Dr. Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Research Assistant
Lehrstuhl für Englische Sprach- und Übersetzungswissenschaft

 

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Fachrichtung Sprachwissenschaft
und Sprachtechnologie (ehem. FR 4.6)
Universität des Saarlandes
Campus
D-66123 Saarbrücken

 

Geb. A2 2, Raum 1.03

 

Tel.: +49 681 302-4483
Fax: +49 681 302-70072
E-Mail: s.degaetano(at)mx.uni-saarland.de

 

 

NEWS

June 2017: Paper accepted at LaTech&CLfL Workshop at ACL in Vancouver!

May 2017: I'm looking for HIWIs for my SLingPro project. Find more infos here.

April 2017: Start-Up Project SLingPro granted by UdS!

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte / Research interests

  • Computational and Corpus-based Linguistics
  • Data mining
  • Applied Linguistics and Translatology
  • English Scientific Language
  • Information density and linguistic encoding
  • Evaluation/Appraisal/Stance

 

Opens internal link in current windowProjekte / Projects

 

PhD Thesis

Evaluative meaning in scientific writing: macro- and micro-analytic perspectives using data mining

supervised by Prof. Dr. Elke Teich, Prof. Dr. Erich Steiner, and Prof. Dr. Augustin Speyer.

 

The act of acquiring knowledge always calls for openness to multiple perspectives.
Only this allows us to gain a comprehensive but also detailed understanding by hard but fascinating work!

"Willst Du Dich am Ganzen erquicken,
So musst Du das Ganze im Kleinsten erblicken.
"

"If the whole is ever to gladden thee,
That whole in the smallest thing thou must see
."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Publications

2017

Alex, Beatrice, Stefania Degaetano-Ortlieb, Anna Feldman, Anna Kazantseva, Nils Reiter, Stan Szpakowicz (eds.). Proceedings of the Joint SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, Humanities and Literature, Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computational Linguistics, August 2017.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. and Teich, E. (2017). Modeling intra-textual variation with entropy and surprisal. Proceedings of the Joint SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, Humanities and Literature at ACL 2017, Vancouver, Canada, pages 68-77. ACL.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Menzel, K. and Teich, E. (2017). The course of grammatical change in scientific writing: Interdependency between convention and productivity. Proceedings of the Corpus and Language Variation in English Research Conference (CLAVIER), Bari, Italy.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. (2017). Variation in language use across social variables: a data-driven approach. Proceedings of the Corpus and Language Variation in English Research Conference (CLAVIER), Bari, Italy.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. and Stroetgen, J. (2017). Diachronic variation of temporal expressions in scientific writing through the lens of relative entropy. Proceedings of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology Conference (GSCL), Berlin, Germany.

 

2016

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H., Khamis, A. and Teich, E. (2016). An Information-Theoretic Approach to Modeling Diachronic Change in Scientific English. Selected Papers from Varieng - From Data to Evidence (d2e), Helsinki, Finnland . In Suhr, C., Nevalainen, T. and Taavitsainen, I., eds. Selected Papers from Varieng - From Data to Evidence (d2e). Helsinki, Finnland. (to be printed at Brill)

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. and Teich, E. (2016). Information-based Modeling of Diachronic Linguistic Change: From Typicality to Productivity. In Reiter, N., Alex, B. and Zervanou, K. A., eds. Proceedings of the 10th SIGHUM Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH). Berlin, Germany, pages, 165-173. ACL.

Kermes, H., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Khamis, A., Knappen, J., and Teich, E. (2016). The Royal Society Corpus: From Uncharted Data to Corpus. Proceedings of the LREC 2016. Portoroz, Slovenia, pages 1928-1931. ELRA.

Kermes, H., Knappen, J., Khamis, A., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. and Teich, E. (2016). The Royal Society Corpus: Towards a high-quality corpus for studying diachronic variation in scientific writing. Proceedings of Digital Humanities (DH) 2016. Krakow, Poland.

Rubino, R., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Teich, E. and van Genabith, J. (2016). Modeling Diachronic Change in Scientific Writing with Information Density. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016) - Technical Papers. Osaka, Japan, pages 750-761. ACL.

Teich, E., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Fankhauser, P., Kermes, H. and Lapshinova-Koltunski, E. (2016). The Linguistic Construal of Disciplinarity: A Data Mining Approach Using Register Features. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) 67(7), pages 1668-1678.

