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Name: Oliver  Ferschke (IPA: Oliver Ferschke)
Institution: Technische Universität Darmstadt
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Homepage: http://www.ferschke.de
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Selected Publications: The Impact of Topic Bias on Quality Flaw Prediction in Wikipedia
Oliver Ferschke and Iryna Gurevych and Marc Rittberger
In: Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers). p. 721-730, August 2013. Sofia, Bulgaria.

A Survey of NLP Methods and Resources for Analyzing the Collaborative Writing Process in Wikipedia
Oliver Ferschke and Johannes Daxenberger and Iryna Gurevych
In: Iryna Gurevych and Jungi Kim: The People’s Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Language Resources, p. 121-160, Springer, April 2013.

FlawFinder: A Modular System for Predicting Quality Flaws in Wikipedia - Notebook for PAN at CLEF 2012
Oliver Ferschke and Iryna Gurevych and Marc Rittberger
In: CLEF 2012 Labs and Workshop, Notebook Papers, n. pag. September 2012. Rome, Italy.

Behind the Article: Recognizing Dialog Acts in Wikipedia Talk Pages
Oliver Ferschke and Iryna Gurevych and Yevgen Chebotar
In: Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2012), p. 777-786, April 2012. Avignon, France.

Wikipedia Revision Toolkit: Efficiently Accessing Wikipedia's Edit History
Oliver Ferschke and Torsten Zesch and Iryna Gurevych
In: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies. System Demonstrations, p. 97-102, June 2011. Portland, OR, USA.
Courses Taught: Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing

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