Daniel Hershcovich
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at CoAStaL, Natural Language Processing section, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

I was previously a postdoc at CoAStaL, after completing my PhD at ELSC and CS at HUJI with Ari Rappoport and Omri Abend. I developed a parser for UCCA. Before that, I did my BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science at the Open University of Israel. During 2008-2019, I was also at Project Debater, IBM Research.


Research Interests

  • Cross-cultural and cross-lingual adaptation of (and investigation with) natural language processing models.
  • Interpretable representation of natural language syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
  • Promoting welfare, sustainability and responsible behavior through language technology.


(on Google Scholar, on Semantic Scholar)
  • Compositional Generalization in Multilingual Semantic Parsing over Wikidata.
    Ruixiang Cui, Rahul Aralikatte, Heather Lent and Daniel Hershcovich. TACL, 2022.
  • Towards Climate Awareness in NLP Research.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Nicolas Webersinke, Mathias Kraus, Julia Anna Bingler and Markus Leippold.
  • Generalized Quantifiers as a Source of Error in Multilingual NLU Benchmarks.
    Ruixiang Cui, Daniel Hershcovich and Anders Søgaard. NAACL 2022.
  • Evaluating Deep Taylor Decomposition for Reliability Assessment in the Wild.
    Stephanie Brandl, Daniel Hershcovich and Anders Søgaard. ICWSM 2022.
  • Challenges and Strategies in Cross-Cultural NLP.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Stella Frank, Heather Lent, Miryam de Lhoneux, Mostafa Abdou, Stephanie Brandl, Emanuele Bugliarello, Laura Cabello Piqueras, Ilias Chalkidis, Ruixiang Cui, Constanza Fierro, Katerina Margatina, Phillip Rust and Anders Søgaard. ACL 2022.
  • Scaling Creative Inspiration with Fine-Grained Functional Facets of Product Ideas.
    Tom Hope, Ronen Tamari, Hyeonsu Kang, Daniel Hershcovich, Joel Chan, Aniket Kittur and Dafna Shahaf. CHI 2022.
  • A Multilingual Benchmark for Probing Negation-Awareness with Minimal Pairs.
    Mareike Hartmann, Miryam de Lhoneux, Daniel Hershcovich, Yova Kementchedjhieva, Lukas Nielsen, Chen Qiu and Anders Søgaard.
    CoNLL 2021.
  • Can Language Models Encode Perceptual Structure Without Grounding? A Case Study in Color.
    Mostafa Abdou, Artur Kulmizev, Daniel Hershcovich, Stella Frank, Ellie Pavlick and Anders Søgaard.
    CoNLL 2021.
  • Great Service! Fine-grained Parsing of Implicit Arguments.
    Ruixiang Cui and Daniel Hershcovich.
    IWPT 2021.
  • Lexical Semantic Recognition.
    Nelson F. Liu, Daniel Hershcovich, Michael Kranzlein, Nathan Schneider.
    MWE 2021.
  • It’s the Meaning That Counts: The State of the Art in NLP and Semantics.
    Daniel Hershcovich and Lucia Donatelli.
    KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, 2021.
  • How far can we get with one GPU in 100 hours? CoAStaL at MultiIndicMT Shared Task.
    Rahul Aralikatte, Héctor Ricardo Murrieta Bello, Daniel Hershcovich, Marcel Bollmann, Anders Søgaard.
    MultiIndicMT Shared Task 2021.
  • Moses and the Character-Based Random Babbling Baseline: CoAStaL at AmericasNLP 2021 Shared Task.
    Marcel Bollmann, Rahul Aralikatte, Héctor Murrieta Bello, Daniel Hershcovich, Miryam de Lhoneux, Anders Søgaard.
    AmericasNLP Shared Task 2021.
  • An autonomous debating system.
    Noam Slonim, Yonatan Bilu, Carlos Alzate, Roy Bar-Haim, Ben Bogin, Francesca Bonin, Leshem Choshen, Edo Cohen-Karlik, Lena Dankin, Lilach Edelstein, Liat Ein-Dor, Roni Friedman-Melamed, Assaf Gavron, Ariel Gera, Martin Gleize, Shai Gretz, Dan Gutfreund, Alon Halfon, Daniel Hershcovich, Ron Hoory, Yufang Hou, Shay Hummel, Michal Jacovi, Charles Jochim, Yoav Kantor, Yoav Katz, David Konopnicki, Zvi Kons, Lili Kotlerman, Dalia Krieger, Dan Lahav, Tamar Lavee, Ran Levy, Naftali Liberman, Yosi Mass, Amir Menczel, Shachar Mirkin, Guy Moshkowich, Shila Ofek-Koifman, Matan Orbach, Ella Rabinovich, Ruty Rinott, Slava Shechtman, Dafna Sheinwald, Eyal Shnarch, Ilya Shnayderman, Aya Soffer, Artem Spector, Benjamin Sznajder, Assaf Toledo, Orith Toledo-Ronen, Elad Venezian and Ranit Aharonov.
    Nature, 2021.
  • Does injecting linguistic structure into language models lead to better alignment with brain recordings?.
    Mostafa Abdou, Ana Valeria Gonzalez, Mariya Toneva, Daniel Hershcovich and Anders Søgaard.
  • Joint Semantic Analysis with Document-Level Cross-Task Coherence Rewards.
    Rahul Aralikatte, Mostafa Abdou, Heather Lent, Daniel Hershcovich and Anders Søgaard.
    AAAI 2021 (long paper).
  • Cross-lingual Semantic Representation for NLP with UCCA.
    Omri Abend, Dotan Dvir, Daniel Hershcovich, Jakob Prange and Nathan Schneider.
