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Dr. Tilman Becker

DFKI GmbHTilman BeckerDr. Tilman Becker received his PhD degree in 1993 from the University of Saarland and spent two years at a post-doc at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He currently works as a senior researcher at DFKI in the field of natural language processing, and in particular dialog modeling. He has headed DFKI's part in a number of publicly funded research projects, such as Talk, AMI, and AMIDA. For the latter two, he was also the lead for work package 5, multi-modal structure and content analysis.

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Thomas Kleinbauer

DFKI GmbHThomas KleinbauerThomas Kleinbauer studied Computer Science at the University of Saarland, graduating with a thesis on automated generation of multimedia presentations. He has worked as a researcher in several government and EU-funded projects at DFKI and is currently a PhD candidate. In 2007, he was granted an AMIDA traineeship at ICSI, Berkeley, CA, where he worked on the application of Frame semantics to meeting discourse. His main research interest in the context of AMI/DA lies in the automatic generation of abstractive meeting summaries.

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Sebastian Germesin

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DFKI GmbHSebastian GermesinAfter finishing his Master's thesis in early 2008, Sebastian Germesin joined DFKI's AMIDA group as a full researcher. The major part of his work was concerned with the automatic detection of disfluencies and the automatic recognition of dialog acts. In 2009, he participated in the External LinkAMIDA Training Program and visited the University of Edinburgh for 3 months. There, he worked on the development of a system for agreement detection in meetings.

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Peter Poller

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DFKI GmbHPeter PollerPeter Poller finished his diploma's thesis on a new parsing algorithm for tree adjoining grammars and joined the natural language generation group at DFKI in 1993. He participated in large joint research projects like VerbMobil, SmartKom, Comic and Talk and joined DFKI's AMI/DA group in 2006. Besides supervisory tasks for the summary visualization, he integrated and tested the Content Linking Device and was responsible for the final graphical user interface (GUI) of the tool.

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Dr. Jan Alexandersson

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DFKI GmbHJan AlexanderssonDr. Jan Alexandersson received his PhD degree in 2003 from the University of Saarland for his thesis on hybrid discourse modeling and summarization of dialogs. He currently works as a senior researcher at DFKI, focusing on dialogue and discourse modeling and user-centered design, and URC technology. His research in the AMI project was mainly concerned with multi-party dialog modeling, dialog acts and automatic meeting summarization.

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Stephanie Becker

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DFKI GmbHStephanie BeckerStephanie Becker holds a Diploma in computational linguistics from Saarland University and a Diploma in pedagogy with a focus on social work from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. As a full-time researcher in the AMI project at DFKI, she developed a natural language generation component as part of DFKI's work on abstractive summary generation. Other research interests include knowledge representations with ontologies and their interactions with linguistic knowledge.

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Stephan Lesch

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DFKI GmbHStephan LeschStephan Lesch gained his first experiences in the field of natural language processing as a student researcher at DFKI in the BMBF-funded projects VerbMobil and SmartKom. After graduating with a Master's degree in computer science from the University of Saarland in 2006, he became a full-time researcher in the AMI project at DFKI where his research focused mainly on the automatic classification of dialogue acts.

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