Alexander Mehler

Alexander Mehler studied computational linguistics and economics at Regensburg and Trier University where he received his Ph.D. in computational and quantitative linguistics. He was postdoctoral research associate at Trier University (Germany) and guest professor at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Austria). From 2004 to 2008 he was assistant professor for text technology at Bielefeld University. Since 2008 he has been leader of the Center for Computing in the Humanities at Goethe-University Frankfurt / Main (Germany). Alexander Mehler is member of several scientific associations. He belongs to the executive committee of the German Society for Computational Linguistics & Language Technology where he heads the research group on quantitative linguistics. Alexander Mehler has over 80 peer reviewed publications in the field of computational linguistics, text technology, quantitative linguistics and digital libraries. Since 2004 he has been editor of LDV Forum - Journal for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology.

His research interests include text technology and quantitative linguistics, text structure and web structure mining, multimodal communication, multiagent simulation and language evolution as well as quantitative semantics. One of his main interests concerns the synthesis of text technology, text mining and social software as a means to build systems for semantic searches in digital libraries. Alexander Mehler is project leader of several research projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Education (BMBF). Since 2006 he has been member of the executive committee of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 673 "Alignment in Communication" at Bielefeld University. Further, Alexander Mehler organized and presented the computational linguistics part of the Excellence Cluster (EC) 277 "Cognitive Interaction Technology" to the reviewers of the DFG.

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