I head the Digital Humanities research group at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany. My main research interests are language technology for historical texts, document engineering, interactive editing and authoring aids (LingURed), and e-learning technology. I'm the author of the first text book on NLP for historical texts (published by Morgan & Claypool). You may also want to check out my blog on this topic.
At the IEG I lead several projects, including the institute's contributions to DARIAH-DE (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research [BMBF]), FuD 2015, and AEdit Frühe Neutzeit (both funded by the DFG).
I received my doctoral degree in Computer Science in 2009 from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. My dissertation's title is Document-Oriented E-Learning Components.
I also hold an M.A. in Computational Linguistics, English Philology, and Applied Linguistics from Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. My master's thesis is entitled NLP-Supported Full-Text Retrieval.
Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski
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