Personal Information:

Name:Prof. Dr. Melanie Siegel
Born:13.10.1965 in Halle/Westf., Germany


1972-1976Primary school in Halle/Westf.
1976-1985Grammar school in Halle/Westf. - Abitur
1985-1986German studies, history and sociology,University of Bielefeld
1986-1991Linguistics, literature and history
1991Magister Artium in Bielefeld (Prof.Dr.D.Metzing). The title of the thesis is: "Aspekte der Generierung japanischer Wegbeschreibungen" (Aspects of generation of Japanese route descriptions).
1996Ph.D. in Linguistics in Bielefeld(Prof.Dr.D.Metzing). The title of the thesis is: "Die maschinelle Übersetzung aufgabenorientierter japanisch-deutscher Dialoge. Lösungen für Translation Mismatches." (The machine translation of task-oriented Japanese German dialogues. Solutions for translation mismatches.)
2007Habilitation in Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, Bielefeld. The title of the thesis is: " JACY - A Grammar for Annotating Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Written and Spoken Japanese for NLP Application Purposes."

Stays Abroad:

April 1988 -February 1989Japanese language studies at the ReitakuUniversity in Kashiwa-Shi.
August 1992 -September 1992Two months research in Japan, founded by the Japan Foundation.
July 2001 - August 2001Project work at YY Technologies, Mountain View, California.
November 2004 - December 2004Two months collaborative research at NTT,Kyoto, Japan.

Professional Career:

Since 2012Professor for Information Science at Hochschule Darmstadt
2006 - 2012Computational Linguist at Acrolinx.
2006Deputy Director Japan for the International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research organizing research cooperation initiatives between Germany and Japan
2004 - 2006Senior researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrücken, Projects SmartWeb, "Mobile Broadband Access to the Semantic Web", MAJO, "Multiple-Purpose Applied Japanese Open-Source Grammar Project" and,ACRO-CHECK (Style checking for technical documentation).
2002 - 2004Acquisition and coordination of,the project 'DeepThought', Hybrid Deep and Shallow Methods for Knowledge-Intensive Information Extraction, Saarland University. Local Project leading (3 researchers, 5 student assistants) and international coordination (6 international partner institutions).
2001 - 2002Acquisition and coordination of the project 'JACY' (HPSG for Japanese in an automatic email response application), industrial project for YY Technologies, Mountain View, CA. DFKI Saarbrücken
2000 - 2001Senior Researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrücken, Projects 'Whiteboard' (shallow and deep processing) and 'Skate' (Grammar Checking).
1997 - 2000Project 'VERBMOBIL', Japanese syntactic processing, Saarland University. Acquisition and project leading.
1995 - 1996Project 'VERBMOBIL', Japanese syntactic processing, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrücken
1993 - 1994Project 'VERBMOBIL', pre-studies for the Japanese language processing in Bielefeld. Acquisition and project leading.
1992 - 1993Research assistant at the faculty of linguistics and literature of the University of Bielefeld(teaching)

Language Skills:

German (native), English, Japanese, French, Latin.

Invited Talks
Feb. 2000: Invited talk, Tsujii Laboratory at Tokyo University ., "Particles in an HPSG for Japanese Spoken Language".

Apr. 2000: Invited talk, CSLI , "Particles in an HPSG for Japanese Spoken Language".

Oct. 2002: Invited talk, CMU Pittsburgh, ""HPSG Processing of Japanese".

Jun. 2004: Invited talk, NTT Research, Japan, "JACY: A Japanese HPSG in a multilingual and application-oriented context" und "The "Heart of Gold" core architecture for hybrid language processing in the "DeepThought" project.

Aug. 2004: Invited talk, NTNU Trondheim: JACY and the Heart of Gold.

Nov. 2004: Invited talk, NTT research, Japan, "JACY".

Dec. 2004: Invited talk, Tokyo University, Japan, "HPSG Processing of Japanese".

Dec. 2004: Invited talk, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, "HPSG Processing of Japanese".

Ded. 2004: Invited talk, Kobe Shoin Women's University, Japan, "Implementing the Syntax of Japanese Numeral Classifiers".

Aug. 2008: Panel "Learning updated information about European localization and the near future of European TC.", JTCA, Tokyo.

Aug. 2008: Panel "Localization for Japan", tekom Frühjahrstagung, Wiesbaden.

Sept. 2011: Invited talk, W3C days Berlin.

Feb. 2013: TC-World 2013, Bangalore, talks "Supporting the Authoring Process with Linguistic Software" and "Using Machine Translation in Technical Documentation"

Mar. 2015: Talk, "Die Implementierung japanischer Sprache in Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) und was wir damit gemacht haben." Darmstädter Ontologenkreis.

Sept. 2015: Talk at "tekom-Regionalgruppe Hannover": "Autorentools für die technische Dokumentation".

Jul. 2016: Talk, "Regelbasierte semantische Analyse und ihre Anwendungen", Ernst-Schröder-Zentrum Darmstadt.

Nov. 2016: Talk "Automatische Erkennung von Trends Sprachtechnologische Auswertung von Twitter-Daten zu Politikerinnen und Politikern", DGI-Praxistage.
Nov. 2016: Publishing Trends of the Future –Consequences for Research Outputs and Measures of Impact. Buchmesse Frankfurt

May 2017:Talk at HAW Hamburg, "Wie gefälschte Meinungsäußerungen mittels Sentimentanalyse entlarvt werden können", Ringvorlesung "Digitale Information und Manipulation"

Jul. 2017:7. Potsdamer i-science-Tag: "Erkennung von gekauften Meinungsäußerungen in Consumer-Portalen"
Programm Committees, Reviews
1999 8th International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI 99)

20029th International Conference on HPSG

2003 IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing

2003 The First International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2004)

2003 International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2004)

2004 Journal of Natural Language Engineering

2004 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 04)

2004 TMI-2004 - The 10th International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation

2004 Special Issue of the Journal of Computer Speech and Language on Multiword Expressions

2005 2nd ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on The Linguistic Dimensions of Prepositions and their Use in Computational Linguistics Formalisms and Applications

2005 Second International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing IJCNLP 05

2007 Brain and Language (Elsevier)

2009 EACL 2009

2011 LREC 2012

2012 PACLIC 2012

2013 PACLIC 2013

2013 PATHOS 2013

2014 LREC 2014

2014 PACLIC 2014

2016 LREC 2016