Florian Petran, M.A.

Research Assistant

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Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

GB 3/144
Building GB, Level 3, Room 144
Tel. +49 (0) 234 322 2481


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  • Florian Petran (2012): Studies for Segmentation of Historical Texts: Sentences or Chunks? In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Annotating Corpora for Research in the Humanities (ACRH-2), Lisbon. [PDF]
  • Marcel Bollmann, Stefanie Dipper, Julia Krasselt, Florian Petran (2012): Manual and Semi-Automatic Normalization of Historical Spelling. Case studies from Early New High German. In: Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Language Technology for Historical Texts (LTHist 2012), Wien. [PDF]
  • Marcel Bollmann, Stefanie Dipper, Julia Krasselt, Florian Petran (2012): The Anselm Corpus. Tools for Automatic Analysis of a Parallel Corpus in Early New High German. Poster on the 34. Annual Conference of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Frankfurt. [PDF]
  • Florian Petran (2012): Aligning the Un-Alignable. A Pilot Study Using a Noisy Corpus of Nonstandardized, Semi-parallel Texts. In: Alexander Gelbukh (ed): Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, Part II, Berlin: Springer, pp. 91-109. [PDF (preprint)]
    (The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com.)
  • Marcel Bollmann, Florian Petran, and Stefanie Dipper (2011). Applying Rule-Based Normalization to Different Types of Historical Texts. An Evaluation. In: Proceedings of the 5th Language & Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics. Poznan, Poland, pp. 339-349. [PDF]
  • Marcel Bollmann, Florian Petran, and Stefanie Dipper (2011). Rule-Based Normalization of Historical Texts. In Proceedings of the RANLP Workshop on Language Technologies for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Hissar, Bulgaria, pp. 34-42. [PDF]

Research & Teaching

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  • Winter 2012/2013
    • Proseminar: Machine Translation (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Summer 2010
    • Seminar: Databases in the Humanities (Universität Hannover)



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  • since 2011: Doctorate, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 2001-2009: Studied History and English Linguistics (Universität Hannover)
  • since 2011: Research Assistant (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • 2005-2010: Freelance Programmer - Bibliographical Software (N. Busch GmbH, ETH Zürich, MPIWG Berlin)
  • 2009: Graduate Assistant - E-Learning: Prepositions in multilingual Contexts (Universität des Saarlandes)
  • 2007-2010: Administrator - Computer Lab (Universität Hannover)
  • 2007: Online Tutorial - Introduction to Corpus Linguistics (Universität Hannover)
  • 2005-2006: Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Medieval History (Universität Hannover)
  • 2006: Institut für Angewandte Informationswissenschaft (IAI), Saarbrücken
  • 2004-2005: Library of the Goethe Institut, New Delhi