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The following bachelor and master theses are open, currently supervised, or have been supervised in the past by members of the CSS group.

Details on all open topics upon request. In case you are interested in writing your thesis on one of these topics, contact the specified group member. Other thesis topics than those listed here may also be possible.

For all open topics, we recommend students to have a background in natural language processing and/or machine learning.


  • None currently. New topics coming up within the next few months.


  • Countering Natural Language Arguments using Neural Sequence-to-Sequence Generation — master's thesis, Arkajit Dhar.
  • The Said and the Unsaid: Analyzing Metaphors using Word Embeddings — bachelor's thesis, in collaboration with the faculty of arts and humanities.
  • Unsupervised Metaphor Categorization — bachelor's thesis, in collaboration with the faculty of arts and humanities.


  • Snippet Generation for Argument Search — bachelor's thesis, Nick Düsterhus, 2019, UPB.
  • Argument Quality Assessment in Natural Language using Machine Learning — bachelor's thesis, Till Werner, 2019, UPB.
  • Stance Classification in Argument Search — master's thesis, Philipp Heinisch, 2019, UPB.
  • Towards a Large-scale Causality Graph — bachelor's thesis, Yan Scholten, 2019, UPB.
  • Cross-Domain Mining of Argumentation Strategies using Natural Language Processing — master's thesis, 2017, BUW.
  • Mining Relevant Arguments at Web Scale — master's thesis, 2017, BUW.
  • Identifying Controversial Topics in Large-Scale Social Media Data — master's thesis, 2016, BUW.
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness of Multi-Stage Machine Learning Algorithms for Text Quality Assessment — master's thesis, 2013, UPB.
  • An Expert System for the Automatic Construction of Information Extraction Pipelines — master's thesis, 2012, UPB.
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness of Text Classification in Information Extraction Pipelines — master's thesis, 2012, UPB.
  • Efficient Information Extraction for Creating Use Case Diagrams from Text — master's thesis, 2012, UPB.
  • Heuristic Search for the Run-time Optimization of Information Extraction Pipelines — master's thesis, 2012, UPB.
  • Aggregation and Visualization of Market Forecasts — bachelor's thesis, 2011, UPB.
  • Branch Categorization based on Statistical Analysis of Information Retrieval Results — bachelor's thesis 2011, UPB.
  • Evaluation of Cooperative Robot Motion Strategies in Simbad — bachelor's thesis, 2009, UPB.

UPB: Paderborn University, BUW: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

The University for the Information Society