Dagmar Gromann

Computer Scientist and Linguist

Research Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIIA)

dgromann [at] iiia.csic.es

Short Bio

I am a post-doc research fellow in the ESSENCE Marie Curie Initial Training Network since November 2015 and have been working with Marco Schorlemmer at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) in Barcelona as well as with other project partners. My major project role is the integration of software prototypes developed within the project.

Until October 2015, I was a research assistant at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and completed my PhD in August 2015 at the University of Vienna under the supervision of Prof. Gerhard Budin. My background is in linguistics and computer science. After working in industry for several years for companies such as Siemens, Roche Diagnostics, and Berlitz, I decided to return to academia.

Starting from ontology and terminology integration in my thesis, I have been interested in ontology learning and image schema extraction from multilingual text. To this end, I have worked with word embeddings, machine learning, clustering, and distributional semantics approaches, a list that has recently been extended by deep learning. Furthermore, I have worked on the integration of heterogeneous methods, data, and software components within the project.

Recent Activities

Program of the Workshop on Interaction-Based Knowledge Sharing (WINKS)@JOWO has been finalized

Paper on comparing Image Schemas and Conceptual Dependency accepted at the Image Schema Day 3

Program of the Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-2) Workshop at IWCS has been finalized

Paper on Hashtag processing for enhanced clustering accepted at RANLP

GUESSence - the guessing game of cities - I developed in the ESSENCE project was launched in the Google Play Store. Join in

Delegated to several working groups of this year's ISO meeting in Vienna from the committee of terminology and other language and content resources

Paper on porting xEBR to Linked Data accepted at the XBRL week in Frankfurt

Co-organizer of 1st Workshop on Interaction-based Knowledge Sharing (WINKS) at the Joint Ontology Workshop (JOWO) 2017

Paper on extracting image schemas using spectral clustering accepted at the Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS)

Co-organizer 2nd workshop on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-2) collocated with 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS) in Montpellier in September 2017.

Co-organizer workshop Taboo City Challenge Competition collocated with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Melbourne in August 2017.

Co-organizer 1st workshop Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep) workshop collocated with the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) in Portoroz in May 2017.

Paper on building ontologies from crowdsourced data accepted at CAOS 2017

Joining the Austrian Standard Committee for terminology and other language and content resources - nominated for membership of several ISO working groups, including "Multilingual Knowledge Representation"

PC member of the Language, Data, and Knoweldge (LDK) conference 2017 in Galway



Gromann, D. & Declerck, T. (2017). Hashtag Processing for Enhanced Clustering of Tweets. RANLP

Gromann, D. & Hedblom, M.M. (2017). Kinesthetic Mind Reader: A Method to Identify Image Schemas in Natural Language. ACS 2017

Chocrón, P. & Gromann, D. (2017). Towards Building Ontologies from Crowdsourced Data. Second International Workshop on Cognition and Ontologies (CAOS) at AISB.

Declerck, T. & Gromann, D. (2017). Porting the xEBR taxonomies to a LOD compliant format. Eurofiling XBRL Week in Frankfurt.

Gromann, D., & Schnitzer, J. (2017). Business lexicography. In Mautner, G., & Rainer, F. (eds). Handbook of Business Communication. De Gruyter Mouton. Handbook of Applied Linguistics (HAL) 13, pp. 561-582


Gromann, D., & Hedblom, M. M. (2016). Breaking Down Finance – A Method of Concept Simplification by Identifying Movement Structures from the Image Schema PATH-Following. First International Workshop on Cognition and Ontologies (CAOS) at FOIS 2016.

Chocron, P., Gromann, D., & Quesada Real, F. J. (2016). Towards Building Ontologies with the Wisdom of the Crowd. International Workshop on Diversity-Aware Artificial Intelligence (DIVERSITY 2016) at ECAI 2016.


Gromann, D. (2015). Design and evaluation of an ontology-terminology model for the interchange of terminological data: an approach to multilingual conceptual modeling as exemplified in the domain of finance. University of Vienna, PhD thesis.

