth, M., and Frank, A. (2013):
Predicate-specific annotations for implicit role binding: Corpus annotation, data analysis and evaluation experiments. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), Potsdam, Germany, 19-22 March, pp. 369-375. [ bib | .pdf | data ]
Roth, M. and Frank, A. (2012):
Aligning predicates across monolingual comparable texts using graph-based clustering. Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP), Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 12-14 July, pp. 171-182. [ bib | .pdf | data ]
Roth, M. and Frank, A. (2012):
Aligning predicate argument structures in monolingual comparable texts: A new corpus for a new task. Proceedings of the First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), Montréal, Canada, 7-8 June, pp. 218-227. [ bib | .pdf | data | annotation guidelines ]
Schuldes, S., Boland, K., Roth, M., Strube, M., Kroemker, S., and Frank, A. (2011):
Modeling spatial knowledge for generating verbal and visual route directions. Proceedings of the 15th Annual KES Conference, Part IV, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 12-14 September, pp. 366-377. [ bib ]
Roth, M. and Frank, A. (2010):
Computing em-based alignments of routes and route directions as a basis for natural language generation. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), Beijing, China, 23-27 August, pp. 958-966. [ bib | .pdf ]
Schuldes, S., Roth, M., Frank, A., and Strube, M. (2009):
Creating an annotated corpus for generating walking directions. Proceedings of the ACL-IJCNLP'09 Workshop on Language Generation and Summarisation (UCNLG+Sum), Singapore, 6 August, pp. 72-76. [ bib | .pdf | data ]
Roth, M. and Frank, A. (2009):
A NLG-based application for walking directions. Companion Volume to the Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP), Singapore, 2-7 August, pp. 37-40. [ bib | .pdf ]
Roth, M. (2008):
Representing framenet in semantic spaces. Master's thesis, Saarland University, Germany. [ bib ]
Pennacchiotti, M., Cao, D. D., Basili, R., Croce, D., and Roth, M. (2008):
Automatic induction of framenet lexical units. Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 25-27 October, pp. 457-465. [ bib | .pdf ]
Roth, M. and Schulte im Walde, S. (2008):
Corpus co-occurrence and dictionary and wikipedia entries as resources for semantic relatedness information. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Marrakech, Morocco, 28-30 May, pp. 1852-1859. [ bib | .pdf ]
Mukherjee, S., Fradkin, D., and Roth, M. (2008):
Classifying spend transactions with off-the-shelf learning components. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Tools in Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), Dayton, Ohio, USA, 3-5 November, pp. 53-60. [ bib ]
Schulte im Walde, S., Melinger, A., Roth, M., and Weber, A. (2008):
An Empirical Characterisation of Response Types in German Association Norms. Research on Language and Computation, vol. 6, pp. 205-238, DOI 10.1007/s11168-008-9048-4. [ bib ]