I am a research fellow at the University of Cologne (Germany).
Before returning to Cologne, where I previously worked from 2010 to 2013, I spent three years at Saarland University (Germany) two of them in a joint appointment with the German Research Center for Articial Intelligence (DFKI).
I received my PhD from Saarland University with a thesis on computational methods to study varieties of pluricentric languages. I have degrees in Information Systems (B.Sc.), Translation Studies (Pg.Dip.), and Natural Language Processing (M.A.). The latter obtained from the University of Wolverhampton (UK).
I am interested in studying language using empirical and computational methods, and corpora. I also work on the compilation of language resources such as corpora, word lists, etc. You can find a list of my publications here.
I served as program committee member and reviewer for several international workshops and conferences. I am one of the organizers of the series of workshops on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects (VarDial). Past editions were VarDial 2017 at EACL, VarDial 2016 at COLING, LT4VarDial 2015 at RANLP, and VarDial 2014 at COLING. I co-edited a volume on Non-standard Data Sources in Corpus-based Research.
Conferences: ACL 2017, EMNLP 2017, CONLL 2017, AIST 2017, GSCL 2017, EMNLP 2016, AIST 2016, AIST 2015
Workshops: Stylistic Variation 2017 at EMNLP, NLPMJ 2017 at EMNLP, BEA 2017 at EMNLP, NLP-TEA 2017 at IJCNLP, TIAD 2017 at LDK, BEA 2016 at NAACL, NLP-TEA 2016 at COLING, NLPMJ 2016 at IJCAI, NLP4TM 2016 at LREC, BEA 2015 at NAACL, NLP-TEA 2015 at ACL, NLP4TM 2015 at RANLP, BEA 2014 at ACL, NLP-TEA 2014 at ICCE
Journal: International Journal of Computer Science: Theory and Application (ORB Publishing)
Workshops: SemEval 2016 at NAACL, SemEval 2015 at NAACL
Journals: Language Resources and Evaluation (Springer), Machine Translation (Springer), Information Processing and Management (Elsevier), Neural Network World (Czech Technical University)