About me

Dagmar Gromann

Computer Scientist and Linguist

University of Vienna, (Center For Translation Studies)

dagmar.gromann [at] univie.ac.at

Short Bio

In May 2019, I was in the lucky position to join the Centre for Translation Studies as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor for Terminology Science and Translation Technology. I moved back to Vienna from Dresden, where I worked at the International Center for Computational Logic of the Technical University Dresden from November 2017 with Sebastian Rudolph. Prior to that I was a post-doc research fellow in Barcelona for two years in the ESSENCE Marie Curie Initial Training Network from November 2015 and worked with Marco Schorlemmer at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) as well as with other project partners.

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 and I gathered some industrial experience with companies such as Siemens, Roche Diagnostics, and Berlitz, before returning to academia.

In my PhD thesis, I focused on integrating ontologies and terminologies. My interest in the broader topic persisted in form of ontology learning and learning structured knowledge utilizing deep learning methods, but I have added a strong interest in machine learning and cognitive theories. Specifically, I have been very interested in finding ways to use the former in order to automatically extract concepts of embodied cognition, called image schemas, from natural languages. In addition, I have been interested in alternative models of language representation in distributional space and the use of deep learning methods to this end.

Recent Activities


Join our panel discussion on Genderfair Language and Genderfair Language Technology on 17 September 2021 at Erste Campus - register on our website

Organizer of the Workshop on Non-Binary Language Towards Non-Binary Language Technology (GenderFairMT) together with TU Wien, FH Campus Wien and FH St. Pölten to take place from 15 September 2021 to 17 September 2021

Organizer of the Austrian European Language Grid (ELG)-Workshop at the B2B Software Days on 11 May 2021

Invited talk at the Cardiff NLP seminar series on 18 March 2021 entitled Multilingual Information Extraction to Learn Terminological Concept Systems

My interview on "Why is terminology your passion?" conducted by the talented Justyna Dlociok is now online at Termcoord

Text2TCS submits winning system to the CogALex-VI Shared Task on multilingual paradigmatic relation identification

ELG pilot project Extracting Terminological Concept Systems from Natural Language Text (Text2TCS) funded and started in 07/2020

Presentation on Technological Multilingualism in Austria at the 1st Regional ELG Workshop: Switzerland, Austria, Germany at KONVENS 2020

SemDeep-6 will take place at IJCAI-PRICAI 2020

SemDeep team will host a session at the 15th International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy)

``Best Program Committee Award'' from ISWC 2019

Special Issue on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep) at the Semantic Web Journal is published

Joined the editorial board of the Semantic Web Journal

Video of my VIVA 2019 summer school presentation on Dialog or Dialogue? A Variation- and Domain-Aware Perspective on Computational Linguistics

Paper on semantic shifts in inflectional morphology at LDK 2019

SemDeep-5 is going to be colocated with IJCAI 2019 this year

Paper on crowdsourcing image schemas accepted at the Image Schema Day 4

SemDeep-4 at ISWC 2018

Workshop on Deep Learning for Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Technologies@ESWC 2017

Paper on Multilingual Embeddings Comparison accepted at LREC

Paper on Formalizing Image Schemas accepted at the Symposium of Applied Computing

SemDeep-3 at COLING 2018!

Our Call for Papers is out on the Special Issue on Semantic Deep Learning at the Semantic Web Journal

ACL proceedings of the Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-2) workshop online!

Paper on multilingual image schema extraction accepted at AIC 2017

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"

Member of scientific committees (PC member)

Area Co-Chair at LDK 2022 for the "Knowledge Discovery/Representation (including Knowledge Graphs, Linked Data, Terminology, Ontologies)" track

Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK) 2021 PC chair

ACM Hypertext 2021

The 16th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2021) Machine Translation Area Chair

International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2020, 2019

European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) 2020

AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2021, 2020

Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2020, 2019

Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2021, 2020, 2019

Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CONLL) 2020, 2019

International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2021, 2020

ESWC 2020, 2018

Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2020, 2018

The WebConf 2021, 2020

*SEM 2020, 2018


The biennial conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics on "Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age" 2017

Editor and reviewer for journals

Editor of the Semantic Web Journal

Editor of the journal Applied Ontology

Reviewer for



Lang, C., Wachowiak, L., Heinisch, B. & Gromann, D. (2021). Transforming Term Extraction: Transformer-Based Approaches to Multilingual Term Extraction Across Domains. In: Zong, C., Xia,F., Li, W. & Navigli, R. (eds). Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL-IJCNLP 2021, Association for Computational Linguistics, 3607–3620.

Espinosa-Anke, L., Gromann, D., Declerck, T., Breit, A., Camacho-Collados, J., Taher Pilehvar, M. & Revenko, A. (2021). Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-6). Association for Computational Linguistics, 2021.semdeep-1.0.[bibtex]

Gromann, Dagmar, Lennart Wachowiak, Christian Lang, Barbara Heinisch (2021) Multilingual Extraction of Terminological Concept Systems. In Garabick (ed.) Book of Abstract of the Workshop on Deep Learning and Neural Approaches for Linguistic Data, Skopje, North Macedonia.

