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Portrait of Michael Piotrowski

I am associate professor of digital humanities in the Department of Language and Information Sciences in Faculty of Arts at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland. I was co-director of the Laboratory of Digital humanities and Cultures of the University of Lausanne and academic co-director of the UNIL–EPFL Center for Digital Humanities.

My main research interests are knowledge representation and formal modeling in the humanities and language technology for historical texts. I’m the author of the first text book on NLP for historical texts (published by Morgan & Claypool). I also have a long-standing interest in document engineering and interactive editing and authoring aids (LingURed).

Before coming to Lausanne, I headed the Digital Humanities research group at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany.

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.



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski
Section des sciences du langage et de l'information
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Anthropole
1015 Lausanne

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