Alexander Mehler

Prof. Dr. Alexander Mehler studied Information Science and Slavic Studies at the University of Regensburg as well as Computational Linguistics and Economics / Information Systems at Trier University where he graduated in computational linguistics in 1995. From 1994 to 1998 he was project leader and head of the research and development department of the Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsberatung und Informatik (GWI). In November 2000 he got his PhD in computational linguistics. His thesis Text Meaning - procedural analysis and representation of structural similarities of texts was awarded a prize by the Circle of Friends of Trier University (incorporated society) in 2001. From 1998 to 2001 he worked as a scientific assistant (at) and from 2001 to 2004 as a scientific assistant (C1) in the Department of Computational Linguistics at Trier University. In winter term 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 he was visiting professor at Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria. From April 2004 to August 2008 he was assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) for Text Technology at Bielefeld University. Since September 2008, Alexander Mehler has been the head of the Competence Center Computing in the Humanities at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main. In March 2009, Alexander Mehler got a call by the Bielefeld University to a professorship (W2) in Text Technology / Applied Computational Linguistic, Faculty of Technology, which he accepted in July 2009.

Alexander Mehler is a 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 Quantitative Corpus Linguistics. He was head of the research group Computational Semiotics of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Semiotik. Further, he is a member of the Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft, of the Association for Computational Linguistics and of the Gesellschaft für Informatik. Alexander Mehler has more than 100 peer reviewed publications in the field of computer science, computational linguistics, text technology and media science. Since 2004 he has been editor of the Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics (formerly called LDV Forum) and reviewer of scientific journals and book series in the field of computational linguistics. His research interests include text technology, text & web mining, complex network theory, multimodal systems modeling, multiagent simulations of cognitive systems as well as quantitative semantics.

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