Name: Bernhard Fisseni
Nationality: German
Address:

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Germanistik / Linguistik und Mediävistik
Universitätsstraße 12
room R11 T06 D10
D-45117 Essen
+49-201-183-2939

Home page: http://www.uni-due.de/~hg0132

Professional Life

since 15/03/2021

Researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), German Linguistics and Medieval Studies, Universität Duisburg-Essen; among others involved in

Arbeitsstelle Edition und Editionstechnik,

Korpora.org, a collection of German-language corpora, e. g. the Bonn Corpus of Early New High German (Bonner Frühneuhochdeutschkorpus): technical support and further textual and linguistic processing,

Afrikaans research at UDE, and

Naproche, a project investigating the semi-formal language of mathematics, which also develops a controlled natural language and corresponding processing tools.

01/09/2018 – 14/03/2021 Leibniz Institute for the German Language (Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache, IDS, Department Digital Linguistics), Projects CLARIN-D and CLARIAH-DE (Leitung: Prof. Dr. Andreas Witt)
01/10/2007 – 31/08/2018

Researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), University of Duis­burg-Essen

23–27/10/2017 Visit to Vilnius University in the framework of a DAAD-sponsored partnership between the German departments, teaching on informations structure and corpus linguistics, talk on Überhaupt und sowieso im Niederländischen und Deutschen.
19/10 – 17/10/2016 Visit to the University of Namibia in Windhoek, in the framework of a DAAD-sponsored partnership between the German departments
02/05/2012 – 15/12/2013 Universität Hamburg, post-doctoral position, project What makes stories similar? funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
01/11/2011 – 08/02/2012 University of Amsterdam, post-doctoral position, project Dialogical Foundations of Semantics (DiFoS, in the LogICCC EUROCORES programme of the European Science Foundation)
winter term 2006/07; summer term 2007 Graduate student scholarship granted by the State of North-Rhine-Westfalia
winter term 2005/06 Researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Vertretung einer Assistentenstelle, half-time), Institut für Kommunikations­wissen­schaften, Bonn University
summer term 2005 Researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Vertretung einer Assistentenstelle), Institut für Kommunikations­forschung und Pho­netik, Bonn University
01/01/2004 – 30/04/2005 Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft), Project Pragmatic Constraints on Interpretation (Pragmatische Interpretationsconstraints), inter-faculty research group Formats of Knowledge (Wissensformate) Bonn
17/11 – 31/12/2003 Researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) Project Medienintensive Lehrmodule in der Computerlinguistik-Ausbildung (MiLCA), developing a web-based visualisation for Automated text-to-speech synthesis.
winter term 2001/02 Tutor, IT concepts (EDV-Konzepte), IKP, Bonn University
Oct. 2001 – Oct. 2003 Studentische Hilfskraft, DFG-funded project Electronic Collection and Distribution of I. Kant's Works (elektronische Erfassung und Bereitstellung der Werke I. Kants), IKP, Bonn University
July – August 2001 Studentassistent in a project developing interactive education software, Utrecht University
June – August 2001 Studentassistent (Tutor) for Inleiding Categoriale Grammatica, Utrecht University
Sept. 1999 – July 2000 Software development for <retivox> GbR

Studies

08/03/2011

Disputation, PhD graduation (Duisburg-Essen,

German Linguistics, ‘Germanistik/Linguistik’)

2008 changed to Duis­burg-Essen
from September 2004 PhD programme Computational Linguistics (Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik, Computerlinguistik), working title Fokus im Brennpunkt (‘Focus in Focus’)
05/11/2003 Magister Artium
Thesis Development of a markup language for natural language mathematical proofs (Erstellung einer Annotationssprache für natürlichsprachliche mathematische Beweise), as a preparatory work for the project Naproche of the Bonn Exzellenzcluster ‘cluster of excellence’ mathematics
2000/01 studies at Utrecht University (funded by DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service)
summer term 2001 Intermediate exam
01/10/1998 – 05/11/2003 Bonn University, MA programme Computational Linguistics (Kommu­ni­ka­tions­forschung und Phonetik, Computer­linguistik) with minors Computer Science and German Language and Older German Literature (Deutsche Sprache und ältere deutsche Literatur)

Civilian Service

4/8/1997 – 31/8/1998 Lebenshilfehaus, home for mentally disabled adults of Lebenshilfe Kreisvereinigung Ahrweiler e.V. in Sinzig

School

01/8/1988 – 31/06/1997 Grammar School, Rhein-Gymnasium Sinzig, Ab­itur
1996 Deutsche SchülerAkademie in Annweiler, course Paradoxien
17/12/1984 – 31/07/1988 Elementary School, Grundschule Bad Breisig
01/08/1984 – 15/12/1988 Elementary School, Grundschule Sinzig

