Dagmar Gromann

Computer Scientist and Linguist

Technical University Dresden (International Center for Computational Logic)

dagmar.gromann [at] gmail.com

Short Bio

I joined the International Center for Computational Logic at the at the Technical University Dresden in November 2017 to work 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 since 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. 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

SemDeep-4 at ISWC 2018

Member of the scientific committee of ESWC and *SEM 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

Member of the Scientific Committee of LREC 2018

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

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

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



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

Gromann, D. & Declerck, T. (2018). Comparing Pretrained Multilingual Word Embeddings on an Ontology Alignment Task. LREC


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)

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

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. ACS 2017

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, 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), (Volume 1890; CEUR Workshop Proceedings)

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, (Volume 1660; CEUR Workshop Proceedings)

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, 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, 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 (1), 55–99, 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'. Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, HAL, 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.), 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 (Volume 1188; CEUR Workshop Proceedings), 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) (Volume 936; Boston, MA, United States: CEUR Workshop Proceedings), 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), 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, (Volume 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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