Univ.-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Roth

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Professorship for Digital Text Sciences at the Faculty of Computer Science and the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies

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Curriculum Vitae:

2004-2008 BSc Computer Linguistics, Saarland University
2006 Study visit, University of Edinburgh
2008-2010 MSc Language Science and Technology, Saarland University
2009-2011 Research internships, Xerox Research Center Europe (Grenoble) and Google Research (Zurich)
2011-2014 Google Europe Doctoral Fellowship in Natural Language Processing
2014 Doctorate in Computer Science (Dr.-Ing.), Saarland University
2014-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2016-2018 Substitute Professor for Computational Linguistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
2018-2020 Temporary Academic Council, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
since September 2020 Professor of Digital Text Studies at the Institute for European and Comparative Linguistics and Literature and in the Data Mining research group at the University of Vienna


Research areas:

* Extraction of knowledge from text with deep learning and statistical methods
* Interdisciplinary applications of natural language processing
* Knowledge-supervised learning and weak supervision
* Learning from combinations of structured and unstructured data (e.g., graphs and text)
* Explainability of neural network-based models for natural language processing

"With my research, I am helping computers to better understand, analyze and generate language. This will change the way we search for information, for example: We will be able to ask increasingly complex questions to computers that support us, and intelligent algorithms will analyze, understand and answer these questions." (Benjamin Roth)