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Frank Drewes

Chair of the faculty's Research Education Committee, director of studies and examiner of the PhD programme in Computing Science, and director of the Master's Programme in Computing Science.

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Affiliation
Professor at Department of Computing Science Role: Director of studies
Location
Plan 4, MIT-huset, E454 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am primus inter pares of the research group Foundations of Language Processing, which is part of Language Processing Center North. My research interests are formal language theory in a wide sense and its application to problems in computational linguistics and natural language processing. Recently, this has been extended to multimodal media analysis. In particular, I am interested in structural representations of natural language that combine different aspects such as syntax, semantics, and context knowledge. Currently, I am mostly interested in the algorithmics of automata and grammars that process semantic representations of sentences such as Abstract Meaning Representations.

You will find my office in the MIT building, 4th floor, room E454.

Previously, I have been active in the field of grammatical picture generation. Information about a book on this subject that I have written (in the Springer EATCS series Texts in Theoretical Computer Science) is available here.

You may also be interested to have a look at the system TREEBAG.

So far I have been the main supervisor of three PhD students:

Johanna Björklund (then Johanna Högberg)
Christina Igasto (then Christina Olsén)
Martin Berglund

On a more personal note, in my sparetime I keep and breed Dendrobates (also somewhat misleadingly called dart frogs) and I try to develop my photographic skills. Feel free to visit my pages on Dendrobates (in Swedish) and about my photographs.

