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
Fax: +49 681 9325 5099
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  • March 31, 2017 — Our short paper “Cardinal Virtues: Extracting Relation Cardinalities from Text” (with Simon Razniewski, Fariz Darari and Gerhard Weikum) is accepted at ACL 2017
  • December 11-16, 2016 — Attending COLING 2016 in Osaka, Japan
  • October 17-21, 2016 — Attending ISWC 2016 in Kobe, Japan
  • September 21, 2016 — Our papers “CATENA: CAusal and TEmporal relation extraction from NAtural language texts” and “On the contribution of word embeddings to temporal relation classification” (with Sara Tonelli) are accepted at COLING 2016
  • August 4, 2016 — Our poster paper “Expanding Wikidata’s Parenthood Information by 178%, or How To Mine Relation Cardinality Information” (with Simon Razniewski and Werner Nutt) is accepted at ISWC 2016

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.