Transforming text across media

PI(s): Prof. Dr. Manfred Stede & Prof. Dr. Tatjana Scheffler

In collaboration with two language-technology companies, the project addresses the task of tailoring text to the conventions and requirements of different target media, in particular written blogs and microblogs (Twitter), and spoken podcasts. The focus is on the discourse-level phenomena of coreference, particle use, and coherence relations. Variation on these dimensions will be correlated with human processing ease in reading/listening experiments. The findings will then be translated into models and algorithms for identifying text passages that should be adapted, and experiments with automatically performing such adaptations will be carried out.


Prof. Dr. Tatjana Scheffler
Fakultät für PhilologieGB 5/157
(+49) 234 32-21471 E-Mail Link | Link
Hannah Seemann
Fakultät für PhilologieGB 5/156
(+49) 234 32-21454 E-Mail
Sara Shahmohammadi
Campus GolmHaus 14, Raum 2.13
(+49) 331 977-231117 E-Mail
Prof. Dr. Manfred Stede
Campus GolmHaus 14, Raum 2.31
(+49) 331 977-2691 E-Mail Link | Link


  • Peer-Reviewed: Papers, Journals, Books, Articles of the CRC
  • Talk or Presentation: Talks, Presentations, Posters of the CRC
  • SFB-Related: not produced in connection with the CRC, but are thematically appropriate
  • Other: Papers, Journals, Books, Articles of the CRC, but not peer-reviewed
Author(s)TitleYearPublished inLinksType
Stede, M.Automatische Textgenerierung: Ein Blick auf die Technik.2021Invited talk at the Ringvorlesung "(Un)Creative Digital Writing", Technische Universität Dresden. 25 October.Talk or Presentation
Stede, M.Contrast in Discourse and in Argumentation.2021Invited talk at the Workshop "Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation", Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. 04 - 05 October.Talk or Presentation
Scheffler, T., Kern, L.-A., & Seemann, H.The medium is not the message: Individual level register variation in blogs vs. tweets.2022Register Studies, 4(2), 171-201. DOI: 10.1075/rs.22009.schPaper Data+Code Peer-Reviewed
Seemann, H., & Scheffler, T.Differentiating Social Media Texts via Clustering.2022Proceedings of the CHR 2022: Computational Humanities Research Conference, Antwerp, Belgium.Paper Data+Code Peer-Reviewed
Scheffler, T., Kern, L.-A., & Seemann, H.Modal particles as markers of style, medium, and register.2022Paper presented at the Workshop: Metaphors and stance markers in register variation (MeStaR), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 16 June.Paper Talk or Presentation
Stede, M.Computational Framing: Many Approaches - One Task?2023Invited talk at the NLP Group, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Dept. of Computer Science. Hannover, Germany. 18 May.Talk or Presentation
Shahmohammadi, S., Seemann, H., Stede, M., & Scheffler, T.Encoding discourse structure: comparison of RST and QUD.2023n M. Strube, C. Braud, C. Hardmeier, J. J. Li, S. Loáiciga, & A. Zeldes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse (CODI 2023) (pp. 89–98). Assoc. for Computational Linguistics. DOI: 10.18653/v1/2023.codi-1.11Data Peer-Reviewed
Seemann, H., & Maršík, A.Expressing the degree of confidence and attitude in Czech and German.2023Poster presented at the 10th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-10), University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany. 18-21 July. Data+Code Peer-Reviewed
Scheffler, T.Individual linguistic variability in social media.2023Invited talk at the CMC 2023: CMC-CORPORA 2023, University of Mannheim, Mannhein, Germany. 14 September.Talk or Presentation
Seemann, H., Shahmohammadi, S., Scheffler, T., & Stede, M.Building a Parallel Discourse-Annotated Multimedia Corpus.2023 Poster presented at the CMC 2023: CMC-CORPORA 2023, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany. 14-15 September.Data Talk or Presentation


University of Potsdam
Department Linguistics
Prof. Dr. Doreen Georgi
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
House 14, Room 3.33
14476 Potsdam

(+49) 331 977-2968
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