Welcome to the website of University of Passau’s Natural Language Processing (CAROLL) Group! We are a dynamic research group at the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics. We focus on Computational Rhetoric techniques applied to Sentiment Analysis, Offensive language modelling and detection, Legal Tech, Argumentation Mining and other areas of NLP.

The project on which this research group is based is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) along with the University of Passau.


10. January 2022

Ramona Kühn presented on the 10th January 2022 the Poster Computational Rhetoric in Social Media and Law - CAROLL on the 2022 All-Hands-Meeting of the BMBF-funded AI Research Projects that was hosted by the Munich Center for Machine Learning.

28. September 2021

In a collaboration between Data Science Chair/CAROLL (with Prof.Dr. Michael Granitzer, Dr. Jelena Mitrovic, Mehdi Ben Amor), Regiothek (with Alexander Treml, Bastian Kühnel, Britta Biskup), and CENTOURIS (with Franziska Kellener, Dr. Stefan Mang, Judith von Minden), the project 'SMAEG Bot für regionale Lebensmittel' officialy started and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture BMEL. The project aims to make the market for regional food products more transparent and to reduce the marketing effort for the involved parties. Link to the press release.

06. July 2021

Dr. Jelena Mitrovic gave a talk about Neural Language Models for Abusive Language Detection at The AI Seminar organized by the Mathematical Institure of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

22. June 2021

Dr. Jelena Mitrovic gave a Keynote Speech at The French-German Summerschool on AI with Industry 2021 organized by the University of Passau, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and with the support from Siemens AI Lab.

21. June 2021

Rahmona Kühn and Tobias Milz submitted two posters on their research, Fantastic Figures and How To Find Them and Analysis of a German Legal Citation Network, in the context of the 2021 French-German Summer-school on Artificial Intelligence with Industry.

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