Campus E1 4,
Saarland Informatics Campus
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
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Paramita Mirza is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany. She received her PhD degree from the University of Trento, Italy in spring 2016. Her PhD research focused on extracting temporal and causal relations between events from natural language texts, as part of the NewsReader project, with the ultimate goal of the automatic creation of event timelines from large volumes of news texts. Her current research interests include causation and commonsense knowledge harvesting, personal knowledge extraction, emotional aspect of relation extraction and the semantics of numbers in natural language texts. This particular interest in computational linguistics is motivated by her background in computer science and passion about human language.
Further information is available on her homepage.
*) Officially, she has no last name, her passport has only one field for 'Name', filled with Paramita (yes, it is common in Indonesia!). She uses her father's first name Mirza, as her last name, for social purposes. Here in Germany, she is known legally as Paramita Paramita. She was Paramita Senza Cognome in Italy (meaning "Paramita Without-last-name"), Fnu Paramita in the US (for "First-name-unknown Paramita") and Paramita Inc in France (meaning "Paramita With-first-name-the-same-as-last-name").↩