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Robert Forkel

Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

e-mail: robert_forkel@~@eva.mpg.de

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Curriculum Vitae
Publications

About me

I am a scientific programmer, focusing on software to aggregate, curate and publish large databases for linguistic and cultural research. I am also interested in how data is used in research, in particular regarding aspects like reproducibility, and contribute to software packages such as LingPy.

 

Curriculum Vitae

since 2018 Head of the research data management group at DLCE
2014-2017 Scientific Programmer in the CLLD project
2007-2012 Scientific Programmer at the Max Planck Digital Library
1994-2000 MA in Mathematics.
University Regensburg.
Thesis title: "Effektive Berechnung von Residuenabbildungen"

Publications

2021

Tjuka, A., Forkel, R., & List, J.-M. (2021). Linking norms, ratings, and relations of words and concepts across multiple language varieties. Behavior Research Methods.
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Forkel, R., & Hammarström, H. (2021). Glottocodes: identifiers linking families, languages and dialects. Semantics Web Journal, 2685-3899. Retrieved from http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/content/glottocodes-identifiers-linking-families-languages-and-dialects.
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List, J.-M., & Forkel, R. (2021). Automated identification of borrowings in multilingual wordlists. Open Research Europe, 1: 79, pp. 1-11.
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List, J.-M., Sims, N. A., & Forkel, R. (2021). Toward a sustainable handling of interlinear-glossed text in language documentation. ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing, 20(2), 1-15.
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2020

Hermann, A., Forkel, R., McAlister, A., Cruickshank, A., Golitko, M., Kneebone, B., McCoy, M., Reepmeyer, C., Sheppard, P., Sinton, J., & Weisler, M. (2020). Pofatu, a curated and open-access database for geochemical sourcing of archaeological materials. Scientific Data, 7(1): 141.
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Rzymski, C., Tresoldi, T., Greenhill, S. J., Wu, M.-S., Schweikhard, N. E., Koptjevskaja-Tamm, M., Gast, V., Bodt, T. A., Hantgan, A., Kaiping, G. A., Chang, S., Lai, Y., Morozova, N., Arjava, H., Hübler, N., Koile, E., Pepper, S., Proos, M., Epps, B. V., Blanco, I., Hundt, C., Monakhov, S., Pianykh, K., Ramesh, S., Gray, R. D., Forkel, R., & List, J.-M. (2020). The database of cross-linguistic colexifications, reproducible analysis of cross-linguistic polysemies. Scientific Data, 7: 13.
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Forkel, R., & List, J.-M. (2020). CLDFBench: Give your cross-linguistic data a lift. In N. Calzolari, F. Béchet, P. Blache, K. Choukri, C. Cieri, T. Declerck, S. Goggi, H. Ishara, B. Maegaard, H. M. Mariani, A. Moreno, J. Odijk, & S. Piperidis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020) (pp. 6995-7002). Paris: European Language Resources Association (ELRA).
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2019

Jackson, J. C., Watts, J., Henry, T. R., List, J.-M., Forkel, R., Mucha, P. J., Greenhill, S. J., Gray, R. D., & Lindquist, K. A. (2019). Emotion semantics show both cultural variation and universal structure. Science, 366, 1517-1522.
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Forkel, R., Gray, R. D., Greenhill, S. J., List, J.-M., Rzymski, C., & Tresoldi, T. (2019). Managing historical linguistic data for computational phylogenetics and computer-assisted language comparison. Humanities Commons, pwva-kz72.
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2018

Forkel, R., List, J.-M., Greenhill, S. J., Rzymski, C., Bank, S., Cysouw, M., Hammarström, H., Haspelmath, M., Kaiping, G. A., & Gray, R. D. (2018). Cross-Linguistic Data Formats, advancing data sharing and re-use in comparative linguistics. Scientific Data, 5: 180205.
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Hammarström, H., Castermans, T., Forkel, R., Verbeek, K., Westenberg, M. A., & Speckmann, B. (2018). Simultaneous visualization of language endangerment and language description. Language Documentation & Conservation, 12, 359-392. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24792.
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List, M., Walworth, M., Greenhill, S. J., Tresoldi, T., & Forkel, R. (2018). Sequence comparison in computational historical linguistics. Journal of Language Evolution, 3(2), 130-144.
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Anderson, C., Tresoldi, T., Chacon, T., Fehn, A.-M., Walworth, M., Forkel, R., & List, J.-M. (2018). A cross-linguistic database of phonetic transcription systems. Yearbook of the Poznan Linguistic Meeting, 4(1), 21-53.
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List, J.-M., Greenhill, S. J., Anderson, C., Mayer, T., Tresoldi, T., & Forkel, R. (2018). CLICS2: An improved database of cross-linguistic colexifications assembling lexical data with the help of cross-linguistic data formats. Linguistic Typology, 22(2), 277-306.
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2017

Maurits, L., Forkel, R., Kaiping, G. A., & Atkinson, Q. D. (2017). BEASTling: A software tool for linguistic phylogenetics using BEAST 2. PLoS One, e0180908.
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2016

List, J.-M., Cysouw, M., & Forkel, R. (2016). Concepticon: A resource for the linking of concept lists. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, May 23-28, 2016, Portorož, Slovenia (pp. 2393-2400).
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2015

Naumann, C., Moran, S., & Forkel, R. (Eds.). (2015). Tsammalex: A lexical database on plants and animals. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Retrieved from http://tsammalex.clld.org.
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2014

Forkel, R. (2014). The Cross-Linguistic Linked Data project. In 3rd Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics: Multilingual knowledge resources and natural language processing (pp. 60-66).
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2013

Nordhoff, S., Hammarström, H., Forkel, R., & Haspelmath, M. (Eds.). (2013). Glottolog 2.0. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Retrieved from http://glottolog.org/.
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