Georg Heigold received his Diplom degree in physics from ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, in 2000. He was employed as a software engineer at De La Rue, Bern, Switzerland, from 2000 to 2003. From 2004 to 2010, he was a research assistant at the Computer Science Department of the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. In summer 2008, he worked as an intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA. From 2010 to 2015, he was a scientist in the speech team at Google, Mountain View, USA. Since 2015, he has been working as a senior scientist in the multilingual technologies group at DFKI. His research interests include automatic speech recognition, discriminative training, and log-linear modeling. He has also actively contributed to the research corpus on language processing and deep learning.
Dagmar Gromann is a post-doc research fellow in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ESSENCE on the dynamic evolution of shared semantics in computational environments. She completed her PhD on multilingual conceptual modeling at the University of Vienna in 2015 and focused on the integration of ontologies and terminologies. Since then she has centered her research around learning ontologies from multilingual natural language texts and methodologies for the alignment of multilingual ontologies. For this purpose, she has been using distributional semantics and word embeddings for the purpose of word sense disambiguation for ontology learning.
Thierry Declerck has been a senior researcher at the multilingual technologies group of the DFKI GmbH since June 1996 and simultaneously works for the Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics of Saarland University in Saarbrücken. In addition, he is a senior member at the Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He heads the FP7 project PHEME on computer veracity in social media to run until the end of 2016 and joined the H2020 project FREME on digital content enrichment started in February 2015. His numerous current and past projects, such as TrendMiner or FP7 LIDER, have been dealing with the relation of language technologies and semantic conceptual representations and with infrastructures for language resources. Thierry Declerck was also actively involved in ISO TC37/SC4/ (on language resources management) and now contributes to the standardization activities of the W3C consortium (the Ontolex Community Group).