Publications (by type)


  • Iris Howley, Gaurav Tomar, Oliver Ferschke and Carolyn P. Rosé. ‘Reputation Systems' Impact on Help Seeking in MOOC Discussion Forums’, in: Transactions on Learning Technologies. Submitted August 2016.

Journal Articles

  • Carolyn P. Rosé and Oliver Ferschke. ‘Technology Support for Discussion Based Learning: From Computer Supported Collaborative Learning to the Future of Massive Open Online Courses’, in: International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. June 2016. [bib] [pdf] [website]

Book Chapters

  • Carolyn P. Rosé, Iris Howley, Miaomiao Wen, Diyi Yang and Oliver Ferschke. ‘Assessment of Discussion in Learning Contexts’, in: Alina von Davier, Mengziao Zhu, Patrick Kyllonon (Eds.), Innovative assessment of collaboration. New York:Springer. (in press) [amazon]

  • Ryan S. Baker, Yuan Wang, Luc Paquette, Vincent Aleven, Octav Popescu, Jonathan Sewall, Carolyn Rose, Gaurav Tomar, Oliver Ferschke, Jing Zhang, Michael Cennamo, Stephanie Ogden, Therese Condit, Jose W. Diaz, Scott Crossley, Danielle McNamara, Denise Comer, Collin Lynch, Rebecca Brown, Tiffany Barnes and Yoav Bergner. 'A MOOC on Educational Data Mining', in Samira ElAtia, Donald Ipperciel, Osmar Zaïane (Eds.): Data Mining and Learning Analytics: Applications in Educational Research, Chapter 4. Wiley. October 2016. [website]

  • Oliver Ferschke, Johannes Daxenberger and Iryna Gurevych: ‘A Survey of NLP Methods and Resources for Analyzing the Collaborative Writing Process in Wikipedia’, in Iryna Gurevych and Jungi Kim (Eds.): The People’s Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Language Resources, Chapter 5, pp. 121–160, Springer, April 2013. [website] [preprint] [bib]

Conference Proceedings

Long Papers

  • Oliver Ferschke, Iris Howley, Gaurav Tomar, Diyi Yang, Carolyn P. Rosé: ‘Fostering Discussion across Communication Media in Massive Open Online Courses’, in: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Full Paper, pp.459-466, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015. [pdf]

  • Oliver Ferschke, Diyi Yang, Gaurav Tomar, Carolyn P. Rosé: ‘Positive Impact of Collaborative Chat Participation in an edX MOOC‘, in: C. Conati et al. (Eds.): Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Full Paper, LNAI 9112, pp. 115–124, Madrid, Spain, 2015. [pdf] [bib]

  • Lucie Flekova, Oliver Ferschke and Iryna Gurevych: ‘What Makes a Good Biography? Multidimensional Quality Analysis Based on Wikipedia Article Feedback Data’, in: Proceedings of the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014), pp. 855–866, Seoul, Korea, April 2014. [website] [preprint] [ACM pdf] [bib]

  • Oliver Ferschke, Iryna Gurevych and Marc Rittberger: ‘The Impact of Topic Bias on Quality Flaw Prediction in Wikipedia’, in: Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers), pp. 721–730, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013. [website] [pdf] [bib]

  • Oliver Ferschke, Iryna Gurevych und Yevgen Chebotar. ‘Behind the Article: Recognizing Dialog Acts in Wikipedia Talk Pages’, in: Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL 2012), pp. 777–786, Avignon, France, April 2012. [pdf] [bib] 
    [ Among the top cited papers at EACL according to Google Scholar ]

Short Papers

  • Yohan Jo, Gaurav Tomar, Oliver Ferschke, Carolyn P. Rosé, Dragan Gašević: ‘Expediting Support for Social Learning with Behavior Modeling’, in: Proceedings of the The 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Raleigh, NC, USA. June 2016 [pdf]

  • Iris Howley, Gaurav Tomar, Diyi Yang, Oliver Ferschke, Carolyn P. Rosé: ‘Alleviating the Negative Effect of Up and Downvoting on Help Seeking in MOOC Discussion Forums‘, in: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Short Paper, pp. 629-632, Madrid, Spain, 2015. [pdf] [bib]

Poster and Demo Papers

  • Yohan Jo, Gaurav Tomar, Oliver Ferschke, Carolyn P. Rosé, Dragan Gašević: ‘Pipeline for Expediting Learning Analytics and Student Support from Data in Social Learning’, in: Proceedings of the Sixth Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, Edinburgh, UK, April 2016. Poster. [preprint]

