Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992 – 1999
    Studies in Linguistics, English, History and Computer Science, University of Bielefeld, Germany

  • 1996 – 1997
    MSc Speech and Language Processing, University of Edinburgh, UK

  • 1999 – 2003
    PhD in Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK

  • 2003 – 2005
    Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, UK

  • 2005 – 2007
    Postoctoral Researcher, Tilburg University and National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands

  • 2007 – 2008
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Saarland University, Germany

  • 2008
    Replacement for professor of Computational Linguistics, Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 2008 – 2012
    Junior Research Group Leader, Cluster of Excellence "Multimodal Computing and Interaction", Saarland University, Germany

  • 2012 – 2015
    W2 Professor of Digital Humanities, Trier University, Germany

  • 2015
    Offers of W3 professorships at the Universities of Göttingen and Stuttgart, Germany

  • Since 2015
    W3 Professor of Digital Humanities, Göttingen University, Germany

Selected publications

  • Mariona Coll Ardanuy and Caroline Sporleder. Structure-based Clustering of Novels. In Third Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature (CLfL@EACL 2014). Gothenburg, Sweden, April 27, 2014.

  • Angeliki Lazaridou, Ivan Titov and Caroline Sporleder. A Bayesian Model for Joint Unsupervised Induction of Sentiment, Aspect and Discourse Representations. In Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4.9 2013, 1630-1639.

  • Philip Gorinski, Josef Ruppenhofer and Caroline Sporleder. "Towards Weakly Supervised Resolution of Null Instantiations." In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2013), Potsdam, March 19-22, 2013, pp. 119-130.

  • Josef Ruppenhofer, Russell Lee-Goldman, Caroline Sporleder, and Roser Morante. "Beyond sentence-level semantic role labeling: linking argument structures in discourse". Language Resources and Evaluation, November 2012.

  • Caroline Sporleder. "Natural Language Processing for Cultural Heritage Domains", Language and Linguistics Compass, Vol 4, Issue 9, September 2010, pp. 750-768, Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Linlin Li, Benjamin Roth and Caroline Sporleder. "Topic Models for Word Sense Disambiguation and Token-Based Idiom Detection", Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010), July 11-16, 2010, Uppsala, Sweden.

  • Linlin Li and Caroline Sporleder. "Classifier Combination for Contextual Idiom Detection Without Labelled Data". Proceedings of EMNLP 2009, Singapore, August 6-7, 2009.

  • Caroline Sporleder and Linlin Li. "Unsupervised Recognition of Literal and Non-Literal Use of Idiomatic Expressions". Proceedings of EACL 2009, Athens, Greece, March 30-April 3, 2009.

  • Caroline Sporleder and Alex Lascarides. "Using Automatically Labelled Examples to Classify Rhetorical Relations: An Assessment", Natural Language Engineering, Volume 14, Issue 03, July 2008, pp 369-416.

Selected projects

  • "Asymmetrical Encounters: E-Humanity Approaches to Reference Cultures in Europe, 1815 – 1992", funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) 2013 – 2016, with partners at the University of Utrecht and University College London.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board Leibniz Research Campus "Empirical Linguistics and Computational Language Modeling", Mannheim/Heidelberg, since 2015

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, BMBF-funded Digital Humanities Centre "eLabour", Göttingen University, since 2015

  • Member of Steering Committee NRP 75 "Big Data", Swiss National Science Foundation, since 2015

  • Board Member of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2012 – 2016

  • Editorial Board Member of the journals Computational Linguistics (2015 – 2017) and Linguistic Issues in Language Technology, since 2015


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