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Department of Computational Linguistics Digital Linguistics

Deborah Jakobi

Deborah Jakobi, M.A.

  • PhD candidate
  • Digital Linguistics

I am a second-year PhD student in Computational Linguistics, supervised by Prof. Dr. Lena A. Jäger and co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Rico Sennrich. I have a Master's degree in Computational Linguistics & Language Technology and Informatics from UZH.

My interests lie at the intersection of computational psycholinguistics and machine learning reserach. On the one hand this  includes the development of new methods and tools to process, evaluate and analyse cognitive data and on the other hand implementing machine learning methods to predict reader or language properties from cognitive data, and how to use cognitive data to improve, evaluate and analyse machine learning methods.



PoTeC: A German Naturalistic Eye-tracking-while-reading Corpus, under review
Deborah N. Jakobi, Thomas Kern, David R. Reich, Patrick Haller & Lena A. Jäger
[http | bib]

ScanDL: A Diffusion Model for Generating Synthetic Scanpaths on Texts,  EMNLP 2023
Lena S. Bolliger, David R. Reich, Patrick Haller, Deborah N. Jakobi, Paul Prasse, Lena A. Jäger
[ http |Video|Poster|bib]

pymovements: A Python package for eye movement data processing, ETRA 2023
Daniel G. Krakowczyk, David R. Reich, Jakob Chwastek, Assunta Süss, Paul Prasse, Deborah N. Jakobi, Oleksii Turuta, Paweł Kasprowski and Lena A. Jäger
[Arxiv preprint |bib | https]



Talks and Posters

MultiplEYE: A multi-lab effort to establish new standards for the collection and pre-processing of multi-lingual eyetracking-while-reading data,  X-PPL 2023 (talk)
Deborah N. Jakobi, Maroš Filip, Ramunė Kasperė, Nora Hollenstein, Lena A. Jäger &  The MultiplEYE Team

The MultiplEYE Reading Corpus, X-PPL 2023 (poster)
Deborah N. Jakobi, Maroš Filip, Ramunė Kasperė, Nora Hollenstein, Lena A. Jäger &  The MultiplEYE Team
[Poster Gallery ]


Summer School, University of Potsdam, August 2023

Teaching at the SFB 1287 Summer School at the University of Potsdamtogether with Prof. Dr. Lena A. Jäger and Shuwen Deng. We have been teaching on "Generating human-like Scanpaths in Reading using Deep Neural Sequence Models" specifically introducing Eyettention.


COST action training school,  April 2023

Trainer at MultiplEYE COST actiontraining school, April 26 - April 28, 2023, in Kaunas, Lithuania. My sessions were about running and implementing an eye-tracking experiment with Python specifically for researchers without programming experience.

Teaching Assistance / Student Tutor

FS 2023

Lecture (MSc/MA): Advanced Machine Learning

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HS 2022

Lecture (BSc/BA): Database Systems

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FS 2021

Lecture (BSc/BA): Software Construction

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