Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Profilbild M. Pöckelmann 2016


Marcus Pöckelmann
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III
Institut für Informatik

phone: ++49 345 55-24736
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room 2.28
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1
06120 Halle (Saale)

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06099 Halle (Saale)

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Marcus Pöckelmann, M.Sc.

I was born in Halle. Beside my scientific work, I am close to nature, like to travel and get involved with politics. I completed my academic studies in Computer Science in my hometown at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Thereby efficient algorithms, in particular graph theory, was one key aspect which can be seen in my bachelor thesis (2010) as well as my master thesis (2013):

  • Ist die Welt kleiner geworden? Experimentelle Analyse des tageszeitabhängigen Durchmessers im Flugverkehr (Did the world get smaller? Experimental analysis of a time of day depending diameter in air traffic)
  • Zyklizität in empirischen und künstlichen Nahrungsnetzen (Cyclicity in empirical and artifical food webs)

An abstract of my master thesis got published under the same name in the proceeding of Informatiktage 2013, Pages 27-30   .

Multidisciplinary and application orientation are as well essential cornerstones of the Digital Humanities, the field I work on as scientific associate and Ph.D. student since 2013.

Digital Plato

Project term: April 2016 till March 2019

The Project Digital Plato investigates the reception of Platos work within the ancient Greek literature. The key for this interdisciplinary project are computer-aided methods for recognizing paraphrases within the texts, embedded in an interactive working environment. Further information can be found on:

Publications and Presentations

  • E. Wöckener-Gade and M. Pöckelmann. Bridging the Gap between Plato  and His Successors: Towards an Annotated Gold Standard of Intertextual  References to Plato in Ancient Greek Literature. Extended Abstract and Presentation at the inaugural conference of European Association for Digital  Humanities (EADH) on the theme “Data in Digital Humanities“, EADH 2018, Galway, 07.-09.12.2018
  • M. Pöckelmann, J. Ritter, E. Wöckener-Gade and Ch. Schubert. Paraphrasensuche mittels word2vec und der Word Mover’s Distance im Altgriechischen. In: Digital Classics Online, volume 3, issue 3, p. 24-36. 2017. DOI:   
  • R. Kath, F. Keilholz, M. Pöckelmann, M. Rücker, E. Wöckener-Gade und X. Yu. Entwicklungsstand im Projekt Digital Plato   . Extended Abstract and Poster at the 5. annual conference of Digital Humanities for German-speaking regions, DHd 2018, Cologne, February 26 - March 02 2018
  • R. Kath, F. Keilholz, F. Klinker, M. Pöckelmann, M. Rücker, M. Švitek, E. Wöckener-Gade and X. Yu. P   araphrasenerkennung im Projekt Digital Plato   . Extended Abstract and Poster at the 4. annual conference of Digital Humanities for German-speaking regions, DHd 2017‚ Leipzig, February 13-18 2017.

SaDA - Semi-automatic Difference Analysis of complex text variants

Project term: September 2012 till August 2015

The interdisciplinary research project SaDA was a collaboration of scholars in Computer Science as well as German and Roman Studies. It focussed on the development of interactive tools for comparing multiple complex variants of a text. Futher information on the project and the tools can be found on:

Publications and Presentations