I am a PostDoc in the working group of Miriam Butt, Department of Linguistics, and PI in (and coordinator of) ADD-up, an international research project on augmenting deliberative democracy, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation from 2017 to 2020.

06/18: New Konstanzia Fellow
I'm thrilled to have been selected as Konstanzia Fellow by the Office for Equal Opportunity, Family Affairs and Diversity. My mentor in the next eighteen months will be PD Dr. Katarzyna Budzynska from ARG-tech, University of Dundee, and the Polish Academy of Sciences and we will particularly work on computational ethos, an area in Artificial Intelligence she recently established.

04/18: Article published in 'Digital Scholarship in the Humanities'
Our paper `Visual linguistic analysis of political discussions: Measuring deliberative quality' reports on some VisArgue results and is now published here.

03/18: VisLR III proceedings now online
The proceedings of the VisLR workshop at LREC 2018 are now online here!

01/18: LREC workshop paper accepted
Working together with the economics department at Konstanz, our paper `CoUSBi: A Structured and Visualized Legal Corpus of US State Bills' was accepted in the Workshop on Language Resources and Technologies for the Legal Knowledge Graph. Authors are Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli, Leo Vrana, Vigile Marie Fabella, Luna Bellani and Annette Hautli-Janisz.

12/17: LREC paper accepted
As a result of the work in FOR2011, ''A Multilingual Approach to Question Classification'' was accepted at LREC 2018 in Japan. Authors are: Aikaterini-Lida Kalouli, Katharina Kaiser, Annette Hautli-Janisz, Georg A. Kaiser and Miriam Butt.

11/17: CfP for VisLR III is out
The third edition of the VisLR workshop was accepted at LREC 2018 - for more information see vislr.dbvis.de. The deadline is January 12, 2018. Looking forward to your contributions!

10/17: Argument technology with ARG-tech and the BBC
I was part of the Argument Analytics Team that analyzed BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze on Abortion on Oct 11 2017 and BBC2's Special: Abortion on Trial on October 14. bbc.arg.tech gives more information on the project, for a look behind the scenes go here.

09/17: DGfS 2018 workshop program
The program for our workshop "Why Indeed? Questions at the Interface of Theoretical and Computational Linguistics", held from March 7 - 9 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany, is out!

08/17: Argument & Computation paper out
Mennatallah El-Assady and me analyze rhetorical strategies in German argumentative dialogs -- the paper can be found here.

07/17: ACL demo paper paper out
We present the first web-based Visual Analytics framework for the analysis of multi-party discourse data -- the paper is here.

12/16: VolkswagenStiftung "International Research in Computational Social Sciences" bid successful
Together with my PostDoc co-applicants Valentin Gold (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Brian Plüss (University of Dundee, Scotland), we got funding for our project "Augmented Deliberative Democracy (ADD-up): Computational Enhancement of Large-scale Public Arbitrations in Real Time", running from 2017 to 2020. See http://arg.tech/add-up for more information.