    COLING 2020 tutorial.
  • Refining Implicit Argument Annotation For UCCA.
    Ruixiang Cui and Daniel Hershcovich.
    DMR 2020.
  • Comparison by Conversion: Reverse-Engineering UCCA from Syntax and Lexical Semantics.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Nathan Schneider, Dotan Dvir, Jakob Prange, Miryam de Lhoneux and Omri Abend.
    COLING 2020.
  • MRP 2020: The Second Shared Task on Cross-Framework and Cross-Lingual Meaning Representation Parsing.
    Stephan Oepen, Omri Abend, Lasha Abzianidze, Johan Bos, Jan Hajic, Daniel Hershcovich, Bin Li, Tim O'Gorman, Nianwen Xue and Daniel Zeman.
    CoNLL 2020 shared task.
  • HUJI-KU at MRP 2020: Two Transition-based Neural Parsers.
    Ofir Arviv, Ruixiang Cui and Daniel Hershcovich.
    CoNLL 2020 shared task.
  • Køpsala: Transition-Based Graph Parsing via Efficient Training and Effective Encoding.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Miryam de Lhoneux, Artur Kulmizev, Elham Pejhan and Joakim Nivre.
    IWPT 2020 shared task.
  • Universal Semantic Parsing with Neural Networks.
    Daniel Hershcovich.
    PhD thesis, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2019.
  • MRP 2019: Cross-Framework Meaning Representation Parsing.
    Stephan Oepen, Omri Abend, Jan Hajič, Daniel Hershcovich, Marco Kuhlmann, Tim O'Gorman, Nianwen Xue, Jayeol Chun, Milan Straka and Zdeňka Urešová.
    CoNLL 2019 shared task.
  • TUPA at MRP 2019: A Multi-Task Baseline System.
    Daniel Hershcovich and Ofir Arviv.
    CoNLL 2019 shared task.
  • Rewarding Coreference Resolvers for Being Consistent with World Knowledge.
    Rahul Aralikatte, Heather Lent, Ana Valeria Gonzalez, Daniel Hershcovich, Chen Qiu, Anders Sandholm, Michael Ringgaard and Anders Søgaard.
    EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019 (short paper).
  • The Language of Legal and Illegal Activity on the Darknet.
    Leshem Choshen*, Dan Eldad*, Daniel Hershcovich*, Elior Sulem* and Omri Abend.
    ACL 2019 (long paper).
  • Argument Invention from First Principles.
    Yonatan Bilu, Ariel Gera, Daniel Hershcovich, Benjamin Sznajder, Dan Lahav, Guy Moshkowich, Anael Malet, Assaf Gavron and Noam Slonim.
    ACL 2019 (long paper).
  • SemEval 2019 Task 1: Cross-lingual Semantic Parsing with UCCA.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Zohar Aizenbud, Leshem Choshen, Elior Sulem, Ari Rappoport and Omri Abend.
    SemEval 2019 shared task.
  • Syntactic Interchangeability in Word Embedding Models.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Assaf Toledo, Alon Halfon and Noam Slonim.
    RepEval 2019.
  • Content Differences in Syntactic and Semantic Representations.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Omri Abend and Ari Rappoport.
    NAACL 2019 (long paper).
  • Universal Dependency Parsing with a General Transition-Based DAG Parser.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Omri Abend and Ari Rappoport.
    CoNLL 2018 UD Shared Task.
  • Multitask Parsing Across Semantic Representations.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Omri Abend and Ari Rappoport.
    ACL 2018 (long paper).
  • A Transition-Based Directed Acyclic Graph Parser for UCCA.
    Daniel Hershcovich, Omri Abend and Ari Rappoport.
    ACL 2017 (long paper), Outstanding Paper Award.
  • Automatic Claim Negation: Why, How and When.
    Yonatan Bilu, Daniel Hershcovich, Noam Slonim.
    NAACL HLT 2015 (long paper).
  • Context Dependent Claim Detection.
    Ran Levy, Yonatan Bilu, Daniel Hershcovich, Ehud Aharoni and Noam Slonim.
    COLING 2014 (long paper).
  • Claims on Demand–an Initial Demonstration of a System for Automatic Detection and Polarity Identification of Context Dependent Claims in Massive Corpora.
    Ehud Aharoni, Carlos Alzate, Roy Bar-Haim, Yonatan Bilu, Lena Dankin, Iris Eiron, Daniel Hershcovich, Shay Hummel.
    COLING 2014 (system demonstration).
  • A Benchmark Dataset for Automatic Detection of Claims and Evidence in the Context of Controversial Topics.
    Ehud Aharoni, Anatoly Polnarov, Tamar Lavee, Daniel Hershcovich, Ran Levy, Ruty Rinott, Dan Gutfreund, Noam Slonim.
    Workshop on Argumentation Mining at ACL 2014.
  • Verification of Transactional Memory in POWER8.
    Alon Adir, Dave Goodman, Daniel Hershcovich, Oz Hershkovitz, Bryan Hickerson, Karen Holtz, Wisam Kadry, Anatoly Koyfman, John Ludden, Charles Meissner, Amir Nahir, Randall R Pratt, Mike Schiffli, Brett St Onge, Brian Thompto, Elena Tsanko, Avi Ziv.
    DAC 2014.



Hebrew University of Jerusalem

University of Copenhagen



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Daniel Hershcovich
Department of Computer Science
University of Copenhagen
Lyngbyvej 2
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
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