TTLab – Text Technology Lab

The TTLab (Text Technology Lab), headed by Prof. Alexander Mehler, is part of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics (Fachbereich Informatik und Mathematik) at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. It investigates formal, algorithmic models to deepen our understanding of information processing in the humanities. We examine diachronic, time-dependent as well as synchronic aspects of processing linguistic and non-linguistic, multimodal signs. The Lab works across several disciplines to bridge between computer science on the one hand and corpus-based research in the humanities on the other. To this end, we develop information models and algorithms for the analysis of texts, images, and other objects relevant to research in the humanities.

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Video of VAnnotatoR Demonstration: A framework for generating multimodal hypertexts and for linguistic and multimodal annotation [1]

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Video of resources2city Explorer Demonstration: A System for Generating Interactive Walkable Virtual Cities out of File Systems [3]

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Split screen video of resources2city Explorer Demonstration: A System for Generating Interactive Walkable Virtual Cities out of File Systems [5]

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[1] G. A. Christian Spiekermann and A. Mehler, Video of VAnnotatoR Demonstration: A framework for generating multimodal hypertexts and for linguistic and multimodal annotation., 2018. Watch on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBUg8mHT0iI; downloaded on 29.08.2018
[BibTeX]
@misc{Spiekermann:Abrami:Mehler:2018:Y,
      author = "Christian Spiekermann, Giuseppe Abrami and Alexander Mehler",
      title = "Video of VAnnotatoR Demonstration: A framework for generating multimodal hypertexts and for linguistic and multimodal annotation.",
      year = "2018",
      howpublished = "Youtube",
      note = "Watch on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBUg8mHT0iI; downloaded on 29.08.2018",
      url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBUg8mHT0iI}
}
[2] [pdf] C. Spiekermann, G. Abrami, and A. Mehler, “VAnnotatoR: a Gesture-driven Annotation Framework for Linguistic and Multimodal Annotation,” in Proceedings of the Annotation, Recognition and Evaluation of Actions (AREA 2018) Workshop, 2018.
[BibTeX]
@InProceedings{Spiekerman:Abrami:Mehler:2018,
  Author         = {Christian Spiekermann and Giuseppe Abrami and
                   Alexander Mehler},
  Title          = {{VAnnotatoR}: a Gesture-driven Annotation Framework
                   for Linguistic and Multimodal Annotation},
  BookTitle      = {Proceedings of the Annotation, Recognition and
                   Evaluation of Actions (AREA 2018) Workshop},
  Series         = {AREA},
  location       = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  pdf            = {https://www.texttechnologylab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/VAnnotatoR.pdf},
  year           = 2018
}
[3] A. M. Attila Kett Giuseppe Abrami and C. Spiekermann, Video of resources2city Explorer Demonstration: A System for Generating Interactive Walkable Virtual Cities out of File Systems., 2018. Watch on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRFAfBgRgmw; downloaded on 29.08.2018
[BibTeX]
@misc{Kett:Abrami:Mehler:Spiekermann:2018a:Y,
  author       = "Attila Kett, Giuseppe Abrami, Alexander Mehler and Christian Spiekermann",
  title        = "Video of resources2city Explorer Demonstration: A System for Generating Interactive Walkable Virtual Cities out of File Systems.",
  year         = "2018",
  howpublished = "Youtube",
  note         = "Watch on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRFAfBgRgmw; downloaded on 29.08.2018",
  url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRFAfBgRgmw}
}
[4] A. Kett, G. Abrami, A. Mehler, and C. Spiekermann, “Resources2City Explorer: A System for Generating Interactive Walkable Virtual Cities out of File Systems,” in Proceedings of the 31st ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, 2018.
[BibTeX]
@InProceedings{Kett:et:al:2018,
  Author = {Attila Kett and Giuseppe Abrami and Alexander Mehler and Christian Spiekermann},
  Title = {{Resources2City Explorer}: A System for Generating Interactive Walkable Virtual Cities out of File Systems},
  BookTitle = {Proceedings of the 31st ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium},
        poster = {https://www.texttechnologylab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/UIST2018Final.pdf},
  location = {Berlin, Germany},
  abstract = {We present Resources2City Explorer (R2CE), a tool for representing file systems as interactive, walkable virtual cities. R2CE visualizes file systems based on concepts of spatial, 3D information processing. For this purpose, it extends the range of functions of conventional file browsers considerably. Visual elements in a city generated by R2CE represent (relations of) objects of the underlying file system. The paper describes the functional spectrum of R2CE and illustrates it by visualizing a sample of 940 files.},
  year = 2018
}
[5] A. M. Attila Kett Giuseppe Abrami and C. Spiekermann, Split screen video of resources2city Explorer Demonstration: A System for Generating Interactive Walkable Virtual Cities out of File Systems, 2018. Watch on Youtube with split screen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZg8zNujQ5Q; downloaded on 29.08.2018
[BibTeX]
@misc{Kett:Abrami:Mehler:Spiekermann:2018b:Y,
  author       = "Attila Kett, Giuseppe Abrami, Alexander Mehler and Christian Spiekermann",
  title        = "Split screen video of resources2city Explorer Demonstration: A System for Generating Interactive Walkable Virtual Cities out of File Systems",
  year         = "2018",
  howpublished = "Youtube",
  note         = "Watch on Youtube with split screen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZg8zNujQ5Q; downloaded on 29.08.2018",
  url = {https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZg8zNujQ5Q}
}

