Projects I have worked on

CLARIN-D

Full name:
Common language resources and technology infrastructure
Duration:
2014 - 2016.
Funded by:
Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).
Position:
Project management.
Affiliation:
Lehrstuhl Grundlagen der Computerlinguistik of Insitut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung headed by Jonas Kuhn (Universität Stuttgart).
Description:
Entwicklung und Bereitstellung einer Forschungsdateninfrastruktur für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften.
Publications:
-
More information:
Webpage

SentiParse

Full name:
Structurally informed methods for improved sentiment analysis
Duration:
2012 - 2016.
Funded by:
Nuance Foundation.
Position:
PhD student.
Affiliation:
Lehrstuhl Grundlagen der Computerlinguistik of Insitut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung headed by Jonas Kuhn (Universität Stuttgart).
Description:
Addressing complex verbalizations of opinions (e.g., comparisons) with structural information from the sentence context or other forms of context.
Publications:
Kessler and Kuhn (2013), Kessler and Kuhn (2014a), Kessler (2014), Kessler and Kuhn (2014b), Kessler and Kuhn (2015), Kessler, Klinger and Kuhn (2015)
More information:
Webpage at Nuance Foundation

SFB 732 D7

Full name:
SFB Incremental Specification in Context - Project D7 Contextual Sentiment Analysis
Duration:
2010 - 2014.
Funded by:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Position:
PhD student.
Affiliation:
Lehrstuhl Theoretische Computerlinguistik of Insitut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung headed by Hinrich Schütze (Universität Stuttgart).
Description:
Context-dependent sentiment analysis. Context can be local (sentence-internal structure), global (document-internal, topical or cultural background) or cross-lingual.
Publications:
Kessler and Schütze (2012)
More information:
SFB Webpage, Project D7

FIRST

Full name:
Large scale information extraction and integration infrastructure for supporting financial decision making.
Duration:
2010 - 2013.
Funded by:
European Union Call FP7-ICT-2013-11 (EU).
Position:
Research assistent.
Affiliation:
Lehrstuhl Wirtschaftsinformatik 2 headed by Stefan Kirn (Universität Hohenheim).
Description:
Development of an information extraction, information integration and decision making infrastructure for information management in the financial domain. Ontology-based information extraction and sentiment classification for forum posts and tweets about stocks.
Publications:
Klein et al. (2011)
More information:
Project webpage, Webpage at WI2

SCRM-I

Full name:
Social CRM-Intelligence
Duration:
2010 - 2012.
Funded by:
Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).
Position:
Research assistent.
Affiliation:
Lehrstuhl Wirtschaftsinformatik 2 headed by Stefan Kirn (Universität Hohenheim).
Description:
Development of services to extend existing customer relationship management software with text mining technologies. Ontology-based sentiment analysis of social media data.
Publications:
-
More information:
Project webpage, Webpage at WI2

ProBauDok

Full name:
Kooperatives, semantisch sensitives Dokumentenmanagement in industriellen Bauprojekten
Duration:
2009 - 2012.
Funded by:
Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF).
Position:
Research assistent.
Affiliation:
Lehrstuhl Wirtschaftsinformatik 2 headed by Stefan Kirn (Universität Hohenheim).
Description:
Creation of an architecture for a document management system based on semantic web technology and multi agent systems. Information extraction from documents into an ontology. Development of a prototype system in the domain of construction.
Publications:
Leukel et al. (2011)
More information:
Webpage at WI2

SüKRE

Full name:
SemiÜberwachte KoReferenzErkennung
Duration:
2009 - 2011.
Funded by:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Position:
Student researcher (supervised by Andre Burkovski).
Affiliation:
Arbeitsgruppe Intelligente Systeme at the Institut für Visualisierung und Interaktive Systeme headed by Gunther Heidemann (Universität Stuttgart).
Description:
Machine learning for coreference resolution in natural language texts. Development of a visualization based on self-organizing maps to aid in data annotation and feature engineering.
Publications:
Kobdani et al. (2010), Kessler (2010), Burkovski et al. (2011)
More information:
Webpage at VIS

PATRILEX

Full name:
PATRILEX HUM2005-07260.
Duration:
2006 - 2008.
Funded by:
Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología (CICYT).
Position:
Student researcher.
Affiliation:
Grupo de Validación y Aplicaciones Industriales headed by Jesús Cardeñosa Lera (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).
Description:
Definition of a methodology and the development of tools to support the creation of multilingual lexical resources. Implementation of a multilingual information retrieval application that uses these resources. Resources are created for the domain of cultural heritage and for the languages Spanish, English, Russian and Arabic.
Publications:
Kessler (2008)
More information:
Webpage at VAI