2015

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. (2015). Evaluative meaning and cohesion: the structuring function of evaluative meaning in scientific writing. Discours 16.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. (2015). Evaluative Meaning in Scientific Writing: Macro- and Micro-Analytic Perspectives Using Data Mining. Thesis at: Universität des Saarlandes.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H., Khamis, A., Ordan, N. and Teich, E. (2015). The taming of the data: Using text mining in building a corpus for diachronic analysis. In Proceedings of Varieng - From Data to Evidence (d2e). University of Helsinki, Finland.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H., Khamis, A., Knappen, J., Ordan, N. and Teich, E. (2015). Information Density in Scientific Writing: A Diachronic Perspective. Proceedings of 42nd International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFCW2015) -"Challenging Boundaries". Aachen, Germany.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H., Khamis, A. and Teich, E. (2015). Information Density in Scientific Writing: Exploring the SciTex Corpus. Workshop "Academic corpora: Development, exploration and application" at Corpus Linguistics 2015. Lancaster, UK.

Khamis, A., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H., Knappen, J., Ordan, N. and Teich, E. (2015). A resource for the diachronic study of scientific English: Introducing the Royal Society Corpus. Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics 2015. Lancaster, UK.

Kunz, K., Lapshinova-Koltunski, E. and Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. (2015). Cohesive chains in an English German parallel corpus: Methodologies and challenges. Proceedings of the 5th IATIS Conference. Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Teich, E., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H. and Lapshinova-Koltunski, E. (2015). Register contact: an exploration of recent linguistic trends in the scientific domain. In Gippert, J. and Gehrke, R., eds. Corpus Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language - CLIP, Vol. 5: Historical Corpora: Challenges and Perspectives. Proceedings of the conference Historical Corpora 2012. Narr, Tübingen, pages 241-254.

2014

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Fankhauser, P., Kermes, H., Lapshinova-Koltunski, E., Ordan, N. and Teich, E. (2014). Data Mining with Shallow vs. Linguistic Features to Study Diversification of Scientific Registers. Proceedings of the 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2014). Reykjavik, Iceland, pages 1327-1334.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H. and Teich, E. (2014). The notion of importance in academic writing: detection, linguistic properties and targets. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Practice and Theory of Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis (PATHOS). Darmstadt, Germany.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. and Teich, E. (2014). Register diversification in evaluative language: The case of scientific writing. In Thompson, G. and Alba-Juez, L., eds. Evaluation in Context. John Benjamins Publishing Company, pages 241-258.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H., Lapshinova-Koltunski, E. and Teich, E. (2013). SciTex - A Diachronic Corpus for Analyzing the Development of Scientific Registers. In Bennett, P., Durrell, M., Scheible, S. and Whitt, R. J., eds. New Methods in Historical Corpus Linguistics. Corpus Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language - CLIP. Narr, Tuebingen, pages 93-104.

Degaetano, S., Kermes, H., Lapshinova, E. and Teich, E. (2013). Automatic text classification for diachronic register analysis. Proceedings of the 24th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop (ESFLCW2013). Coventry, UK.

Degaetano, S., Kermes, H., Lapshinova, E. and Teich, E. (2013). Procedures for Automatic Corpus Enrichment. Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics. Lancaster, UK

Degaetano, S. and Teich, E. (2013). Detection, extraction and annotation of evaluative expressions in a corpus of academic writing. Deutsche Gesellschaft fpr Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS) Sektion Computer Linguistic - Postersession. Potsdam, Germany.

Degaetano, S. and Teich, E. (2013). A methodology to analyze evaluation across scientific disciplines - feature detection, extraction and annotation. Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics - Workshop Evaluative Language and Corpus Linguistics. Lancaster, UK.

Lapshinova-Koltunski, E., Degaetano, S., Teich, E. and Kermes, H. (2013). Linguistic evolution of conjunctive relations in emerging scientific registers. In Poppi, F. and Cheng, W., eds. The Three Waves of Globalization: Winds of Change in Professional, Institutional and Academic Genres. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Papers from the Clavier11, Modena, Italy, November 2011, Chapter 14, pages 269-284.

Lapshinova-Koltunski, E., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H. and Teich, E. (2013). Usefulness of Corpora Enriched with Annotations on Abstract Linguistic Levels. Proceedings of Genre- and Register-related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora. Brussels, Belgium.

Teich, E., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H. and Lapshinova-Koltunski, E. (2013). Scientific registers and disciplinary diversification: a comparable corpus approach. Proceedings of 6th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora (BUCC). Sofia, Bulgaria, August, pages 59-68, Association of Computational Linguistics.