Gromann, Dagmar and Schnitzer, Hannes (2015), 'Where do business students turn for help? An empirical study on dictionary use in foreign-language learning', Journal of Lexicography, Vol.29 (3), Oxford University Press.


Gromann, D., & Thierry, D. (2014). A cross-lingual correcting and completive method for multilingual ontology labels. In Buitelaar, P., & Cimiano, P. (eds.) Towards the Multilingual Semantic Web - Principles, Methods and Applications, 227-242, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.

Gromann, Dagmar (2014) 'A Model and Method to Terminologize Existing Domain Ontologies', in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Terminology and Ontology Engineering, (Lyon: Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe), 127-136.

Gromann, Dagmar (2014), 'A Meta-Level Ontology for Specialized Communication ', in Valeria de Paiva and Alexandre Rademaker (eds.), Workshop on Logics and Ontologies for Natural Language collocated with the 8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS) 2014 (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil).


Gromann, D., Rasmussen, N., & Melby, A. (2013). Terminologie und Multilinguales Semantic Web in Symbiose – TBX, RDF und OWL (Title in English: Terminology and the Multilingual Semantic Web in Symbiosis – TBX, RDF and OWL). eDITion, (2), 9- 13.

Gromann, D. (2013), Terminology Meets the Multilingual Semantic Web – Terms as Labels of Concepts. Budin, G., & Lusicky, V. (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th European Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes.

Gromann, D. (2013). Terminology-based patterns for natural language definitions in ontologies. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns-Volume 1188 (pp. 65-69). CEUR-WS. org.

Declerck, Thierry and Gromann, Dagmar (2013), 'Towards the Generation of Semantically Enriched Multilingual Components of Ontology Labels', in Paul Buitelaar, et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web (MSW3) (Volume 936; Boston, MA, United States: CEUR Workshop Proceedings), 11-23.


Federmann, C., Gromann, D., Declerck, T., Hunsicker, S., Krieger, H., & Budin, G. (2012). Multilingual Terminology Acquisition for Ontology-based Information Extraction. In Guadalupe Aguado de Cea, et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Terminology and Knowledge Engineering Conference: New Frontiers in the Constructive Symbiosis of Terminology and Knowledge (Madrid, Spain: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), 166-175.

Declerck, Thierry and Dagmar Gromann (2012), 'Combining three Ways of Conveying Knowledge: Modularization of Domain, Terminological, and Linguistic Knowledge in Ontologies', in Thomas Schneider and Dirk Walther (eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International W orkshop on Modular Ontologies, (V olume 875; Graz: CEUR Workshop Proceedings), 28-40.

Declerck, Thierry, Krieger, Hans-Ulrich, and Gromann, Dagmar (2012), 'Acquisition, Representation, and Extension of Multilingual Labels of Financial Ontologies', Rute Costa, Manuel Silva, and António Lucas Soares (eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Challenges to Knowledge Representation in Multilingual Contexts, (Madrid), 17-26.

Gromann, Dagmar and Declerck, Thierry (2012) 'Terminology Harmonization in Industry Classification Standards', in Tatiana Gornostay (eds), Proceedings of CHAT 2012: The 2nd Workshop on the Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology Resources. Workshop on the Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology Resources (CHAT-12), (Linköping), 19-26.

Declerck, Thierry, Gromann, Dagmar (2012) 'Extraction of Multilingual Term Variants in the Business Reporting Domain', in Tatiana Gornostay (eds), Proceedings of CHAT 2012: The 2nd Workshop on the Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology Resources. Workshop on the Creation, Harmonization and Application of Terminology Resources (CHAT-12), (Linköping), 41-47.

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Personal Profile

I am Austrian and speak German, English, a little Spanish, and a little Italian. I spend one year living in the US, another year working in Italy and have been living in Spain for the last two years. This experience of living in different countries and learning different languages made me interested in language and its automated processing. In my free time, I love to do sports - play padel (a tennis-squash phenomenon unique to the Spanish-speaking world), squash, and beach volley - read novels, go to concerts, or just have a relaxed dinner with friends.

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