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CompHistSem
Homepage: Computational Historical Semantics
Supported by: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award, BMBF, LOEWE
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Bernhard Jussen
Duration: Since 2013 – 2016
WikiNect: kinetische Mesuemswikis
Homepage: WikiNect
Supported by: Förderfonds Lehre
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Andy Lücking
Duration: 2012 – 2015
Pilotprojekt 1: Academic Trails in Multimedia Spaces
Homepage: Academic Trails in Multimedia Spaces
Supported by: BMBF
Managed by: Anne Bohnenkamp-Renken, Alexander Mehler
Duration: May to October 2015
Pilotprojekt 2: Historische Semantik, Kookkurrenzanalyse und Kollationierung
Homepage: Historische Semantik, Kookkurrenzanalyse und Kollationierung
Supported by: BMBF
Managed by: Bernhard Jussen, Alexander Mehler
Duration: January to October 2015
Corpusmanagement: Historische Semantik
Supported by: Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz (LOEWE)
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Bernhard Jussen
Duration: 2011-2013
Corpusmanagement: Hofmannsthal-Ausgabe und Faust-Illustration
Supported by: Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz (LOEWE)
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Anne Bohnenkamp-Renken
Duration: 2011-2013
Corpusmanagement: Parallelkorpora und sprachliche Beziehungen
Supported by: Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz (LOEWE)
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Jost Gippert
Duration: 2011-2013
Corpusmanagement: Historisch-kritische Apparate
Supported by: Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz (LOEWE)
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Jost Gippert
Duration: 2011-2013
Sprachliche Netzwerke: texttechnologische Repräsentation, computerlinguistische Synthese und physikalische Modellierung
Homepage: Linguistic Networks
Supported by: BMBF – Förderschwerpunkt Wechselwirkungen zwischen Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Philippe Blanchard, Barbara Job, Hans-Jürgen Eikmeyer
Duration: 2008-2011
Automatische Anreicherung von OAI-Metadaten mit Hilfe computerlinguistischer Verfahren und Entwicklung von Services für die inhaltsorientierte Vernetzung von Repositorien
Supported by: DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm Literaturversorgungs- und Informationssysteme
Managed by: Michael Höppner, Alexander Mehler, Gerhard Heyer
Duration: 2009-2011
Knowledge Enhanced Embodied Cognitive Interaction Technologies (Know CIT)
Supported by: Excellence Cluster 277 Cognitive Interaction Technology
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Ipke Wachsmuth
Duration: 2008-2011
Entwicklung, Erprobung und Evaluation eines Softwaresystems von inhaltsorientierten P2P-Agenten für die thematische Strukturierung und Suchoptimierung in digitalen Bibliotheken
Supported by: DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm Literaturversorgungs- und Informationssysteme
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Gerhard Heyer
Duration: 2007-2009
Multimodal alignment corpora: statistical modeling and information management
Homepage: X1: Multimodal alignment corpora
Supported by: Sonderforschungsbereichs 673 Alignment in Communication
Managed by: Alexander Mehler, Hannes Rieser, Hans-Jürgen Eikmeyer
Duration: 2006-2010
Dialogue games and group dynamics
Homepage: A3: Dialogue games and group dynamics
Supported by: Sonderforschungsbereichs 673 Alignment in Communication
Managed by: Gerhard Jäger, Alexander Mehler
Duration: 2006-2010
Induktion von Dokumentgrammatiken zur Repräsentation logischer Hypertext-Dokumentstrukturen
Homepage: DFG-Research Group Text Technological Modelling of Information
Supported by: DFG-Projekt innerhalb der Forschergruppe 437 Texttechnologische Informationsmodellierung
Managed by: Alexander Mehler
Duration: 2005-2008