Tatjana Scheffler - Research Output

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For posters on the analysis of Twitter conversations, see also this separate page.


Scheffler, Tatjana. Two-dimensional Semantics. Clausal Adjuncts and Complements. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2013. [BibTex] [more info] Thoroughly revised version of my 2008 dissertation.


Tatjana Scheffler. Root infinitives on Twitter. Snippets, Vol. 31. June, 2017.

Cornelius Puschmann and Tatjana Scheffler. Topic modeling for media and communication research: A short primer. HIIG Discussion Paper Series, No. 2016-05. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2836478. 2016.

Tatjana Scheffler and Manfred Stede. Mapping PDTB-style connective annotation to RST-style discourse annotation. In: Proceedings of Konvens, Bochum, Germany. 2016.

Tatjana Scheffler and Manfred Stede. Realizing argumentative coherence relations in German: A contrastive study of newspaper editorials and Twitter posts. In: Proceedings of the COMMA Workshop "Foundations of the Language of Argumentation", Potsdam, Germany. 2016.

Stephan Oepen, Jonathon Read, Tatjana Scheffler, Uladzimir Sidarenka, Manfred Stede, Erik Velldal, Lilja Øvrelid. OPT: Oslo–Potsdam–Teesside. Pipelining Rules, Rankers, and Classifier Ensembles for Shallow Discourse Parsing. In: Proceedings of the CoNLL-16 Shared Task, Berlin, Germany. 2016. [slides]

Tatjana Scheffler and Christopher CM Kyba. Measuring Social Jetlag in Twitter Data. In: Proceedings of the Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2016), AAAI, Köln, Germany. 2016. [poster]

Tatjana Scheffler and Manfred Stede. Adding Semantic Relations to a Large-Coverage Connective Lexicon of German. In: Proceedings of LREC, Portorož, Slovenia. 2016.

Tatjana Scheffler and Elina Zarisheva. Dialog Act Recognition for Twitter Conversations. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Normalisation and Analysis of Social Media Texts (NormSoMe), pages 31-38, collocated with LREC, Portorož, Slovenia. 2016.

Johannes Gontrum and Tatjana Scheffler. Text-based Geolocation of German Tweets. In: Proceedings of the NLP4CMC 2015 Workshop at GSCL, Duisburg-Essen, Germany. 2015.

Elina Zarisheva and Tatjana Scheffler. Dialog Act Annotation for Twitter Conversations. In: Proceedings of the SIGDIAL 2015 Conference, pages 114–123, Prague, Czech Republic, 2-4 September 2015.

Tatjana Scheffler, Johannes Gontrum, Matthias Wegel, and Steve Wendler. Mapping German Tweets to Geographic Regions. In: Proceedings of the NLP4CMC Workshop at Konvens, Hildesheim, Germany. 2014.

Tatjana Scheffler. A German Twitter Snapshot. In: Proceedings of LREC, Reykjavik, Iceland. 2014.

Uladzimir Sidarenka, Tatjana Scheffler, and Manfred Stede. Rule-Based Normalization of German Twitter Messages. In Proceedings of the International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, GSCL, Darmstadt, Germany. 2013.

Benjamin Weiss, Tatjana Scheffler, and Sebastian Möller. Describing Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction. In: Proc. Workshop at NordiCHI: Assessing Multimodal Interaction (aMMi), Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 33-36. 2012.

Tatjana Scheffler, Rafael Schirru, and Paul Lehmann. Matching Points of Interest from Different Social Networking Sites. In: B. Glimm, A. Krüger, eds., KI 2012: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2012), Saarbrücken, Germany, LNAI, Springer. 2012.

Tatjana Scheffler, Roland Roller, Florian Kretzschmar, Sebastian Möller, and Norbert Reithinger. Natural vs. Synthesized Speech in Spoken Dialog Systems Research - Comparing the Performance of Recognition Results. In: Proceedings der 10. ITG Fachtagung Sprachkommunikation, Braunschweig, Germany. 2012.

