My name is Steffen Eger and I'm a former CMU SCS/LTI student.
My interests are very broad but academically I'm most attracted to
mathematics (particularly, discrete mathematics; combinatorics, number theory; and probability theory), computer science and language (in NLP, my interests are language networks and string alignments/transduction).
Regarding languages, I speak German, English, French, a tiny bit of Spanish, even less Navajo, and can read some Latin ...
NB: I am no longer affiliated with CMU and this page will expire very soon. Please visit me at my private homepage.
Eger, S. (2013): Sequence alignment with arbitrary steps and further generalizations, with applications to alignments in linguistics. In press.
S. Eger, Restricted weighted integer compositions and extended binomial coefficients. Journal of Integer Sequences 16 (2013), #13.1.3.
Eger, S. (2012): S-Restricted Monotone Alignments: Algorithm, Search Space, and Applications. COLING 2012: 781-798
Eger, S. (2012): Lexical semantic typologies from bilingual corpora - A framework. Proceedings of *SEM 2012 (First Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics)
Steffen Eger (2012): The Combinatorics of String Alignments:
Reconsidering the Problem, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 19:1, 32-53. [pdf]
Ineta Sejane and Steffen Eger. Semantic typologies by means of network analysis of bilingual dictionaries. Proceedings of the workshop on comparing approaches to measuring linguistic differences, Gothenburg, Oct. 2011 [pdf, preprint]
Eger, S., and Sejane, I. (2010): Computing semantic similarity from bilingual dictionaries. JADT 2010: 10th International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data, 9-11 June 2010, Rome, Italy; pp.1217-1225 [pdf]
Eger, S. (2012): A contribution to the theory of word length distribution. [Preprint]
Eger, S. (2012): An agent-based sorting model for city size and wealth distributions.
Eger, S. (2012): Stirling's approximation for central polynomial coefficients. Preprint available at arxiv.org
Eger, S. (2012): Asymptotic normality of integer compositions inside a rectangle. Preprint available at arxiv.org
How opposition affects learning in social networks
Endogenous weight formation in
DeGroot learning models for social networks
Steffen Eger, Ineta Sejane (2010): An Ensemble of Classifiers Methodology for Stemming in Inflectional Languages: Using the Example of Latvian. Baltic HLT 2010: 217-224.
Steffen Eger: Investigating lexical competition - An Empirical Case Study of the German Spelling Reform of 1996/2004/2006. JLCL 25(1): 3-21 (2010).
Eger, Steffen (2008). Regular Languages, Tree Width, and Courcelle's Theorem. An Introduction, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Saarbrucken, Germany.
Eger, Steffen (2008). Computer Simulation of Language Evolution. A Neural Network Based Approach, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Saarbrucken, Germany.