Publications

2019
[35] Roland Roller, Gaurav Vashisth, Philippe Thomas, He Wang, Michael Mikhailov and Mark Stevenson. Graph-KD: Exploring Relational Information for Knowledge Discovery [to appear] In Proceedings of the ISWC 2018 Posters & Demonstrations, Auckland, New Zeeland, 2019
[34] Wiebke Düttmann-Rehnolt, Danilo Schmidt, Fabian Halleck, Oliver Staeck, Roland Roller, Martin Högl, Gero Lurz, Alexander Löser, Philipp Legge, Klemens Budde. Neuartige Kommunikationswege und Strukturen zur Optimierung der häuslichen Versorgung am Beispiel von nierentransplantierten Patienten In: Digitale Transformation von Dienstleistungen im Gesundheitswesen. Springer 2019
[33] Gaurav Vashisth, Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons, Michael Mikhailov and Roland Roller. Exploring Diachronic Changes of Biomedical Knowledge using Distributed Concept Representations In Proceedings of BioNLP 2019, Florence, Italy, 2019
[32] Stefan Becker, Klemens Budde, Frank Tillmann, Karoline Koisar, Laura Wamprecht, Markus Müschenich, Sven Meister, Roland Roller. Digitale Nephrologie. In: DGIM/DMW "Digitale Medizin" [pdf].
[31] Ziawasch Abedjan, Nozha Boujemaa, Stuart Campbell, Patricia Casla, Supriyo Chatterjea, Sergio Consoli, Cristobal Costa-Soria, Paul Czech, Marija Despenic, Chiara Garattini, Dirk Hamelinck, Adrienne Heinrich, Wessel Kraaij, Jacek Kustra, Aizea Lojo, Marga Martin Sanchez, Miguel A. Mayer, Matteo Melideo, Ernestina Menasalvas, Frank Moller Aarestrup, Elvira Narro Artigot, Milan Petkovic, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, Alejandro Rodriguez Gonzalez, Gisele Roesems Kerremans, Roland Roller, Mario Romao, Stefan Ruping, Felix Sasaki, Wouter Spek, Nenad Stojanovic, Jack Thoms, Andrejs Vasiljevs, Wilfried Verachtert, Roel Wuyts. Data Science in healthcare: benefits, challenges and opportunities. In Consoli, Sergio, Reforgiato Recupero, Diego, Petković, Milan (Eds.), Data Science for Healthcare - Methodologies and Applications. Springer
2018
[30] Johannes Kirschnick, Philippe Thomas, Roland Roller, Leonhard Hennig. SIA: a scalable interoperable annotation server for biomedical named entities. In: Journal of Cheminformatics (JCheminf) 10:63, BioMed Central 12/2018. [pdf]
[29] Roland Roller, Philippe Thomas and Sven Schmeier. Football and Beer - a Social Media Analysis on Twitter in Context of the FIFA Football World Cup 2018. In Proceedings of Social Media Mining for Health Applications (SMM4H), Brussels, Belgium
[28] Elif Kara, Tatjana Zeen, Aleksandra Gabryszak, Klemens Budde, Danilo Schmidt and Roland Roller. A Domain-adapted Dependency Parser for German Clinical Text. In Proceedings of KONVENS 2018 "The Conference on Natural Language Processing", Vienna, Austria [pdf][poster]
[27] Julian Moreno Schneider, Roland Roller, Peter Bourgonje, Stefanie Hegele and Georg Rehm. Towards the Automatic Classification of Offensive Language and Related Phenomena in German Tweets. In Proceedings of GermEval 2018, 14th Conference on Natural Language Processing (KONVENS 2018), Vienna, Austria [pdf]
[26] Danilo Schmidt, Verena Graf, Roland Roller, Oliver Staeck, Thomas Tolxdorff, Thorsten Schaaf, Alexander Löser, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit, Philipp Legge, Gero Lurz, Marco Wedekind, Kai Sachs, Sonja Oechsler, Klemens Budde, Sebastian Gaede, Fabian Halleck. Integrierte Versorgung chronisch kranker Patienten am Beispiel von MACSS. In Aljoscha Burchardt, Hans Uszkoreit (Eds.), IT für soziale Inklusion: Digitalisierung - Künstliche Intelligenz - Zukunft für alle (pp. 41-50). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. [pdf]
[25] Roland Roller, Madeleine Kittner, Dirk Weissenborn, Ulf Leser. Cross-lingual Candidate Search for Biomedical Concept Normalization. In Proceedings of MultilingualBIO, Miyazaki, Japan [pdf] [slides]
2017
[24] Roland Roller, Nils Rethmeier, Philippe Thomas, Marc Hübner, Hans Uszkoreit, Fabian Halleck, Oliver Staeck, Klemens Budde and Danilo Schmidt. Detecting Named Entities and Relations in German Clinical Reports. [pdf] In Proceedings of GSCL 2017, Berlin, Germany
[23] Viviana Cotik, Darío Filippo, Roland Roller, Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu. Annotation of Entities and Relations in Spanish Radiology Reports. [pdf] [bibtex] In Proceedings of RANLP 2017, Varna Bulgaria
[22] F. Halleck, D. Schmidt, S. Georgi, V. Graf, S. Gaede, R. Roller, K. Budde und O. Staeck. mHealth und digitales Management nach Nierentransplantation. In Nieren- und Hochdruckkrankheiten, November 2017
[21] Antonio Jimeno Yepes, Aurélie Névéol, Mariana Neves, Karin Verspoor, Ondrej Bojar, Arthur Boyer, Cristian Grozea, Barry Haddow, Madeleine Kittner, Yvonne Lichtblau, Pavel Pecina, Roland Roller, Amy Siu, Philippe Thomas, and Saskia Trescher. Findings of the WMT 2017 Biomedical Translation Shared Task. In Proceedings of the Second Conference on Machine Translation (WMT17) at EMNLP. Copenhagen, Denmark [pdf]