2019
Proceedings of the 16th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language, Association for Computational Linguistics 2019 : 1-11
Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank; Ericson, Petter
2019
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing, Association for Computational Linguistics 2019 : 7-17
Björklund, Johanna; Cohen, Shay B.; Drewes, Frank; et al.
2019
Implementation and Application of Automata: 24th International Conference, CIAA 2019 Košice, Slovakia, July 22–25, 2019, Proceedings, Springer 2019 : 83-94
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Satta, Giorgio
2019
Journal of computer and system sciences (Print), Vol. 104 : 119-130
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Zechner, Niklas
2019
Information and Computation, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 265 : 57-76
Blum, Johannes; Drewes, Frank
2019
The Journal of logical and algebraic methods in programming, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 104 : 303-341
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold; Minas, Mark
2019
Graph Transformation: 12th International Conference, ICGT 2019, Held as Part of STAF 2019, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, July 15–16, 2019, Proceedings, Springer 2019 : 55-72
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold; Minas, Mark
2019
Theoretical Computer Science
Jäger, Gerold; Drewes, Frank
2018
Journal of Automata, Languages and Combinatorics, Institut für Informatik, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen 2018, Vol. 23, (1-3) : 19-38
Berglund, Martin; Drewes, Frank; Merwe, Brink van der
2018
Tenth Workshop on Non-Classical Models of Automata and Applications (NCMA 2018), Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft 2018 : 49-64
Berglund, Martin; Drewes, Frank; Merwe, Brink van der
2018
Report / UMINF, 18.16
Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank; Ericson, Petter
2018
Report / UMINF, 18.13
Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank; Ericson, Petter; et al.
2018
Implementation and Application of Automata: 23rd International Conference, CIAA 2018, Charlottetown, PE, Canada, July 30 – August 2, 2018, Proceedings, Springer 2018 : 197-108
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Jonsson, Anna
2018
Computational linguistics - Association for Computational Linguistics (Print), Cambridge: MIT Press 2018, Vol. 44, (1) : 119-186
Chiang, David; Drewes, Frank; Gildea, Daniel; et al.
2018
SAGT: International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory: 11th International Symposium, SAGT 2018, Beijing, China, September 11-14, 2018, Proceedings, Springer 2018 : 261-266
Jäger, Gerold; Drewes, Frank
2017
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms (TAG+13), Association for Computational Linguistics 2017 : 94-101
Berglund, Martin; Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank
2017
Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 682 : 30-41
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Jonsson, Anna
2017
Proceedings of the 15th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MoL 2017) : 88-99
Drewes, Frank
2017
Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 679 : 1-1
Drewes, Frank
2017
Bulletin of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, European Association for Theoretical Computer Science 2017, Vol. 121 : 142-163
Drewes, Frank
2017
Graph Transformation: 10th International Conference, ICGT 2017, Held as Part of STAF 2017, Marburg, Germany, July 18-19, 2017, Proceedings, Cham: Springer 2017 : 106-122
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold; Minas, Mark
2017
Fundamenta Informaticae, IOS Press 2017, Vol. 155 : 89-110
Drewes, Frank; Holzer, Markus; Jakobi, Sebastian; et al.
2017
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms, Association for Computational Linguistics 2017 : 102-111
Drewes, Frank; Jonsson, Anna
2016
Proc. 10th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2016), Springer Publishing Company 2016 : 521-532
Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank; Ericson, Petter
2016
Workshop on Trends in Tree Automata and Tree Transducers (TTATT 2016), Seoul, South Korea, July 18, 2016
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Jonsson, Anna
2016
Proc. 10th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2016), Springer Publishing Company 2016 : 427-438
Blum, Johannes; Drewes, Frank
2016
Proceedings of the SIGFSM Workshop on Statistical NLP and Weighted Automata, Association for Computational Linguistics 2016 : 60-69
Drewes, Frank; Gebhardt, Kilian; Vogler, Heiko
2016
Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations: STAF 2016 Collocated Workshops: DataMod, GCM, HOFM, MELO, SEMS, VeryComp, Vienna Austria, July 4-8, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, Springer 2016 : 112-128
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold; Minas, Mark
2016
Workshop on Trends in Tree Automata and Tree Transducers (TTATT 2016), Seoul, South Korea, July 18, 2016
Drewes, Frank; Merwe, Brink van der; Weideman, Nicolaas
2015
2015 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW)
Aichroth, Patrick; Weigel, Christian; Kurz, Thomas; et al.
2015
Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Non-Classical Modelsof Automata and Applications (NCMA 2015), Austrian Computer Society 2015 : 73-90
Bensch, Suna; Drewes, Frank; Hellström, Thomas
2015
Fundamenta Informaticae, 136:1-2
2015
Proc. 9th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications, Springer 2015 : 97-108
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Zechner, Niklas
2015
Acta Cybernetica, Vol. 22, (2) : 373-392
Drewes, Frank; Engelfriet, Joost
2015
Information and Computation, Vol. 245 : 213-258
Drewes, Frank; Engelfriet, Joost
2015
Acta Informatica, Springer 2015, Vol. 52, (6) : 497-524
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold
2015
Graph Transformation (ICGT 2015): 8th International Conference, ICGT 2015, Held as Part of STAF 2015, L'Aquila, Italy, July 21-23, 2015. Proceedings, Springer Publishing Company 2015 : 19-34
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold; Minas, Mark
2015
Machines, Computations, and Universality: 7th International Conference, MCU 2015, Famagusta, North Cyprus, September 9-11, 2015, Proceedings, Springer Publishing Company 2015 : 45-60
Drewes, Frank; Holzer, Markus; Jakobi, Sebastian; et al.
2015
Dagstuhl Reports, 5
Drewes, Frank; Knight, Kevin; Kuhlmann, Marco
2015
Logical Methods in Computer Science, Vol. 11, (4)
Drewes, Frank; Leroux, Jérôme
2014
Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 531 : 1-25
Bensch, Suna; Drewes, Frank; Jürgensen, Helmut; et al.
2014
Report / UMINF, 14.12
Berglund, Martin
2014
14th International Conference Automata and Formal Languages
Berglund, Martin; Drewes, Frank; van der Merwe, Brink
2014
Report / UMINF, 14.04
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold
2013
Proceedings of the 13th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MoL 13), Association for Computational Linguistics 2013 : 21-29
Berglund, Martin; Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank
2013
Developments in Language Theory: 17th International Conference, DLT 2013, Marne-la-Vallée, France, June 18-21, 2013. Proceedings, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg 2013 : 70-81
Berglund, Martin; Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank; et al.
2013
Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems: 15th International Workshop, DCFS 2013, London, ON, Canada, July 22-25, 2013. Proceedings : 14-16
Drewes, Frank

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