Wachowiak, L. & Gromann, D. (Forthcoming). Systematic Analysis of Image Schemas in Natural Language through Explainable Multilingual Neural Language Processing. In: Proceedings of the 56th Linguistics Colloquium.

Wachowiak, L., Lang, C., Heinisch, B. & Gromann, D. (Forthcoming). Towards Learning Terminological Concept Systems from Multilingual Natural Language Text. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Language, Data, and Knowledge (LDK 2021), Zaragoza, Spain.

Yin, X., Gromann, D., & Rudolph, S. (2021). Neural Machine Translating from Natural Language to SPARQL. Future Generation Computer Systems, 117, 510-519.


Xu, C., Saldanha, E. A. D., Gromann, D., & Zhou, B. (2020). A Cognitively Motivated Approach to Spatial Information Extraction. In: Kordjamshidi, P., Bhatia, A., Alikhani, M., Baldridge, J., Bansal, M., & Moens, M. F. (eds): Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Spatial Language Understanding, pp. 18-28 [bibtex]

Wachowiak, L., Lang, C., Heinisch, B. & Gromann, D. (2020) Transrelation - A Robust Multilingual Language Model for Multilingual Relation Identification. In: Zock, M., Chersoni, E., Lenci, A. & Santus, E. (eds). Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex-VI), Association for Computational Linguistics, 59–64.

Gromann, D. (2020). Neural Language Models for the Multilingual, Transcultural, and Multimodal Semantic Web. Special Issue 10-years Semantic Web journal, Semantic Web, Vol. 11, Num. 1, pp. 29-39

Declerck, T., Siegel, M. & Gromann, D. (2020). OntoLex as a possible Bridge between WordNets and full lexical Descriptions. Proceedings of the 10th Global WordNet Conference, pp. 264-271, Wroclaw, Poland.

Rehm, G., Marheinecke, K., Hegele, S., Piperidis, S., Bontcheva, K., Hajič, J., Choukri, K., Vasiļjevs, A., Backfried, G., Prinz, C., Gómez Pérez, J. M., Meertens, L., Lukowicz, P., van Genabith, J., Lösch, A., Slusallek, P., Irgens, M., Gatellier, P., Köhler, J., Le Bars, L., Anastasiou, D., Auksoriūtė, A., Bel, N., Branco, A., Budin, G., Daelemans, W., De Smedt, K., Garabík, R., Gavriilidou, M., Gromann, D., Koeva, S., Krek, S., Krstev, C., Lindén, K., Magnini, B., Odijk, J., Ogrodniczuk, M., Rögnvaldsson, E., Rosner, M., Sandford Pedersen, B., Skadiņa, I., Tadić, M., Tufiş, D., Váradi, T., Vider, K., Way, A., Yvon, F (2020). The European Language Technology Landscape in 2020: Language-Centric and Human-Centric AI for Cross-Cultural Communication in Multilingual Europe. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2020, Frankreich.

Gromann, D. (2020). Ontologien als terminologische Begriffssysteme. In: Drewer, P., Mmayer, F. & Pulitano, D. (Eds): Terminologie: Industrie, Information, Intelligenz. Deutscher Terminologie-Tag e.V.: München, Karlsruhe, Bern. 39-48. Preprint version



Gangemi, A. & Gromann, D. (2019). Analyzing the Imagistic Foundation of Framality via Prepositions. Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO)

Macbeth, J. & Gromann, D. (2019). Towards Modeling Conceptual Dependency Primitives with Image Schema Logic. Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO)

Gromann, D., Espinosa Anke, L. & Declerck, T. (2019). Editorial on Semantic Deep Learning. Semantic Web, 10 (5). Special Issue on Semantic Deep Learning.

Xiaoyu, Y., Gromann, D. & Rudolph, S. (2019). Neural Machine Translating from Natural Language to SPARQL. CoRR ArXiv abs/1906.09302.

Gromann, D. & Declerck, T. (2019). Towards the Detection and Formal Representation of Semantic Shifts in Inflectional Morphology. In Eskevich, M., de Melo, G., Fäth, C., McCrae, J.P., Buitelaar, P., Chiarcos, C., Klimek, B., and Dojchinovski M. (eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2019). OASICS Vol. 70, 21:1--21:15.

Gromann, D. & Macbeth, J. (2019). Crowdsourcing Image Schemas. Proceedings of TriCoLore 2018.