[20] Jurica Ševa, Madeleine Kittner, Roland Roller and Ulf Leser. Multi-lingual ICD-10 coding using a hybrid rule-based and supervised classification approach at CLEF eHealth 2017. CLEF 2017 Online Working Notes. CEUR-WS, Dulin, Ireland [pdf]
2016
[19] Viviana Cotik, Roland Roller, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit, Klemens Budde and Danilo Schmidt. Negation Detection in Clinical Reports Written in German. In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining (BioTxtM), Osaka, Japan [pdf] [bibtex] [German NegEx trigger set]
[18] Roland Roller, Hans Uszkoreit, Feiyu Xu, Laura Seiffe, Michael Mikhailov, Oliver Staek, Klemens Budde, Fabian Halleck and Danilo Schmidt. A fine-grained corpus annotation schema of German nephrology records. In Proceedings of the Clinical Natural Language Processing Workshop, Osaka, Japan [pdf] [bibtex]
[17] Roland Roller. Detecting Biomedical Relations using Distant Supervision. PhD Thesis, University of Sheffield. [pdf]
[16] Dirk Weissenborn, Roland Roller, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit and Enrique Garcia Perez. A Light-weight & Robust System for Clinical Concept Disambiguation. In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine, SMBM 2016, Potsdam, Germany [pdf] [bibtex]
2015
[15] Roland Roller and Mark Stevenson. Held-out versus Gold Standard: Comparison of Evaluation Strategies for Distantly Supervised Relation Extraction from Medline abstracts. In Proceedings of the The Sixth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis (Louhi), Lisbon, Portugal [pdf] [bibtex] [poster] [corpus]
[14] Roland Roller, Eneko Agirre, Aitor Soroa and Mark Stevenson. Improving distant supervision using inference learning. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, Beijing, China [pdf] [bibtex] [corpus]
[13] Roland Roller; Mark Stevenson. Making the most of limited training data using distant supervision. In Proceedings of the BioNLP 2015 Workshop, Beijing, China [pdf] [bibtex]
2014
[12] Roland Roller; Mark Stevenson. Self-Supervised Relation Extraction using UMLS. Information Access Evaluation. Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction - 5th International Conference of the CLEF Initiative, Sheffield, UK [bibtex] The publication won the best paper award of CLEF 2014.
[11 ] Roland Roller; Mark Stevenson. Applying UMLS for Distantly Supervised Relation Detection, Proceedings of the The Fifth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis, Gothenburg, Sweden [pdf] [bibtex]
2013
[10] Roland Roller; Mark Stevenson. Identification of Genia Events using Multiple Classifiers, Proceedings of the BioNLP Shared Task 2013 Workshop, pages 125-129, Sofia, Bulgaria [pdf] [bibtex]
2012
[9] Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Florian Kretzschmar; Sebastian Möller; Norbert Reithinger. Natural vs. Synthesized Speech in Spoken Dialog Systems Research - Comparing the Performance of Recognition Results. Proceedings of Sprachkommunikation (10. IGT-Fachtagung), Braunschweig
[8] Roland Roller; Shinji Watanabe; Tomoharu Iwata. Effect of Dialog Acts on Word Use in Polylogue, Proceedings of ICASSP 2012, Kyoto, Japan
2011
[7] Roland Roller; Tatjana Scheffler; Norbert Reithinger. Human-Machine Corpus Analysis for Generation and Interaction with Spoken Dialog Systems, In: KI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2011), Berlin, Germany
[6] Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger. SpeechEval: A Domain-Independent User Simulation Platform for Spoken Dialog System Evaluation, Proceedings of IWSDS 2011
2010
[5] Jana Götze; Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger. User Simulation for the Evaluation of Bus Information Systems, Proceedings of 2010 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology. IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT-2010), December 12-15, Berkeley, CA, United States
2009
[4] Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger. SpeechEval - Evaluating Spoken Dialog Systems by User Simulation, Proceedings of the 6th IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems (KRPD-09), July 12, Pasadena, CA, United States
[3] Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger. Semi-Automatic Creation of Resources for Spoken Dialog Systems, KI 2009: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2009), September 15-18, Paderborn, Germany
[2] Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger. "VOICE Awards": A German Human-Machine Dialog Corpus, American Association of Corpus Linguistics, Edmonton, Canada, 2009. [corpus]
[1] Sebastian Möller; Robert Schleicher; Dmitry Butenkov; Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht; Florian Gödde; Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger. Usability Engineering for Spoken Dialog Systems via Statistical User Models, First International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology. International Workshop On Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS-2009), December 9-11, Kloster Irsee, Germany, n/a, 2009.

