Frank Schilder is a research director with Thomson Reuters Research & Development team. He leads a team of researchers who explore new machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques in order to create smart products.
Since joining Thomson Reuters in 2004, Frank has been conducting applied research projects focused on developing summarization technologies and information extraction systems. For example, his summarization work has been implemented as the snippet generator for search results of Westlaw, and he is currently leading a question-answering project to create methods for retrieving answers from Thomson Reuters data and content. He also has published scientific papers presented at national and international computational linguistics and artificial intelligence conferences.
Before joining Thomson Reuters, Frank was an assistant professor at the Department for Informatics at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He received a Master’s degree in Computer Science (Diplom-Informatik) from the University of Hamburg and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.