Collaborator Detail

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Name Stephan Druskat
Affiliation Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin
Department Department of German Studies and Linguistics
Group MelaTAMP Project
Research area code (Q1) Linguistics
Institutional Website
ORCID 0000-0003-4925-7248
GitHub sdruskat
Twitter stdruskat
  • Research software accessibility (e.g., via metadata repositories)
  • Research software metadata (focused on sustainability)
  • Research software citation (principles, implementation, interoperability)
  • Promotion of the RSE title
  • Software engineering (especially best practices)
  • Corpus linguistics & Natural Language Processing
  • (Human) language documentation
  • Multi-layer corpus annotation & visualization
Short Biography

My research focuses on

  • research software metadata models and their application and analysis in furthering software accessibility;
  • a format for combined provision of software metadata and citation metadata, which implements transitive credit.

I am part of the community of the German-speaking Research Software Engineers (deRSE), WSSSPE (I have acted as programme chair for WSSSPE5.1), and the Force11 Software Citation Implementation WG.

I currently work for the MelaTAMP project, which researches the tense, aspect, modality and polarity systems of seven Oceanic languages of Melanesia. I provide the project with the software needed to annotate, convert, visualize, and analyze corpus data.

I also regularly consult for other projects. Currently, I develop an extensible annotation platform for multi-layer corpora - which will initially be used for a reference corpus of New High German -, and an API and backend for a lexicon of Ge'ez.

I believe that the concept of the Software Sustainability Institute should be exported comprehensively, and I am interested in learning about strategies for lobbying and community building towards wide-spread recognition of the importance of research software sustainability, and the creation of similar institutions outside the UK. Recognition must come with a change in actual policy, mainly in the shape of software-related careers in research, and thus I hope to help with further internationalizing the RSE movement.

Within my wider focus on research software sustainability, I hope to contribute a humanities perspective, but also actual research and implementations, e.g., through working towards an operational definition of research software sustainability, and sustainability criteria development. I plan to continue work on the Citation File Format and its infrastructure, and further involve the community through workshops/hack events. And it is one of my goals to become a Software Carpentry instructor, so that I can help disseminate best practices for software development in linguistics and digital humanities research.

Previous events

Title Start date End date
Citation File Format Hack Day at RSE18 ( Blog post ) Wednesday, 05 September 2018 Wednesday, 05 September 2018

Blog Posts

Blog Publish date Friday, 05 July 2019 Friday, 05 July 2019
Summary of international session at RSE18 Monday, 14 January 2019
Hacking software citation implementation: The Citation File Format Hack Day at RSE18 Friday, 05 October 2018