mEx - An Information Extraction Platform for German Medical Text. Roland Roller, Christoph Alt, Laura Seiffe and He Wang, In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Healthcare and Life Sciences (SWAT4HCLS'2018), Antwerp, Belgium
Football and Beer - a Social Media Analysis on Twitter in Context of the FIFA Football World Cup 2018. Roland Roller, Philippe Thomas and Sven Schmeier, In Proceedings of Social Media Mining for Health Applications (SMM4H), Brussels, Belgium
A Domain-adapted Dependency Parser for German Clinical Text. Elif Kara, Tatjana Zeen, Aleksandra Gabryszak, Klemens Budde, Danilo Schmidt and Roland Roller, In Proceedings of KONVENS 2018 "The Conference on Natural Language Processing", Vienna, Austria [pdf][poster]
Towards the Automatic Classification of Offensive Language and Related Phenomena in German Tweets. Julian Moreno Schneider, Roland Roller, Peter Bourgonje, Stefanie Hegele and Georg Rehm, In Proceedings of GermEval 2018, 14th Conference on Natural Language Processing (KONVENS 2018), Vienna, Austria [pdf]
Integrierte Versorgung chronisch kranker Patienten am Beispiel von MACSS. 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, In Aljoscha Burchardt, Hans Uszkoreit (Eds.), IT für soziale Inklusion: Digitalisierung - Künstliche Intelligenz - Zukunft für alle (pp. 41-50). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. [pdf]
Cross-lingual Candidate Search for Biomedical Concept Normalization. Roland Roller, Madeleine Kittner, Dirk Weissenborn, Ulf Leser, In Proceedings of MultilingualBIO, Miyazaki, Japan [pdf] [slides]
Detecting Named Entities and Relations in German Clinical Reports. Roland Roller, Nils Rethmeier, Philippe Thomas, Marc Hübner, Hans Uszkoreit, Fabian Halleck, Oliver Staeck, Klemens Budde and Danilo Schmidt, [pdf] In Proceedings of GSCL 2017, Berlin, Germany
Annotation of Entities and Relations in Spanish Radiology Reports. Viviana Cotik, Darío Filippo, Roland Roller, Hans Uszkoreit and Feiyu Xu, [pdf] [bibtex] In Proceedings of RANLP 2017, Varna Bulgaria
mHealth und digitales Management nach Nierentransplantation. F. Halleck, D. Schmidt, S. Georgi, V. Graf, S. Gaede, R. Roller, K. Budde und O. Staeck, In Nieren- und Hochdruckkrankheiten, November 2017
Findings of the WMT 2017 Biomedical Translation Shared Task. 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., In Proceedings of the Second Conference on Machine Translation (WMT17) at EMNLP. Copenhagen, Denmark [pdf]
Multi-lingual ICD-10 coding using a hybrid rule-based and supervised classification approach at CLEF eHealth 2017. Jurica Ševa, Madeleine Kittner, Roland Roller and Ulf Leser, CLEF 2017 Online Working Notes. CEUR-WS, Dulin, Ireland [pdf]
Negation Detection in Clinical Reports Written in German. Viviana Cotik, Roland Roller, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit, Klemens Budde and Danilo Schmidt, In Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for Biomedical Text Mining (BioTxtM), Osaka, Japan [pdf] [bibtex] [German NegEx trigger set]
A fine-grained corpus annotation schema of German nephrology records. Roland Roller, Hans Uszkoreit, Feiyu Xu, Laura Seiffe, Michael Mikhailov, Oliver Staek, Klemens Budde, Fabian Halleck and Danilo Schmidt, In Proceedings of the Clinical Natural Language Processing Workshop, Osaka, Japan [pdf] [bibtex]
Detecting Biomedical Relations using Distant Supervision. Roland Roller, PhD Thesis, University of Sheffield. [pdf]
A Light-weight & Robust System for Clinical Concept Disambiguation. Dirk Weissenborn, Roland Roller, Feiyu Xu, Hans Uszkoreit and Enrique Garcia Perez, In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Semantic Mining in Biomedicine, SMBM 2016, Potsdam, Germany [pdf] [bibtex]
Held-out versus Gold Standard: Comparison of Evaluation Strategies for Distantly Supervised Relation Extraction from Medline abstracts. Roland Roller and Mark Stevenson, In Proceedings of the The Sixth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis (Louhi), Lisbon, Portugal [pdf] [bibtex] [poster] [corpus]
Improving distant supervision using inference learning. Roland Roller, Eneko Agirre, Aitor Soroa and Mark Stevenson, 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]
Making the most of limited training data using distant supervision. Roland Roller; Mark Stevenson, In Proceedings of the BioNLP 2015 Workshop, Beijing, China [pdf] [bibtex]
Self-Supervised Relation Extraction using UMLS. Roland Roller; Mark Stevenson, 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.
Applying UMLS for Distantly Supervised Relation Detection, Roland Roller; Mark Stevenson, Proceedings of the The Fifth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis, Gothenburg, Sweden [pdf] [bibtex]
Identification of Genia Events using Multiple Classifiers, Roland Roller; Mark Stevenson, Proceedings of the BioNLP Shared Task 2013 Workshop, pages 125-129, Sofia, Bulgaria [pdf] [bibtex]
Natural vs. Synthesized Speech in Spoken Dialog Systems Research - Comparing the Performance of Recognition Results. Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Florian Kretzschmar; Sebastian Möller; Norbert Reithinger, Proceedings of Sprachkommunikation (10. IGT-Fachtagung), Braunschweig
Effect of Dialog Acts on Word Use in Polylogue, Roland Roller; Shinji Watanabe; Tomoharu Iwata, Proceedings of ICASSP 2012, Kyoto, Japan
Human-Machine Corpus Analysis for Generation and Interaction with Spoken Dialog Systems, Roland Roller; Tatjana Scheffler; Norbert Reithinger, In: KI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2011), Berlin, Germany
SpeechEval: A Domain-Independent User Simulation Platform for Spoken Dialog System Evaluation, Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger, Proceedings of IWSDS 2011
User Simulation for the Evaluation of Bus Information Systems, Jana Götze; Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger, Proceedings of 2010 IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology. IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology (SLT-2010), December 12-15, Berkeley, CA, United States
SpeechEval - Evaluating Spoken Dialog Systems by User Simulation, Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger, Proceedings of the 6th IJCAI Workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning in Practical Dialogue Systems (KRPD-09), July 12, Pasadena, CA, United States
Semi-Automatic Creation of Resources for Spoken Dialog Systems, Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger, KI 2009: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2009), September 15-18, Paderborn, Germany
"VOICE Awards": A German Human-Machine Dialog Corpus, Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger, American Association of Corpus Linguistics, Edmonton, Canada, 2009. [corpus]
Usability Engineering for Spoken Dialog Systems via Statistical User Models, Sebastian Möller; Robert Schleicher; Dmitry Butenkov; Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht; Florian Gödde; Tatjana Scheffler; Roland Roller; Norbert Reithinger, 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

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

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

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

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

23th of March 2018 - Podium Discussion at XPOMET in Leipzig

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

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

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

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


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