Matthias Irmer


Matthias Irmer
OntoChem GmbH
Blücherstr. 24
06120 Halle (Saale)

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2010 PhD thesis on “Bridging Inferences in Discourse Interpretation”, University of Leipzig, Examination Board: Johannes Dölling, Anita Steube, Nicholas Asher,
Degree: summa cum laude
2005-2010 PhD studies at the Faculty of Philology, University of Leipzig
2005 Master degree (Magister Artium, M.A.) in Linguistics and Computer Science. Master’s thesis on “Nonmonotonic and abductive inferences in discourse context. Pragmatic inferences in the interpretation of utterances”
1996-2005 Studies of Linguistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics at the University of Leipzig, Germany
1996 Abitur (secondary school) with specialization in Russian language, Freiberg, Germany
Professional Experience
since 2011 Computational linguist at OntoChem GmbH, Halle (Saale)
2012-2014 Project coordinator of “SARminer”, a cooperation of OntoChem GmbH and University of Leipzig, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
2011-2012 Teaching of undergraduate course “Textlinguistik” in the module “Sprachliche Kommunikation” (linguistic communication), Department of German Studies, University of Leipzig
2009-2010 Teaching of graduate course “Textbedeutung” and doctoral colloquium “Semantik-Kolloquium”, Department of Linguistics, University of Leipzig
2006-2012 Assessment of M.A. and Master’s exams in Semantics, Pragmatics and Text Theory at the Department of Linguistics, University of Leipzig
2007-2008 Research assistant at the Department of English Studies, University of Leipzig; organization of the “Third International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL/GCLA-08)”, September 2008
2003-2004 Student assistant of the research group “Linguistic Foundations of Cognitive Science”; design and maintenance of the website for the international workshop “event structures 04” at the Department of Linguistics, University of Leipzig
2003 Teaching of undergraduate courses on “Logic for Linguists” at the Department of Linguistics, University of Leipzig
1997-2004 Production assistant, K. G. Saur Verlag (Reed Elsevier); Production of various Biographical Archives (Baltic Biographical Archive, Biographical Archive of the Soviet Union, German Biographical Archive, Korean Biographical Archive, Christian Biographical Archive)
Fundraising, Grants and Experiences
2012-2014 Funded R&D project “SARminer”, project coordinator, German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
2009-2010 Holder of a research scholarship of the state of Saxony
2005-2007 DFG grant for PhD studies in the postgraduate research school (Graduiertenkolleg) “Universality and Diversity. Linguistic Structures and Processes”, University of Leipzig
2006 Participation in the “École d’Automne de Linguistique”, École Normale Superieure, Paris, France, September 18-26, 2006.
2005 Participation in the “European Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI)”, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 08-19, 2005.
2000-2002 Erasmus scholarship at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, Faculties of Philology and Mathematics.