Apl. Prof. Dr.

Sabine Schulte im Walde

Lecturer (Associate/Adjunct Professor)
Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Foundations of Computational Linguistics

Contact

+49 711 685-84584

Website

Pfaffenwaldring 5 b
70569 Stuttgart
Deutschland
Room: 02.005

Subject

My work applies data-intensive, statistical methods to linguistic questions, with a focus on the syntax-semantics interface and lexical-semantic phenomena. As a main challenge I consider the linguistic and cognitive plausibility of the approaches with respect to the tasks.

The topics of my research include

  • corpus-based lexical acquisition 
       and its application to lexicography, machine translation and terminology extraction;
  • automatic induction of semantic classifications and semantic relations,
  • compositionality and meaning shifts of multi-word expressions,
  • synchronic and diachronic ambiguity and non-literal language usage;
  • evaluation of corpus-based semantic knowledge; and
  • cognitive explorations of semantic relatedness.

I am affiliated with the Chair on Foundations of Computational Linguistics, headed by Prof. Jonas Kuhn. For details on my research and my teaching check out my personal homepage and my project pages (see below).

since 01/2019:
Apl. Professor (Associate/Adjunct Professor), University of Stuttgart, Institute for Natural Language Processing
since 06/2012:
Akademische Rätin (Associate Professor), University of Stuttgart, Institute for Natural Language Processing
10/2011 - 12/2016:
Heisenberg Fellow, University of Stuttgart, Institute for Natural Language Processing
09/2010 - 09/2011:
Parental Leave
10/2006 - 09/2011:
Post-Doc in Computational Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, Institute for Natural Language Processing
Collaborative Research Centre 732 "Incremental Specification in Context"
Project: Modular Lexicalisation of Probabilistic Context-Free Grammars
07/2008 - 07/2009:
Parental Leave
06/2009:
Habilitation, Saarland University, Faculty of Philosophy
Thesis: Theoretical Adequacy, Human Data and Classification Approaches in Modelling Word Properties, Word Relatedness and Word Classes
04/2004 - 09/2006:
Post-Doc in Computational Linguistics, Saarland University, Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
International Graduate School Saarbrücken / Edinburgh "Language Technology and Cognitive Systems"
04/2004 - 12/2004:
Freelancer Language Technology, Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH
09/2003 - 03/2004:
Product Manager Language Technology, Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH
08/2000 - 07/2003:
PhD in Computational Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, Institute for Natural Language Processing
Graduate School 609 "Linguistic Representations and their Interpretation"
Thesis: Experiments on the Automatic Induction of German Semantic Verb Classes
10/2001 - 11/2001:
Collaboration with Bibliographisches Institut & F.A. Brockhaus AG
Project: Comparison of Lexical Verb Entries
04/1999 - 07/2000:
Researcher, University of Stuttgart, Institute for Natural Language Processing
Collaborative Research Centre 340 "Linguistic Theory and the Foundations of Computational Linguistics"
Project: Statistical Grammar Models and Lexicon Acquisition
10/1993 - 12/1998:
Diploma in Computational Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, Institute for Natural Language Processing
Thesis: Automatic Semantic Classification of Verbs According to their Alternation Behaviour
10/1996 - 09/1997:
MSc-Program in Cognitive Science and Natural Language, University of Edinburgh, Centre for Cognitive Science
Thesis (Studienarbeit): Resolving Bridging Descriptions in High-Dimensional Space
08/1990 - 07/1993:
Dual Studies in Computer Science for Industrial Requirements, Berufsakademie Emsland e.V. in cooperation with Deilmann Erdöl Erdgas GmbH
Thesis: Entwicklung eines Informationssystems zur Verwaltung und Überwachung der EDV-technischen Einrichtungen der Deilmann Erdöl Erdgas GmbH
08/1983 - 07/1990:
Gymnasium Georgianum, Lingen (Ems)
10/2015-06/2018 Principal Investigator, DFG SFB 732/D11 (taken over from Lonneke van der Plas)
Collaborative Research Centre 732 "Incremental Specification in Context"
Project: A Crosslingual Approach to the Analysis of Compound Nouns

07/2014-06/2018 Principal Investigator, DFG SFB 732/D12
Collaborative Research Centre 732 "Incremental Specification in Context"
Project: Sense Discrimination and Regular Meaning Shifts of German Particle Verbs

07/2014-06/2018 Director of the Integrated Research Training Group, DFG SFB 732/MGK
Collaborative Research Centre 732 "Incremental Specification in Context"

11/2011-02/2017 Principal Investigator, DFG Research Grant SCHU 2580/2
Project: Distributional Approaches to Semantic Relatedness

10/2011-06/2014 Principal Investigator, DFG SFB 732/D6 (taken over from Sebastian Padó)
Collaborative Research Centre 732 "Incremental Specification in Context"
Project: Lexical-Semantic Factors in Event Interpretation

10/2011-12/2016 DFG Heisenberg Fellowship SCHU 2580/1
Project Group: Distributional Approaches to Semantic Relatedness

08/2000-07/2003     DFG Doctoral Scholarship
Graduate School 609 "Linguistic Representations and their Interpretation"

 

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