Miriam Anschütz

M. Sc. (she/her)

Room: FMI 01.05.057
E-Mail: miriam.anschuetz(AT)tum.de
Phone: +49-89-289-18684
Address: TUM - Fakultät für Informatik, Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching

Research interest

Especially people with learning difficulties, mental or physical disabilities, such as visual or hearing impairments, or functional illiterates are unable to understand complex texts. To reduce the resulting communication barriers, there are easy-to-understand and Easy Language (German Leichte Sprache). These languages reduce the text complexity to different degrees to be accessible to a broader group of readers. In my theses, I investigate how NLP techniques can help with automated generation of text simplifications.

Current research topics include:

  • Text summarization
  • Automatic text simplification (with focus on German Leichte Sprache)
  • Evaluation of seq2seq systems
  • Definition extraction and generation
  • (Text complexity assessment)

I am part of the Software Campus mentorship program where I lead my project "LIANA - LLM-powered Interactive Assistant ExplaiNing Complex Terms to any Audience". The project aims to create the interactive explanation assistant LIANA that can define unfamiliar words to people at a language level that suits them.

To my Google Scholar profile


Supervision of Theses

Important: I am sorry, I have no further supervision capacities for the summer semester 2024!

If you are looking for a thesis or guided research topic and are motivated to work on a project related to my research interests, don't hesitate to contact me via email! Please attach your CV, Transcript of Records, and a short (< 400 words) introduction about yourself and your motivation. Before sending your application, please note the following:

  • I'm less interested in your grades, but rather want to know what courses you took, what projects you worked on, how motivated you are to do research on your own and your experience in NLP research (if any).
  • As I only have very limited capacities, please understand that I cannot offer a thesis to every interested student. However, I will try to answer your enquiries nevertheless, i.e. if you haven't heard from me, I am still deciding whether I can provide you a topic or not.

Introduction to Informatics for Students of Management & Technology – Programming Lab Course (IN8027)

I am in charge for the programming lab course for Heilbronn BWL students, offered every winter term. In this course, we simulate a software engineering project with the students to provide some practical experience with Java programming and project management. All information and material is published in our Moodle course. If you are a student of this course, please use the Moodle forum for your questions. Otherwise, feel free to reach out via mail.

Project work in Informatics for TUM-BWL (IN8028)

This module is only for TUM-BWL students at the campus Heilbronn 

I offer various topics for the project work in Informatics module. If you are interested in a project work, please form a team of 3-4 students and send me an email in which you briefly state your previous experience (programming languages, used tools, data science classes, ..). You are always welcome to suggest own project ideas!