Dr. André Greiner-Petter

Postdoctoral Researcher in Semantic Document Analysis

Visiting Researcher at Aizawa Lab, NII, Tokyo

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André Greiner-Petter made his BSc and MSc in Mathematics at the TU Berlin in Germany. He has completed his Ph.D. at the University of Wuppertal in January 2022. During his Master’s thesis, he was a guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US and made a research internship at Maplesoft in Canada. After he finished his Master’s thesis in Germany, he started his Ph.D. at the University of Konstanz and later moved with Prof. Bela Gipp to Wuppertal and now to the University of Göttingen. He received three scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) that allowed him to study at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan for the majority of his time as a Ph.D. student. He is further an alumnus of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), a recipient of the EXIST Grant, and co-chair of the Wikimedia Community User Group Math. André is working at the NII as a post-doctorate researcher since January 2022.


André’s research focuses on Mathematical Information Retrieval (MathIR) tasks. The goal is to retrieve semantic information from mathematical content and utilize this information for a variety of different applications, including performing computations & verifications, enhancing search engines, or improving plagiarism detection systems. MathIR requires advanced approaches in a large variety of diffirent research fields, foremost information retrieval, natural language processing, and semantic analysis. André’s primary research interest topics are:

  • Presentation to Computation Translations
  • Mathematical Information Retrieval
  • Semantic Document Analysis
  • Scientometrics
  • Data Science


Dr. André Greiner-Petter

Papendiek 14
37073 Göttingen

Mail: greinerpetter@gipplab.org

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02/2022 – present

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Scientific Information Analytics Group, University of Göttingen, Germany (off-site)
Aizawa Laboratory, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan

09/2017 – 01/2022

Doctoral Researcher
Data & Knowledge Engineering Group, University of Wuppertal (since 09/2018)
Data Science Group, University of Konstanz (until 09/2018)

09/2017 – 01/2022

Guest Researcher
National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan

10/2016 – 12/2016

Guest Researcher
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

02/2013 – 03/2016

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Technische Universitaet Berlin (TU Berlin), Berlin, Germany


Don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to make a project in the listed areas.

The slides at https://gipplab.org/files/teaching/project-topicts/Andre.pdf provide some current example projects I am working on. If you like to work on one of these projects or have your own idea in the relevant area, please contact me with a short abstract or the reference to one of the slides.


A complete list of my publications is available here

Making presentation math computable: a context-sensitive approach for translating LaTeX to computer algebra systems.
A. Greiner-Petter
Doctoral Dissertation at the University of Wuppertal, Springer Vieweg Wiesbaden, 978-3-658-40472-7, 2022

Do the Math: Making Mathematics in Wikipedia Computable
A. Greiner-Petter, M. Schubotz, C. Breitinger, P. Scharpf, A. Aizawa, and B. Gipp
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2022
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Comparative Verification of the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions and Computer Algebra Systems
A. Greiner-Petter, H. Cohl, A. Youssef, M. Schubotz, A. Trost, R. Dey, A. Aizawa, and B. Gipp
Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS), April 2-7, Munich, Germany, 2022.
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Math-word embedding in math search and semantic extraction
A. Greiner-Petter, A. Youssef, T. Ruas, B. Miller, M. Schubotz, A. Aizawa, and B. Gipp
Scientometrics, vol. 125, iss. 3, pp. 3017-3046, 2020.
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Discovering Mathematical Objects of Interest – A Study of Mathematical Notations
A. Greiner-Petter, M. Schubotz, F. Mueller, C. Breitinger, H. S. Cohl, A. Aizawa, and B. Gipp
Proceedings of The Web Conference 2020 (WWW ’20), April 20–24, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan, 2020.
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Semantic Preserving Bijective Mappings for Expressions Involving Special Functions between Computer Algebra Systems and Document Preparation Systems
A. Greiner-Petter, M. Schubotz, H. S. Cohl, and B. Gipp
Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 71, iss. 3, pp. 415-439, 2019
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Improving the Representation and Conversion of Mathematical Formulae by Considering their Textual Context
M. Schubotz, A. Greiner-Petter, P. Scharpf, N. Meuschke, H. Cohl, and B. Gipp
Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Fort Worth, USA, 2018
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