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Curriculum Vitae
Thomas Schmidt, *14 Nov 1971 in Kusel
1991 Abitur at the Stefan George-Gymnasium in Bingen
1992-1994 Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern and the University of Mainz
Intermediate diploma in October 1994
General Linguistics, English Linguistics and Roman philology at the University of Mainz
M.A. in October 1998 (supervisor: Dieter Seelbach)
1996-1997 Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
1999-2000 Linguistics at the Free University of Berlin and the Université Paris VIII (with a SOCRATES grant)
European Master's Degree in October 2000 (supervisors: Carol Pfaff, Clive Perdue)
July 2004 PhD in German linguistics (text technology) from the University of Dortmund (supervisor: Angelika Storrer)
2005-2006 Post-Doc visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA (with a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service)
Professional Background
Principal investigator / project assistant in the project
'Computer-assisted Creation and Analysis of Multlingual Data'
of the Sonderforschungsbereich 'Mehrsprachigkeit' at the University of Hamburg
2008- Freelance work for the Folker project at the Instiut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim
2007-2008 Research assistant in the DWDS project at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Science
2006 - 2008 Associated member of the joint project Sustainability of linguistic data of the SFB 441 'Linguistic Data Structures' (Tübingen), the SFB 538 'Multilingualism' (Hamburg) and the SFB 632 'Information structure' (Potsdam/Berlin)
2005-2006 Member of the Berkeley FrameNet project
2000 Project assistant at the European Language Resource Agency (ELRA), Paris
1999-2000 Software tutor at LM IT Services, Berlin
1998-1999 Language Resource Engineer at Philips Speech Processing, Aachen
1994-2002 Freelance work for CASIO and Texas Instruments as an author and translator
1995 Translator (English and French) for Schott Musik International, Mainz
Research Interests
  • Text technology
  • Computational lexicography
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Journals: Gesprächsforschung online, Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory
  • Books: HSK Corpus Linguistics, Multimodal Corpora, Hamburg Studies in Multilingualism
  • Conferences: ACL 2006, ISB 6, KONVENS 2008, GLDV 2009, Terminology and Lexical Semantics (TLS'09)