About

topera

As of September 2018, I’m coordinator at the department of computer science at the University of Tübingen.

Before that, I was postdoc researcher in project A02 of the CRC991 at the University of Düsseldorf. Furthermore, I had been coordinating the new Bachelor in Computational Linguistics at the department for computational linguistics. Before that, I was a member of Laura Kallmeyer’s Emmy Noether project at the University of Tübingen.

Research interests

My research is concerned with various aspects of natural language processing and grammar theory:

  • grammar formalisms (Tree Adjoining Grammar)
  • grammar engineering (metagrammars; feature logics and description systems; lexical encoding formats; cloud-based implementation)
  • syntax-semantics interface (valency; modification; secondary predication; idiomaticity)
  • frame semantics
  • phenomena (multi-word expressions; secondary predicates; coherent constructions; ellipsis; negative polarity)
  • incremental parsing
  • corpus linguistics (identification of multi-word expressions)

Other activities