Robin Schaefer (he/him)
Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam
Campus Golm, House 14, room 2.33
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25, 14476 Potsdam
I am a Computational Linguist with a background in Psycholinguistics and Data Analysis. While my research interests have become increasingly computational during the last years, my current interests mainly circle around two problems:
- As a PhD student in the Applied CL Discourse Research Lab headed by Manfred Stede, I work on the computational detection of argumentation structure in tweets. Specifically, I am focusing on English and German data using supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods.
- Additionally, I am a member of the LARGA project. In this project, which is joint work with Benno Stein (Bauhaus University Weimar), we aim at modeling and implementing rhetorical strategies in argumentation.
Having a background in psycholinguistics, I previously worked on the cognitive processing of agreement attraction in German using the ERP technique. This work has been supervised by Titus von der Malsburg.