Invited Talks & Presentations

27 June 2019 - Talk at Heidelberger Kongress des Fachverbandes Sucht e.V.: "Künstliche Intelligenz in der Medizin: natürliche Sprachverarbeitung, maschinelles Lernen und die datengetriebene Unterstützung von Patienten"

9 April 2019 - Panel Discussion at DMEA in Berlin: "AI in the Healthcare System – Part 1: Data Knows Better"

12 November 2018 - Joint talk with Wiebke Düttmann-Rehnolt at European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) 2018 in Vienna: "Optimizing the care of kidney transplant patients using Big Data"

7 November 2018 - Talk at Future Medicine 2018 in Berlin: "Early detection of complications in patients after kidney transplant"

16 October 2018 - Talk at Smart Data Forum in Berlin: "Medical Data Analytics for Chronic Kidney Disease"

8 October 2018 - Talk at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in context of Medizindiagnostik und KI: "Informationszugriff und Medizindiagnostik in der Nephrologie"

23 March 2018 - Panel Discussion at XPOMET in Leipzig: "Healthcare for all: The transformative potential of artificial intelligence"

12 June 2017 - Computer Linguistic Colloquium in Potsdam: "Detecting Biomedical Relations using Distant Supervision"

20 November 2015 - Talk at the Field Trip of the German Canadian Concourse at Charité Berlin: "Information Extraction for Clinical Text"

28 January 2015 - Talk in the IXA group in San Sebastian: "Biomedical Relation Extraction using Distant Supervision"

20 June 2014 - Talk at the University of Sheffield Symposium (USES): "Distantly Supervised Relation Extraction for Biomedical Literature"

Media

E-Health: Ideen gesucht für die Patientenakte in Ärzteblatt, 2019

El consumo de cerveza aumenta en cada país cuando juega su selección in Technology Review, 29.11.2018

How beer-related tweeting climaxed during the World Cup in Technology Review, 22.11.2018

"Bei der Verarbeitung deutscher klinischer Daten steht die Forschung im Vergleich zum englischen Sprachraum noch am Anfang" in Ärzteblatt, 19.04.2018

Saarbrücker Pioniere der Sprachsteuerung, Saarbrücker Zeitung, 07.11.2017

Gesundheitssystem: Dr. KI, zur Visite bitte!, 13.09.2017

Robotic bartender understands verbal orders and tells jokes, New Atlas, 12.03.2006

Studenten bauen sprechende LEGO-Roboter, campus, January 2005

Roboter serviert Orangensaft, Saarbrücker Zeitung, 23.11.2004

Kollege Roboter gibt einen aus, POTATO Magazin, #24, November 2004