Congratulations on Passing the Doctoral Examination
Matthias Bremm Received PhD in “Linguistischer Datenverarbeitung”
17.06.2020 | General, Project News
Dr. Matthias Bremm, member of the academic staff at the Trier Center for Digital Humanities, received his PhD on March 18, 2020 at the University of Trier, Faculty II, Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities – supervised by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Köhler (first supervisor) and Prof. Dr. Christof Schöch (second supervisor).
The title of the dissertation is “Semi-supervised and active learning with different annotating persons for information extraction in texts”.
The dissertation is located in the field of Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities, uses their methods and technologies and contributes to the distinction of texts, such as the correspondence of Heinrich Heine. His dissertation deals with the different annotations of the individual persons. The thesis investigates the problem of integrating this information into machine learning processes in order to automate annotation. For this purpose, an algorithm was developed and tested that combines semi-supervised and active learning. In addition, the integration of crowdsourcing was investigated in order to obtain the required number of annotations.
Dr. Matthias Bremm studied at the University of Trier, Germany, where he graduated with a diploma in computer science, specializing in “Systemsoftware und verteilte Systeme” and a minor in business administration. Since 2011, Dr. Matthias Bremm has been working as a member of the academic staff at the University of Trier, especially in the field of software development, software systems and research infrastructures (research network and database system (FuD)).
Since 2012, he has been contributing his expertise at the Trier Center for Digital Humanities in various renowned projects such as August Wilhelm Schlegel's “Critical Edition of the Lectures” Volume IV-VI (Vienna and Bonn Lectures), Kurt Schwitters' Intermedia Networks of the Avant-Garde – The Merz Series (1923–1932) and Merz Printed Matter or The Digitization and Electronic Edition of Abraham Gottlob Werner's Correspondence as well as in long-term projects such as Arthur Schnitzler Digital.
We congratulate Dr. Matthias Bremm on passing his examination and wish him all the best for the future.