Regina Stodden joined the Department of Computational Linguistics at HHU-Düsseldorf in January 2019 as a research assistant and is a fellow of the second funding phase of the NRW Research College Online Participation. She studied Educational Science, Text Technology and Computational Linguistics at the University of Bielefeld (B.A.) and Information Science and Language Technology at the HHU-Düsseldorf (M.A.). During her bachelor studies she did research on a thinking smart home (CITEC Bielefeld). Furthermore, during her master studies she investigated the accessibility of Open Data portals and developed possible applications of Open Data.
In the course of the research college Online Participation she focuses on automatic text processing, especially text simplification, of contributions from online discussions in order to enable more people (e.g. people with low German language skills) to participate on the one hand and to reduce the manual workload of text analysis on the other hand.