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Dr. Sabine Gründer-Fahrer

Telefon: +49-341-97-32295
Büro: P 710

Abteilung Automatische Sprachverarbeitung
Institut für Informatik
Universität Leipzig
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig

Dr. Sabine Gründer-Fahrer
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Informatik
PF 100920
04009 Leipzig



- 1999-2004 Master in Linguistics, Logic and Philosophy
University of Leipzig

basis study period:
core areas:
philosophy: logic, philosophy of language, analytical philosophy
linguistics: formal semantics, syntax, pragmatics
teaching: logic tutorials

advanced study period:
visiting student: University of Tübingen (3/2002-9/2002), University of St. Andrews (Scotland) (9/2003-3/2004)
core areas:
philosophy: logic, analytical philosophy, history of science
linguistics: formal semantics, discourse theory, computational semantics
grant: ‘Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes‘, 2 years
topic master thesis: Neo-Fregean philosophy of mathematics

- 2005-2010 PhD in Computer Science
University of Leipzig,
Department of Computer Science, Natural Language Processing Group

core areas: statistical natural language processing, theoretical computational linguistics, artificial intelligence
grant: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), 2 years, interdisciplinary graduated school „Universalität und Diversität“ of the Universities of Leipzig and Jena and the Max-Planck-Institute for Cognitive and Neuroscience Leipzig, subjects involved in the graduate school: theoretical linguistics, philology, typology, comparative studies, computer science, psycho-linguistics, neuro-psychology
prize: 2nd prize at the student‘s session of the European Summer School for Logic Language and Information (ESSLLI 07)
topic of PhD thesis: a dynamic approach to the semantics and syntax of temporal adverbials, a formal approach in the framework of finite-state temporal semantics; supervisors: Friedrich Hamm (University of Tübingen), Gerhard Heyer (University of Leipzig)
PhD grade Dr.rer.nat. (2/2010): ‘summa cum laude‘

- Past Research Positions and Postdoc Grants:

Department of Computer Science, Natural Language Processing Group (Gerhard Heyer), University of Leipzig, Project: eAQUA (6/2008-8/2009), interdisciplinary project that used text mining and information retrieval methods for research in classical philology and ancient history
Department of Language and Information (Sebastian Löbner), University of Düsseldorf (11/2009-4/2010), mathematical linguistics: Formalizing Frames
Group for Mathematical Linguistics and Theoretical Computational Linguistics (Marcus Kracht), University of Bielefeld (from 11/2010 to 7/2011), mathematical linguistics: referent systems
University of Stanford, Department of Linguistics and CSLI (Cleo Condoravdi), PostDoc Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), (11/2011-5/2012), semantics of programming languages, natural language processing,

- from June 2012 maternity leave

- Current Position:

Institut für Angewandte Informatik (InfAI) / University of Leipzig; Researcher and Project Lead, EU FP7 project, (04/2014-03/2017), Project: ‘Slandail’: Security System for Language and Image Analysis – Empowering Emergency Response Systems Using Social Media


Laufende Arbeiten


  • [GSCL2017] Sabine Gründer-Fahrer, Antje Schlaf, Sebastian Wustmann: How Social Media Text Analysis Can Informationen Disaster Management. In: Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age. GSCL 2017. , Cham, Springer, 2018
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  • [NLE2018] Sabine Gründer-Fahrer, Antje Schlaf, Gregor Wiedemann, Gerhard Heyer: Topics and Topical Phases in German Social Media Communication during a Disaster. 2018
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  • [LR2016] Antje Schlaf, Sabine Gründer-Fahrer, Patrick Jähnichen: Topics in Social Media for Disaster Management - A German Case Study on the Flood 2013.. In: Proceeding of the EMOT workshop on LREC 2016, 2016
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  • [AR2016] Sabine Gründer-Fahrer, Christian Berger, Antje Schlaf, Gerhard Heyer: Computational, Communicative, and Legal Conditions for Using Social Media in Disaster Management in Germany. . In: Proceedings of the workshop Muinim on ARES 2016., 2016
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  • [Cogn2016] Min Jing, Bryan W. Scotney, Sonya A. Coleman, Stephen Kelly, Xiubo Zhang, Khurshid Ahmad, Martin T. McGinnity, Antje Schlaf, Sabine Gründer-Fahrer und Gerhard Heyer: Flood Event Image Recognition via Social Media Image and Text Analysis. In: Proceedings of Cognitive 2016 : The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications, 2016
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  • [GSH2015] Sabine Gründer-Fahrer, Antje Schlaf, Gerhard Heyer: Terminological Variation between Flood-related News and Social Media. In: The Book of Abstracts of the 20th European Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes, 2015
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  • [SGH2015] Antje Schlaf, Sabine Gründer-Fahrer, Gerhard Heyer: Das Potential verschiedener Sozialer Medien für das Katastrophenmanagement. In: Poster Abstracts from the 15. Forum für Katastrophenmanagement, 2015
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  • [GS2015] Sabine Gründer-Fahrer, Antje Schlaf: Modes of Communication in Social Media for Emergency Management. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Computer-Mediated Communication / Social Media, 2015
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  • [HGSLW] Gerhard Heyer, Sabine Gründer-Fahrer, Antje Schlaf, Alexander Lörch und Sebastian Wustmann: Automatische Analyse Sozialer Medien für das Krisenmanagement im Projekt Slándáil. In: Documentation of the Conference "Kommunikationsfluten", Leipzig, EIJK, 2015
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  • [MPSGH] Maria Teresa Musacchio, Raffaella Panizzon, Antje Schlaf, Sabine Gründer-Fahrer, Gerhard Heyer: Soziale Medien in der Krisenkommunikation - eine sprachliche Studie. In: Documentation of the Conference "Kommunikationsfluten", Leipzig, EIJK, 2015
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  • [Grue09a] Sabine Gründer: Aspectual Shift With and Without Type Conflict. In: Proceedings of the Eights International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (Tbilisi09), 2009
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  • [Grue09b] Sabine Gründer: The Concept of Semantic Phase and the different readings of 'again'. 2009
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  • [Grue09c] Sabine Gründer: Die Granularität zeitlicher Bedeutung - ein dynamischer Ansatz zur Semantik und Syntax temporaler Adverbiale. 2009
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  • [Grue08b] Sabine Gründer: Aspectual Shift as Supervaluation. 2008
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  • [Grue08a] Sabine Gründer: An Algorithm from Adverbial Aspect Shift. In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computer Linguistics (Coling08), 2008
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  • [BHG08] Marco Büchler, Gerhard Heyer und Sabine Gründer: eAQUA - Bringing modern Text Mining approaches to two thousand years old ancient texts. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on e-Science (IEEE08), 2008
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  • [Grue07] Sabine Gründer: Aspectual Shift via Supervaluation. In: Proceedings of the Twelfth ESSLLI Student Session (ESSLLI07), 2007
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