I acknowledge that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands.
The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters we now call Montreal.

Dr. Sabine Bergler, Professor
Department of Computer Science
and Software Engineering
Concordia University
EV 3.283
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8
Tel: (514) 848-2424 x3003
Fax: (514) 848-2830
sabine dot bergler at 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...)


  • leveraging knowledge sources for DL
  • bias
  • resolving measurements in scientific articles
  • health-related social media analysis
  • detection of sentiment, emotion, offense in tweets


  • mapping lifestories
  • adverse drug reaction descriptions
  • hedge detection in biomedical text
  • negation and negation focus detection
  • PP attachment

More Past:

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