Publications and Talks

Recent publications that I have been involved in, in reversed chronological order.


  1. ACL
    A comparative corpus study of race and Rasse
    Erbach, Kurt, Kenyah-Damptey, Benedict, Berio, Leda, James, Daniel, and Seyffarth, Esther
    Applied Corpus Linguistics 2023


  1. LREC
    The Maaloula Aramaic Speech Corpus (MASC): From Printed Material to a Lemmatized and Time-Aligned Corpus
    Eid, Ghattas, Seyffarth, Esther, and Plag, Ingo
    In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2022) 2022


  1. IWCS
    Implicit representations of event properties within contextual language models: Searching for "causativity neurons"
    Seyffarth, Esther, Samih, Younes, Kallmeyer, Laura, and Sajjad, Hassan
    In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS) 2021


    Corpus-based Identification of Verbs Participating in Verb Alternations Using Classification and Manual Annotation
    Seyffarth, Esther, and Kallmeyer, Laura
    In Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics 2020


  1. SCiL
    Identifying Participation of Individual Verbs or VerbNet Classes in the Causative Alternation
    Seyffarth, Esther
    In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL) 2019 2019
    Modeling the Induced Action Alternation and the Caused-Motion Construction with Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) and Semantic Frames
    Seyffarth, Esther
    In Proceedings of the IWCS 2019 Workshop on Computing Semantics with Types, Frames and Related Structures 2019


  1. LREC
    AET: Web-based Adjective Exploration Tool for German
    Bladier, Tatiana, Seyffarth, Esther, Hellwig, Oliver, and Petersen, Wiebke
    In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018) 2018
    Verb Alternations and Their Impact on Frame Induction
    Seyffarth, Esther
    In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Student Research Workshop 2018

Other presentations

  • Regularly repeated presentation: The Bachelor program for Computational Linguistics at Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf was introduced in October 2017. I regularly give presentations about our program for people interested in studying computational linguistics. One version of the slides for that talk is available here.
  • December 2019: Invited talk at xHain Hackspace in Berlin, Germany. The event was part of a series called “Gespräch unter Bäumen” and I talked about bots and art with my co-presenter, Heike Seyffarth.
  • October 2019: 20 Terrible Ways to Reverse a String at code.talks. The video is available here.
  • March 2019: DGfS Annual Conference in Bremen, Germany; presenting a version of my SCiL2019 work.
  • November 2016: I spoke about Natural Language Processing and Bots at an Open Source workshop at Cambridge University. I talked about how the creative bot community profits from open source NLP libraries and also gives back to the community by creating more open source tools for others to use. Here’s a writeup of the things I said.
  • June 2016: Presentation at WebWorker Ruhr about computational linguistics and bots, for an audience unfamiliar with but interested in the basics of the field of computational linguistics. My slides are available here (German).
  • May 2016: 30-minute talk at the OpenTechSchool Meetup in Dortmund, titled “What’s wrong with bots?”. I gave an introduction to bot ethics and presented different points of view that you can take when talking about bots. I really enjoyed that event and the discussions with the other participants afterwards! My slides are available here.