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.

News

  • Two presentations at MMSYM 2024

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    Alexander Mehler, Alexander Henlein and Andy Lücking will present work on “Virtually Restricting Modalities in Interactions: Va.Si.Li-Lab for Experimental Multimodal Research” and on “The Gesture–Prosody Link in Multimodal Grammar” at MMSYM 2024.

  • Presentation at the ICL 2024

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    Andy Lücking and Jonathan Ginzburg (Université Paris Cité) will present their work on multimodal clarification interaction at the 21st International Congress of Linguists (ICL). ICL is organized only once every five years and is the meeting place par excellence for international linguistics.

    The presentation extends work on verbal repair and explores the potential for multimodal clarification by proposing constructions that enable formal descriptions.

  • New publications accepted at Hypertext 2024

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    The following publications have been accepted at the Hypertext in Poznan, Poland.

    Measuring Group Creativity of Dialogic Interaction Systems by Means of Remote Entailment Analysis

    Daniel Baumartz, Maxim Konca, Alexander Mehler, Patrick Schrottenbacher and Dominik Braunheim. 2024. Measuring Group Creativity of Dialogic Interaction Systems by Means of Remote Entailment Analysis. Proceedings of the 35th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. accepted.
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{Baumartz:et:al:2024,
      author    = {Baumartz, Daniel and Konca, Maxim and Mehler, Alexander and Schrottenbacher, Patrick
                   and Braunheim, Dominik},
      title     = {Measuring Group Creativity of Dialogic Interaction Systems by
                   Means of Remote Entailment Analysis},
      year      = {2024},
      publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
      address   = {New York, NY, USA},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 35th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media},
      keywords  = {VaSiLiLab, virtual hypertext, virtual reality, virtual reality simulation, authoring system},
      location  = {Poznan, Poland},
      series    = {HT '24},
      note      = {accepted}
    }


    Towards dynamic event handling, environment modification and user feedback in VR-Simulations with the help of Va.Si.Li-Lab

    Giuseppe Abrami, Dominik Alexander Wontke, Gurpreet Singh and Alexander Mehler. 2024. Towards dynamic event handling, environment modification and user feedback in VR-Simulations with the help of Va.Si.Li-Lab. Proceedings of the 35th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. accepted.
    BibTeX
    @inproceedings{Abrami:et:al:2024:b,
      author    = {Abrami, Giuseppe and Wontke, Dominik Alexander and Singh, Gurpreet
                   and Mehler, Alexander},
      title     = {Towards dynamic event handling, environment modification and user
                   feedback in VR-Simulations with the help of Va.Si.Li-Lab},
      year      = {2024},
      publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
      address   = {New York, NY, USA},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 35th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media},
      keywords  = {VaSiLiLab, virtual hypertext, virtual reality, virtual reality simulation, authoring system},
      location  = {Poznan, Poland},
      series    = {HT '24},
      note      = {accepted}
    }

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