Project Leaders

Prof. Reinhold Kliegl

Reinhold Kliegl is professor of experimental psychology and director of the Center of Excellence Cognitive Sciences of University of Potsdam, Germany. His research focuses on how the dynamics of language-related, perceptual, and oculomotor processes subserve attentional control, using reading, spatial attention, and working memory tasks as experimental venues. He also examines neural correlates and age-related differences in these processes.

Dr. Thomas Hanneforth

Thomas Hanneforth works as computational linguist at the Department for Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany. He teaches theoretical computational linguistics. His research focuses on formal languages in the field of computational linguistics with special interest in automata theory. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Potsdam with the thesis "Aspekte der morphologischen Analyse des Deutschen" (Aspects of the morphological analyses of German).

Dr. Alexander Geyken

Alexander Geyken is project leader of the Digital Dictionary of the German language (DWDS), a long term project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. He took his PhD in Computational linguistics at the University of Munich in 1998. His current research interests are in the following areas: corpus linguistics, morphology, lexical semantics, information retrieval.


Julian Heister

Julian Heister is a PhD student at the University Potsdam. He is in charge of the experimental part in the dlexDB project with the goal to validate the calculated variables by applying them in eye movement studies in reading. In addition, he overlooks current research findings in order to possibly integrate these into the output provided by dlexDB. His current research interests are in orthographic and lexical influences on eye movements during reading and the time course of influences across the perceptual span.

Kay-Michael Würzner

Kay-Michael Würzner studied computational linguistics at the University Potsdam. His main task in the dlexDB project is the collection and calculation of variables for the database. This comprises the analysis and annotation of the corpus data and the development and adjustment of the therefore necessary methods. His research interests are in formal languages and automata theory as well as the psycholinguistic relevance of measures in the field of information science.

Edmund Pohl

Edmund Pohl studied computational linguistics at the University of Potsdam. Within the dlexDB project, he is responsible for the database backend as well as for the website frontend.

Former staff

Johannes Bubenzer

Johannes Bubenzer studied computational linguistics at the University of Potsdam. He was involved in the design of dlexDB's database structure and implemented the first version of the query interface.


Current version

New tables: all measures in case-insensitive variant.