Dr. Sabine Bergler, Professor
Department of Computer Science
and Software Engineering
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8
Tel: (514) 848-2424 x3003
Fax: (514) 848-2830
bergler at cse dot concordia dot ca

Biographical Sketch

I am Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University. My Ph.D. is from the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University, my MS from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and my undergraduate education from Institut fur Informatik at the University of Stuttgart.

I am a founding member of the CLaC Laboratories, conducting computational linguistics research at Concordia with Dr. Kosseim.

Research (Adam Crymble, as publicized by Jorge Cham and Russ Altman explain why we do what we do, even though we don't do what they do...)


  • mapping lifestories
  • classification of tweets
  • emotion annotation
  • leveraging linguistic structures


  • adverse drug reaction descriptions
  • causal relations
  • sentiment of tweets
  • lerner corpus evaluation
  • negation and negation focus detection
  • semantic similarity of sentences
  • PP attachment

More Past:

  • hedge detection in biomedical text
  • belief/opinion annotation in newspaper texts
  • social media structure
  • sentiment tagging
  • low-frequency information in biomedical texts
  • summarization of one or several documents
  • improved OCR and document classification
                                                                                 Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, in Irving Good, The Scientist Speculates (1962)