Tatjana Scheffler, Roland Roller, and Norbert Reithinger. SpeechEval: A Domain-Independent User Simulation Platform for Spoken Dialog System Evaluation. In: R. L.- C. Delgado; T. Kobayashi, eds., Proceedings of the Paralinguistic Information and its Integration in Spoken Dialogue Systems Workshop. International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS-11), Granada, Spain, pp. 295-300, Springer. 2011.

Roland Roller, Tatjana Scheffler, and Norbert Reithinger. Human-Machine Corpus Analysis for Generation and Interaction with Spoken Dialog Systems. In: J. Bach; S. Edelkamp, eds., KI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2011), Berlin, Germany, pp. 272-276, LNAI 7006, Springer. 2011.

Jana Götze, Tatjana Scheffler, Robert Roller, and Norbert Reithinger. User Simulation for the Evaluation of Bus Information Systems. In: Proceedings of 2010 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology. IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT-2010), December 12-15, Berkeley, CA, United States, Pages 454-459, IEEE, 2010.

S. Möller, R. Schleicher, D. Butenkov, K.-P. Engelbrecht, F. Gödde, T. Scheffler, R. Roller, and N. Reithinger. Usability Engineering for Spoken Dialog Systems via Statistical User Models. In First International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS-2009), Kloster Irsee, Germany, 2009. [.pdf]

Tatjana Scheffler, Roland Roller and Norbert Reithinger. Semi-Automatic Creation of Resources for Spoken Dialog Systems. In B. Mertsching, M. Hund, and Z. Aziz, eds., KI 2009: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 32nd Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Paderborn, Germany, pp. 209-216, LNAI 5803, Springer, 2009. [.pdf]

Tatjana Scheffler, Roland Roller and Norbert Reithinger. SpeechEval - Evaluating Spoken Dialog Systems by User Simulation. In A. Jönsson, J. Alexandersson, D. Traum, and I. Zukerman, eds., Proceedings of the 6th IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialog Systems, Pasadena, CA, pp. 93-98, 2009. [.pdf]

Tatjana Scheffler. Evidentiality and German Attitude Verbs. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium, Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 15.1, Philadelphia, PA, 2009. [.pdf]

David Chiang and Tatjana Scheffler. Flexible Composition and Delayed Tree-Locality. In Proceedings of TAG+9, Tübingen, Germany, 2008. [.pdf]

Tatjana Scheffler. Relevance Conditionals as Utterance Modifying Adverbials. In O. Bonami and P. Cabredo Hofherr, eds., Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 7:373-392, 2007. [.pdf]

Tatjana Scheffler. Rule Ordering: A Look at Quantifier Scope and Coordination in GTS. In A.-V. Pietarinen (ed.) Game Theory and Linguistic Meaning, Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatic Interface 18, Elsevier. 2007.

Neville Ryant and Tatjana Scheffler. Binding of Anaphors in LTAG. In Proceedings of TAG+8, Sydney, Australia, 2006.

Alexandra Kinyon, Owen Rambow, Tatjana Scheffler, Sinwon Yoon, and Aravind K. Joshi. The Metagrammar Goes Multilingual: A Crosslinguistic Look at the V2-Phenomenon. In Proceedings of TAG+8, Sydney, Australia, 2006.

Tatjana Scheffler. Syntax and Semantics of Causal denn in German. In Proceedings of the 15th Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005. [.pdf]

Tatjana Scheffler. Semantic reconstruction of how many-questions in LTAG. In Proceedings of TAG+7, Vancouver, Canada, 2004. [.pdf]

Laura Kallmeyer and Tatjana Scheffler. LTAG analysis for pied-piping and stranding of wh-phrases. In Proceedings of TAG+7, Vancouver, Canada, 2004. [.pdf]


Semantic Operators in Different Dimensions Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 2008. [more info]

A Semantics Interface and Syntactic Realizer for TAG. Master's Thesis (Diplom), University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2003. [.ps.gz], [.pdf], [BibTex]


R. Schleicher, N. Reithinger, S. Möller, K.-P. Engelbrecht, F. Gödde, D. Butenkov, T. Scheffler and R. Roller. Automated evaluation of the usability of a speech dialogue system. European Patent Office, EU patent no. 2287835. 23. Mai 2012.

