Regina Stodden is a research assistant at the Computational Linguistics Department at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorff and a member of the second funding phase of the NRW PhD program “Online Participation”: She studied Educational Science, Text Technology, and Computational Linguistics (B.A.) at the University of Bielefeld and Information Science and Language Technology (M.A.) at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
During her Bachelor studies, Regina Stodden researched on a smart apartment (CITEC Bielefeld). Furthermore, during her Master studies, she examined the accessibility of open data portals and developed possible applications with the usage of open data. In the course of the PhD program, “Online Participation”, Regina Stodden focuses on automatically natural language processing, especially text simplification, on propositions of users from online discussions. The goals are, on the one hand, to facilitate more persons(e.g., German language learners) participation and, on the other hand, to reduce the manual effort of text analysis.