Dr. Sabine Bergler
Department of Computer Science
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 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 member of the CLAC Laboratory conducting computational linguistics research at Concordia, the BioIT Laboratory for bioinformatics technology, and CENPARMI, the Center for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence.

Research (Adam Crymble, as publicized by Jorge Cham, shows why we do what we do, even though we don't do what he does...)


  • anti-vaccine argument detection
  • causal relations
  • IMMERSE network for game immersion
  • SpokenWeb 2.0: developing digital archives


  • sentiment of tweets
  • lerner corpus evaluation
  • negation and negation focus detection
  • semantic similarity of sentences
  • PP attachment
  • hedge detection in biomedical text

More Past:

  • belief/opinion annotation in newspaper texts
  • social media structure
  • sentiment tagging
  • finding 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)