Posters (without Proceedings)

Tatjana Scheffler, Rike Schlüter, Manfred Stede. Discourse Structuring Devices on Twitter. Presented at the COST TextLink Second Action Conference, Budapest, Hungary, April 11-14, 2016. [.pdf]

Tatjana Scheffler. Deutsche Twitterdaten - Korpuserstellung und Analyse. Presented at the DGfS-CL Postersession, Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Potsdam, Germany, March 14, 2013. [.pdf]

Tatjana Scheffler and Joel C. Wallenberg. Formalizing Construction Grammar in TAG. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG3), Marseille, France, July 2004.

Edited Volumes

Pietro Baroni, Thomas F. Gordon, Tatjana Scheffler, Manfred Stede (Eds.) Computational Models of Argument: Proceedings of COMMA 2016. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 287. IOS Press, 2016.

Tatjana Scheffler, Joshua Tauberer, Aviad Eilam, and Laia Mayol (Eds.) Proceedings of the 30th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 13.1, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.

Aviad Eilam, Tatjana Scheffler, and Joshua Tauberer (Eds.) Proceedings of the 29th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 12.1, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.

Sudha Arunachalam, Tatjana Scheffler, Sandhya Sundaresan, and Joshua Tauberer (Eds.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 11.1, Philadelphia, PA, 2005.

Sudha Arunachalam, Tatjana Scheffler (Eds.) Proceedings of the 27th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 10.1, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.

Tatjana Scheffler, Christian Pietsch (Eds.) Proceedings der 29. Studentischen Tagung Sprachwissenschaft. Logos-Verlag, Berlin, 2001.



'Because' and 'if' gone astray: Operators in different dimensions. University of Konstanz Linguistics Department Colloquium. June 2008.

'Because' and 'if' gone astray: Operators on different dimensions. University of the Saarland Computational Linguistics Colloquium. June 19, 2007.

Capturing Crosslinguistic Generalizations: Multilingual Metagrammars. Swarthmore College Linguistics Speaker Series. March 6, 2007. [slides .pdf]


Register Variation across Social Media. DGfS workshop "Register in Linguistic Theory", DGfS, Saarbrücken, March 2017.

Meaning variations in German tag-questions. DGfS workshop "The Prosody and Meaning of (Non-)Canonical Questions Across Languages", DGfS, Leipzig, March 2015. [slides .pdf]

"VOICE Awards": A German Human-Machine Dialog Corpus. (with Roland Roller and Norbert Reithinger) American Association of Corpus Linguistics, Edmonton, Canada, 2009.

Root phenomena and syntax/semantics-mismatch. ZAS Workshop "Root Phenomena", ZAS Berlin, September 2009. [handout .pdf]

Who embeds verb-second complement clauses in Germanic? ZAS Workshop on Clause-Embedding Predicates "Syntax under Lexical Rule", ZAS Berlin, December 2008. [handout .pdf]

XMG and multilingual metagrammars. (with Owen Rambow) Nancy XMG Workshop, Nancy, France, June 2007.

'Until' and Expletive Negation in Modern Hebrew. (with Aviad Eilam) Swarthmore Workshop on Negation and Polarity, Swarthmore, PA, April 2006. [handout .pdf]

Syntax and Semantics of Causal 'denn' in German 15th Amsterdam Colloquium, 2005. [handout .pdf]

A Preliminary Cross-Linguistic Study of Connectives. (with Aravind Joshi) "Workshop on Semantic Processing, Logic, and Cognition" in Tübingen, Germany, November 2005. [slides .pdf]

Unpublished Manuscripts

2005 and earlier

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