Dr. Andrea Horbach

Dr. Andrea Horbach Foto: privat

Dr. Andrea Horbach

Junior Research Group Leader "EduNLP", Member of the Executive Board

Email: andrea.horbach

Phone: +49 2331 987-1702

FernUniversität in Hagen
Universitätsstr. 27 - PRG / Buliding 5 / Room A107
58097 Hagen

Research Gate


Andrea Horbach leads the junior research group EduNLP "Educational Natural Language Processing" at the Research Cluster D²L² „Digitalization, Diversity and Lifelong Learning – Consequences for Higher Education“ since december 2021.


  • The Project EduNLP investigates how automatic scoring algorithms for educational free-text tasks such as essays or short-answer questions can be used to give feedback to both learners and teachers.
    Here you can get more information about the "EduNLP" Project

  • The Project KI-Starter - Explaining AI Predictions of Semantic Relationships investigates how to use explanations on entailment relations between learner answers and sample solutions in a content scoring scenario to generate feedback for learners.
    Here you can get more information about the "Explaining AI" Project

Team Members

  • Yuning Ding (Doctoral Researcher, “EduNLP”, start date: 01.01.2022)

Academic Positions

  • Since 12/2021: Junior Research Group Leader, Research Cluster Digitalization, Diversity and Lifelong Learning (D²L²), FernUniversität in Hagen

  • 10/2016 - 11/2021: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Language Technology Lab, University Duisburg-Essen

  • 04/2010 – 09/2016: Research associate/ PhD student at the Department for Computational Linguistics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken

University Education

  • 2018: PhD in Computational Linguistics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken

  • 2008: Diplom in Computational Linguistics (equivalent to MSc), Saarland University, Saarbrücken

Research Interests

  • Natural Language Processing for educational applications

  • Automatic content and essay scoring

  • Feedback and exercise generation

Services & Memberships

Selected Publications

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