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Frank Drewes

My research interests are formal and natural languages and their analysis, in particular in combination with other modalities such as images and video for multimodal media analysis.

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Professor at Department of Computing Science Role: Director of studies
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MIT-huset, Umeå universitet, MIT.C.444 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

You can find my office in the MIT building, 4th floor, room MIT.C.444.

I am a member of the research group Foundations of Language Processing, which is part of Language Processing Center North. My research interests are formal and natural languages and their analysis, in particular in combination with other modalities such as images and video. One of the current aims is to combine finite-state techniques such as automata and grammars with continuous vector representations. Several of my projects in this area are AI projects targeting multimodal media analysis. In particular, I am interested in ways to create structural representations based on graphs. Examples are automata and grammars that process semantic representations of sentences such as Abstract Meaning Representations, and how those can be made use of for media analysis.

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.

I currently supervise several PhD students and have been the supervisor of three PhD students who have been awarded the degree of doctor:

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.

Journal of computer and system sciences (Print), Elsevier 2021, Vol. 118 : 1-27
Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank; Ericson, Petter; et al.
Graph Transformation: 14th International Conference, ICGT 2021, Held as Part of STAF 2021, Virtual Event, June 24–25, 2021, Proceedings
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold; Minas, Mark
ACM Digital Library 2021
Hatefi, Arezoo; Vu, Xuan-Son; Bhuyan, Monowar H.; et al.
SLTC 2020 – The Eighth Swedish Language Technology Conference, Online, November 25–27, 2020
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Mollevik, Iris
Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING) : 730-744
Dahlgren Lindström, Adam; Björklund, Johanna; Bensch, Suna; et al.
ICGT 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold; Minas, Mark
SLTC 2020 – The Eighth Swedish Language Technology Conference, Online, November 25–27, 2020
Hatefi, Arezoo; Drewes, Frank
Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 806 : 344-362
Jäger, Gerold; Drewes, Frank
Proceedings of the 16th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language, Association for Computational Linguistics 2019 : 1-11
Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank; Ericson, Petter
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.
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
Journal of computer and system sciences (Print), Vol. 104 : 119-130
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Zechner, Niklas
Information and Computation, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 265 : 57-76
Blum, Johannes; Drewes, Frank
The Journal of logical and algebraic methods in programming, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 104 : 303-341
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold; Minas, Mark
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
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
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
Report / UMINF, 18.16
Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank; Ericson, Petter
Report / UMINF, 18.13
Björklund, Henrik; Drewes, Frank; Ericson, Petter; et al.
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
Computational linguistics - Association for Computational Linguistics (Print), Cambridge: MIT Press 2018, Vol. 44, (1) : 119-186
Chiang, David; Drewes, Frank; Gildea, Daniel; et al.
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
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
Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 682 : 30-41
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Jonsson, Anna
Proceedings of the 15th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MoL 2017) : 88-99
Drewes, Frank
Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 679 : 1-1
Drewes, Frank
Bulletin of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, European Association for Theoretical Computer Science 2017, Vol. 121 : 142-163
Drewes, Frank
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
Fundamenta Informaticae, IOS Press 2017, Vol. 155 : 89-110
Drewes, Frank; Holzer, Markus; Jakobi, Sebastian; et al.
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms, Association for Computational Linguistics 2017 : 102-111
Drewes, Frank; Jonsson, Anna
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
Workshop on Trends in Tree Automata and Tree Transducers (TTATT 2016), Seoul, South Korea, July 18, 2016
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Jonsson, Anna
Proc. 10th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2016), Springer Publishing Company 2016 : 427-438
Blum, Johannes; Drewes, Frank
Proceedings of the SIGFSM Workshop on Statistical NLP and Weighted Automata, Association for Computational Linguistics 2016 : 60-69
Drewes, Frank; Gebhardt, Kilian; Vogler, Heiko
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
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 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW)
Aichroth, Patrick; Weigel, Christian; Kurz, Thomas; et al.
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
Fundamenta Informaticae, 136:1-2
Proc. 9th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications, Springer 2015 : 97-108
Björklund, Johanna; Drewes, Frank; Zechner, Niklas
Acta Cybernetica, Vol. 22, (2) : 373-392
Drewes, Frank; Engelfriet, Joost
Information and Computation, Vol. 245 : 213-258
Drewes, Frank; Engelfriet, Joost
Acta Informatica, Springer 2015, Vol. 52, (6) : 497-524
Drewes, Frank; Hoffmann, Berthold
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
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.
Dagstuhl Reports, 5
Drewes, Frank; Knight, Kevin; Kuhlmann, Marco
Logical Methods in Computer Science, Vol. 11, (4)
Drewes, Frank; Leroux, Jérôme
Theoretical Computer Science, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 531 : 1-25
Bensch, Suna; Drewes, Frank; Jürgensen, Helmut; et al.
Report / UMINF, 14.12
Berglund, Martin

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