Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Department 5: Databases and Information Systems
Saarland Informatics Campus
Building E1.4, Room 420
66123 SaarbrückenGermany

Email: paramita135[at]  or  paramita[at]
Phone: +49 681 9325 5020

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  • Jan 21, 2019 — Our paper “Listening between the Lines: Learning Personal Attributes from Conversations” (with Anna Tigunova, Andrew Yates and Gerhard Weikum) has been accepted as a FULL PAPER to The Web Conference 2019 (acceptance rate: 18%).
  • May 25, 2018 — Our paper “Enriching Knowledge Bases with Counting Quantifiers” (with Simon Razniewski, Fariz Darari and Gerhard Weikum) has been accepted to the research track of ISWC 2018.
  • April 29, 2018 — The abridged version of our ISWC 2017 paper “Completeness-aware Rule Learning from Knowledge Graphs” (with Thomas Pellissier Tanon, Daria Stepanova, Simon Razniewski and Gerhard Weikum) has been accepted to the “Sister Conference Best Paper Track” at IJCAI 2018.
  • April 17, 2018 — Our system paper “KOI at SemEval-2018 Task 5: Building Knowledge Graph of Incidents” (with Fariz Darari and Rahmad Mahendra) has been invited for an oral presentation at SemEval 2018.
  • February 14, 2018 — Our demo paper “EMOFIEL: Mapping Emotions of Relationships in a Story” has been accepted at WWW 2018.
  • February 14, 2018NLP-highlight podcast offered by Matt Gardner and Waleed Ammar from AI2 about our paper “Cardinal Virtues: Extracting Relation Cardinalities from Text” at ACL 2017 is now live!

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About Me

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. I received my PhD degree from the University of Trento in spring 2016. Under the supervision of Sara Tonelli, my PhD research focused on extracting temporal and causal relations between events from natural language texts, as part of the NewsReader project. My master’s research focuses on how to computationally represent the semantics of nouns and verbs with the distributional semantic models. My current research interests include common sense knowledge harvesting from unstructured texts and the semantics of numbers in natural language texts. This particular interest in computational linguistics is motivated by my background in computer science and passion about human language.