EVALUATION METRICS FOR VISUAL ANALYTICS IN LINGUISTICS
Currently, I am working in a DFG-funded project called "Evaluation Metrics for Visual Analytics in Linguistics" which is embedded in the SFB/Transregio 161 "Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing". The overall aim of this project is to evaluate whether visual analytics represents a methodology that can yield improved results for linguistic research and to establish metrics for the evaluation of visual analytics within linguistics by conducting linguistically motivated case studies on historical data. More information can be found here or just visit our VISUAL COMPUTING BLOG for regular updates on our research!
VISUAL ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE CHANGE AND USE PATTERNS
I was part of a DFG-funded project on the visualization of language change and language use. The aim of this project was to combine new visualization methods from computer science with methods coming from historical and computational linguistics. Goal of the project was to push the state-of-the-art in linguistic data analysis on a qualitative as well as on a quantitative level. The project hereby focused on a diverse set of data and phenomena related to language change, language genealogy and variation in language across time in order to gain insight into relationships between complex data sets across time and across languages. More information can be found here.
I'm particulary interested in the diachronic interaction between word order and case. Previously, I computationally investigated the diachronic loss of the German genitive. Currently, I am working on the emergence of oblique subjects in various Indo-European languages using corpus linguistic methods as well as methods coming from the field of visual analysis.