Choi, K.-S., Espinosa Anke, L., Declerck, T., Gromann, D., Kim, J.-D., Ngonga Ngomo, A.-C., Saleem, M. & Usbeck, R. (2018), Joint Proceedings of ISWC 2018 Workshops SemDeep-4 and NLIWOD-4 co-located with the 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018), Monterey, California, US, CEUR: Vol. 2241

Cochez, M., Declerck, T., de Melo, G., Espinosa Anke, L., Fetahu, B., Gromann, D., Kejriwal, M., Koutraki, M., Lécué, F., Palumbo, E. & Sack, H. (2018). Proceedings of the First Workshop on Deep Learning for Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Technologies (DL4KGS) co-located with the 15th Extended Semantic Web Conerence (ESWC 2018), Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 4, 2018. CEUR: Vol. 2106

Ludger, J., Radicioni, D. P. & Gromann, D. (2018). Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO), collocated with the 10th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2018), CEUR: Vol. 2205

Espinosa-Anke, L., Gromann, D. & Declerck, T. (2018). The Third Workshop on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-3), collocated with the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2018), ACL Anthology Proceedings, W18-40

Rovatsos, M., Gromann, D., & Bella, G. (2018). The Taboo Challenge Competition. AI Magazine, 39(1), pp. 84-87

Hedblom, M. M., Gromann, D., & Kutz, O. (2018). In, Out and Through: Formalising some Dynamic Aspects of the Image Schema Containment. KRR - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Track at the 33rd ACM/SIGAPP Symposium of Applied Computing, pp. 918-925

Gromann, D. & Declerck, T. (2018). Comparing Pretrained Multilingual Word Embeddings on an Ontology Alignment Task. Calzolari, N. et al (eds): Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), pp. 230-236


Schnitzer, J. & Gromann, D. (2017). Estrategias de combinación de recursos lexicográficos en la adquisición de lenguas extranjeras (en contextos específicos). Revista Nebrija, Vol. 11 Num. 23, pp. 124-145

Gromann, D. & Hedblom, M.M. (2017). Body-Mind-Language: Multilingual Knowledge Extraction Based on Embodied Cognition. Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cognition (AIC), CEUR: Vol. 2090, pp. 20-33

Macbeth, J., Gromann, D. & Hedblom, M.M. (2017). Image Schemas and Conceptual Dependency Primitives: A Comparison. Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO), CEUR: Vol. 2050

Gromann, D. & Declerck, T. (2017). Hashtag Processing for Enhanced Clustering of Tweets. Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP). Varna, Bulgaria. 2017, pp. 277–283

Gromann, D. & Hedblom, M.M. (2017). Kinesthetic Mind Reader: A Method to Identify Image Schemas in Natural Language. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS), Troy, New York.

Chocrón, P. & Gromann, D. (2017). Towards Building Ontologies from Crowdsourced Data. In Joanna Bryson, Marina De Vos, and Julian Padget (eds): Proceedings of AISB Annual Convention 2017, pp. 236-246

Declerck, T. & Gromann, D. (2017). Porting the xEBR taxonomies to a LOD compliant format. Proceedings of the XBRL Academic Track co-located with Eurofiling XBRL week in Frankfurt and 19th XBRL Europe day (XBRL 2017), CEUR: VOl. 1890

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., Declerck, T. and Heigl, G. (2017). Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-2), collocated with the 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2017), ACL Anthology Proceedings W17-73

Borgo, S., Kutz, O., Loebe, F., Neuhaus, F., Adrian, K, Antovic, M., Basile, V., Boeker, M., Calvanese, D., Caselli, T., Colombo, G., Confalonieri, R., Daniele, L., Euzenat, J., Galton, A., Gromann, D., Hedblom, M.M., Herre, H., Hinterwaldner, I., Janes, A., Jansen, L., Krois, K., Lieto, A., Masolo, C., Peñaloza, R., Porello, D., Radicioni, D.P., Sanfilippo, E.M., Schober, D., Rosella, S. & Vizedom, A, (2017). Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops 2017 Episode 3: The Tyrolean Autumn of Ontology, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, September 21-23, 2017. CEUR, Vol. 2050


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, CEUR: Vol. 1660

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, pp. 1-11


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, D. & Schnitzer, H. (2015). Where do business students turn for help? An empirical study on dictionary use in foreign-language learning. Journal of Lexicography, Vol.29 (1), Oxford University Press, pp. 55–99

Gromann, D. (2015). Sharing Multilingual Terminologies with a Semantic-Based Model. First International Workshop on the Use of Multilingual Language Resources in Knowledge Representation Systems Internatinal (MLKRep) collocated with the 20th European Symposium on Language For Special Purposes (LSP), Vienna, Austria.


Gromann, D., & Declerck, T. (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, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 227-242

Gromann, D. (2014) A Model and Method to Terminologize Existing Domain Ontologies. Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, HAL, 127-136.

Gromann, D. (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), pp. 9-13

Gromann, D. (2013), Terminology meets the Multilingual Semantic Web: A Semiotic Comparison of Ontologies and Terminologies. Budin, G., & Lusicky, V. (eds.), Languages for Special Purposes in a Multilingual, Transcultural World, Proceedings of the 19th European Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes, 8-10 July 2013, Vienna, Austria. Vienna: University of Vienna, 418-428.

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, CEUR: Vol. 1188, pp. 65-69

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), Boston, MA, United States: CEUR: Vol. 936, pp. 11-22


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, pp. 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 Workshop on Modular Ontologies, CEUR: Vol. 875, pp. 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, pp. 17-26

Gromann, D. & Declerck, T. (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 (CHAT-12), Linköping, pp. 19-26

Declerck, T. & Gromann, D. (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 (CHAT-12), Linköping, pp. 41-47

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