Conferences

30/09 – 02/10/2015 GLDV Conference (German Association of Computational Linguistics), together with Bernhard Schröder, Torsten Zesch
04–06/08/2013 2013 Workshop Computational Models of Narrative,
Universität Hamburg
30/03 – 01/04/2005 GLDV Conference (German Association of Computational Linguistics), editor of the proceedings (with H.-Ch. Schmitz, B. Schröder, P. Wagner)

Teaching

29.07.–02.08.2019 “Culture & Technology” European Summer University in Digital Humanities, Universität Leipzig, Kurs Searching Linguistic Patterns in Text Corpora for Digital Humanities Research.
WS 2007/08 – 30.08.2018 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, German department, Uni­ver­sität Duisburg-Essen, teaching (mostly two courses per Semester) on text technology, statistics and empirical methods; formal pragmatics and narratology; syntactic theory and grammar; phonetics, phonology, history of German pronunciation
21–26/09/2014
15–20/3/2015
Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaftliches Kolleg, AG 1 Formale Mathematik (mit Peter Koepke, Bernhard Schröder, Regula Krapf, Marcos Cramer, Veranstaltung der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
18–31/08/2013 course Digitalisierung und Formalisierung von Erzählstruktur auf der Sommerakademie XV 2013 der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (mit Benedikt Löwe, Marco Petris).
Spring 2013 Course on Information Structure, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Software Projects

2018–2020 TEILicht, Web services for curation corpora of spoken language in a TEI/ISO-conformant annotation format, s. https://clarin.ids-mannheim.de/teilicht/, with a librar and CLI, https://github.com/Exmaralda-Org/teispeechtools, integrated with the WebLicht environment
(mainly Java, XSLT)
2018/2019 Connection of the Datenbank für Gesprochenes Deutsch of the IDS to the CLARIN Federated Content Search
(mainly Java)
since 2018

Data curation and repository design, Arbeitsstelle Edition und Editionstechnik der Universität Duisburg-Essen (AEET), Projekt Archiv der Grafen v. Platen
(Python, Kotlin, XSLT)

2016/2017 Retranslating the Bonn Corpus of Early New High German (Bonner Frühneuhochdeutschkorpus), Import modul for ANNIS/PAULA
(Python, Java)
since 2011

GEVAES ([ɡəˈfɛːs], Geisteswissenschaftliches LehrVerAnstaltungs-EingabeSystem) for planning teaching at with the time constraint model of the Universität Duisburg-Essen
(Python, JavaScript, Datenbank MySQL)

2007 Search interface for the Bonn Corpus of Early New High German (Bonner Frühneuhochdeutschkorpus)
(Python, Datenbank MySQL)
2001–2003 Software for annotation of the Bonn Kant Corpus and translating the Bonn Corpus of Early New High German (Bonner Frühneuhochdeutschkorpus) from the 1970s (Perl, Python, XSLT)

University-Social

2017 revision of the ECTS policy of the German Department, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Orientierungsrahmens zur Vergabe der Kreditpunkte im Germanistik-Studium)
2015/2016 Member of the University of Duisburg-Essen Commission Lehrbeauftragte for the development of rules for teaching assignments to university-external lecturers
2015–2018 Member of the Institute Board (Institutskonferenz Germanistik) as a representative of scientific co-workers (Mittelbau-Vertreter)
February 2012 –
May 2012
Member of the Commission for the Improvement of Quality (Qua­litätsverbesserungskommission)

summer term 2010

– end 2011 (dissolution)

Member of the Board for Maintenance of the Quality of the Organisation of Education and Studies (Prüfungsgremium zur Sicherung der Qualität der Lehr- und Studienorganisation)
winter 2001/02 – 11/2003
06/05/2004 – 31/01/2005
Member of the Cash audit commission (Kassenprüfungsausschuss) of the Students' parliament
End 2002 – 05/11/2003 Member of the Students' parliament (Studierendenparlament)
winter term 2001/02
– 05/11/2003
Member of the student representation (Fachschaftsvertretung) Kommunikations­forschung und Phonetik / Medienwissenschaften

Reviewing

Experience in reviewing for conferences, workshops, journals and funding angencies.

Natural Languages

German, English, Dutch, Afrikaans, Latin, Italian, French, (Spanish, Portuguese)

Programming Languages

Python, Java, XSLT, XQuery, R, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript, Bourne/Z Shell, Prolog, Kotlin; Lisps (Common, Emacs, Clojure)

Research Interests

  • Computational Linguistics, Text Technology, Digital Editions, and Research Data Management
  • (Empirical Methods and formal Models for) Formal Semantics und Pragmatics
  • (Empirical Methods for) Formal Narratology
  • (Formale Models for the) Language of Mathematics

Membership in Professional Associations

  • German Society of Computational Linguistics / Gesellschaft für Sprachtechnologie und Computerlinguistik (GSCL), since 2012 secretary
  • German Linguistic Society / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft
  • German Association for Applied Linguistics / Gesellschaft für angewandte Linguistik
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für mathematische Logik und für Grundlagenforschung der exakten Wissenschaften (DVMLG)