  • Johannes Daxenberger, Oliver Ferschke, Iryna Gurevych and Torsten Zesch: ‘DKPro TC: A Java-based Framework for Supervised Learning Experiments on Textual Data’, in: Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. System Demonstrations, p. 61–66, Baltimore, MD, USA, June 2014. [pdf] [bib]

  • Oliver Ferschke. ‘The Quality of Massive Open Online Collaboration‘, Abstract Herrenhäuser Conference "(Digital) Humanities Revisited". Hanover, Germany. December 2013. doi:10.5281/zenodo.7597

  • Oliver Ferschke, Torsten Zesch and Iryna Gurevych. ‘Wikipedia Revision Toolkit: Efficiently Accessing Wikipedia’s Edit History’, in: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies. System Demonstrations, pp. 97–102, Portland, OR, USA, June 2011. [pdf] [bib]

Workshop Proceedings

  • Carolyn P. Rosé, Dragan Gašević, Pierre Dillenbourg, Yohan Jo, Gaurav Tomar, Oliver Ferschke, Gijsbert Erkens, Anouschka van Leeuwen, Jeroen Janssen, Mieke Brekelmans, Jennifer Tan, Elizabeth Koh, Imelda Caleon, Christin Jonathan and Simon Yang: ‘Analytics of social processes in learning contexts: A multi-level perspective‘, in: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2016). Invited Symposium. Singapore, June 2016. [pdf]

  • Miaomiao Wen, Oliver Ferschke, and Carolyn P. Rosé: ‘Towards Support of Collaborative Reflection, Help Exchange, and Group Learning in MOOCs‘, in: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Learning with MOOCs. New York, NY, USA, October 2015.

  • Yuan Wang, Ryan Baker, Vincent Aleven, Carolyn P. Rosé, Jonathan Sewall, Octav Popescu, Gaurav Tomar,  Oliver Ferschke, and Michael Cennamo: ‘Interactive Activities in MOOCs‘, in: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Learning with MOOCs. New York, NY, USA, October 2015.

  • Carolyn P. Rosé, Oliver Ferschke, Gaurav Tomar, Diyi Yang, Iris Howley, Vincent Aleven, George Siemens, Matthew Crosslin, Dragan Gašević and Ryan Baker: ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Dual-Layer MOOCs: Reflections from an edX Deployment Study‘, in: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Interactive Event, pp. 848-851, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015. [pdf]

  • Oliver Ferschke, Gaurav Tomar, Carolyn P. Rosé: ‘Adapting Collaborative Chat for Massive Open Online Courses: Lessons Learned‘, in: Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups. Workshop at AIED 2015, Madrid, Spain, 2015. [pdf]

  • Oliver Ferschke, Diyi Yang, Carolyn P. Rosé: ‘A Lightly Supervised Approach to Role Identification in Wikipedia Talk Page Discussions‘, in: Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. Workshop on Wikipedia, a Social Pedia: Research Challenges and Opportunities, pp. 43 - 47, Oxford, UK, 2015. [pdf] [bib]

  • Neil Dhruva, Oliver Ferschke and Iryna Gurevych: ‘Solving Open-Domain Multiple Choice Questions with Textual Entailment and Text Similarity Measures’, in: CLEF 2014 Labs and Workshop, Notebook Papers, p.1375-1385, Sheffield, UK, September 2014. [pdf] [bib]

  • Lucie Flekova, Oliver Ferschke and Iryna Gurevych: ‘UKPDIPF: A Lexical Semantic Approach to Sentiment Polarity Prediction In Twitter Data’, in: Semeval-2014 Task 9: Sentiment Analysis in Twitter. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, p.704-710, Dublin, Ireland, August 2014. [pdf] [bib]

  • Oliver Ferschke, Iryna Gurevych and Marc Rittberger. ‘FlawFinder: A Modular System for Predicting Quality Flaws in Wikipedia - Notebook for PAN at CLEF 2012’, in: CLEF 2012 Labs and Workshop, Notebook Papers, Online Proceedings, Rome, Italy, September 2012. [pdf] [bib]

  • Johannes Daxenberger, Oliver Ferschke and Iryna Gurevych. ‘Wikipedia-based Corpora for Analyzing Revisions, Discussions and Text Quality in Collaborative Writing’, in: Workshop on Automatic Processing of Non-Standard Data Sources in Corpus-Based Research, Cologne, August 2012. [pdf] [bib]


  • Oliver Ferschke.The Quality of Content in Open Online Collaboration Platforms: Approaches to NLP-supported Information Quality Management in Wikipedia’, PhD Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, July 2014. [website] [print version] [screen version] [bib]

  • Oliver Ferschke. ‘Semantic Relations in WordNet and the BNC’, M.A. Thesis, Universität. Würzburg, Januar 2009. [website] [pdf]