2012

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Teich, E. and Lapshinova-Koltunski, E. (2012). Domain-specific variation of sentiment expressions: exploring a model of analysis in academic writing. Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Practice and Theory of Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis (PATHOS) at Konvens2012. Vienna, Austria, pages 291-295.

Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Lapshinova-Koltunski, E. and Teich, E. (2012). Feature Discovery for Diachronic Register Analysis: a Semi-Automatic Approach. Proceedings of the LREC2012. Istanbul, Turkey, pages 2786-2790.

Lapshinova-Koltunski, E., Teich, E. and Degaetano-Ortlieb, S. (2012). Tracing 'hybridity' in academic discourse: a corpus-based approach. Proceedings of the European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference (ESFLCW2012). Bertinoro, Italy.

Lapshinova-Koltunski, E., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Teich, E. and Kermes, H. (2012). Usefulness of Corpora Enriched with Annotations on Abstract Linguistic Levels. In Genre- and Register-related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora. Brussels, Belgium.

Lyding, V., Lapshinova-Koltunski, E., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Dittmann, H. and Culy, C. (2012). Visualising Linguistic Evolution in Academic Discourse. Proceedings of the EACL 2012 Joint Workshop of LINGVIS & UNCLH, pages 44–48, Avignon, France, April, Association for Computational Linguistics.

Teich, E., Degaetano-Ortlieb, S., Kermes, H. and Lapshinova-Koltunski, E. (2012). Register contact: an exploration of recent linguistic trends in the scientific domain. Proceedings of Historical Corpora 2012. Frankfurt, Germany.

2011

Degaetano, S. (2011). Evaluative options and their choice - modal adjuncts vs. evaluative patterns in academic writing. Proceedings of the International Evaluation Conference 2011 (IntEval). Madrid, Spain.

Degaetano, S. (2011). Evaluation across scientific disciplines - a corpus-based analysis. Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics. Birmingham, UK, pages 38-40.

Degaetano, S. and Teich, E. (2011). The lexico-grammar of stance: an exploratory analysis of scientific texts. In Dipper, S. and Zinsmeister, H., eds. Bochumer Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 3 - Beyond Semantics: Corpus-based Investigations of Pragmatic and Discourse Phenomena.

Degaetano, S. and Teich, E. (2011). Exploring a semi-automatic approach for the analysis of interpersonal meaning in large corpora. Proceedings of the International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC38). Lisbon, Portugal, page 181.

Teich, E., Lapshinova, E. and Degaetano, S. (2011). Interdisciplinarity in academic discourse - A corpus-based analysis. Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC2011). Belfast, UK.

Teich, E., Lapshinova, E., Kermes, H. and Degaetano, S. (2011). Linguistic evolution of emerging scientific registers. Proceedings of Corpus and LAnguage Variation In English Research (CLAVIER). Modena, Italy.

Teich, E. and Degaetano, S. (2011). SciTex - A Diachronic Corpus for Analyzing the Development of Scientific Registers. Proceedings of the Conference on New Methods in Historical Corpora. Manchester, UK.

Degaetano, S. (2010). Evaluation in Academic Discourse across Scientific Registers. In Fontaine, L., O'Grady, G. and Bartlett, T., eds. Proceedings of the 1st LinC Summer School and Workshop. Cardiff, UK.

Degaetano, S. (2010). Evaluation in Academic Research Articles across Scientific Disciplines - A corpus-based Approach. Thesis at: Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Teich, E., Degaetano, S., Holtz, M. and Markovic, T. (2010). Creating meaning differences through colligation: Linguistic variation in scientific texts. Proceedings of the 22nd European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference 'Complexities of Meaning in Text'. Koper, Slovenia.

Teich, E., Degaetano, S., Holtz, M. and Markovic, T. (2010). Lexis in context: Colligation and register diversification in scientific writing. Proceedings of 37th International Systemic Functional Congress. Vancouver, Canada. (Online proceedings: isfc2010.ubcconferences.com/).

Bartsch, S., Degaetano, S., Grubba, T., Petrychka, N., Sullivan, D., Tragl, C. and Weck, C. (2009). ObamaSpeeches.com Building and Processing a Corpus of Political Speeches. In Teich, E., Witt, A. and Fankhauser, P., eds. Proceedings of GSCL Workshop: Linguistic Processing Pipelines. Potsdam, Germany, pages 41-42.

2007

Degaetano, S. (2007). Translation-Memory-Komponenten zur Verwendung für das maschinelle Übersetzen anhand der Sprachenpaare Englisch-Italienisch und Englisch-Deutsch. Thesis at: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Fachbereich für Angewandte Sprache- und Kulturwissenschaft Germersheim.