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  • 2020 - present: PhD student/Junior Researcher, FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB)
  • 2015 - 2017: Master of Science in Language and Communication Technologies, University of Saarland, Germany/University of the Basque Country, Spain (Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree)
  • 2012 - 2014: Master of Science in Computational Linguistics, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • 2008 - 2012: Bachelor of Arts in Persian Language and Literature, University of Tehran, Iran

Master's Thesis

  • Mahsa Vafaie, Dialect normalisation with deep learning-based automatic speech recognition, 2020.
    Supervisor: Inma Hernaez, Joseph Van Genabith, Jon Dehdari

Supervision Experience

  • Bachelor Theses:
    Anastasia Prikhodina: Handwritten and Printed Text Separation For Historical Documents, 2021, DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000141960,  [local copy (PDF)]. 

Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • NLP for Under-resourced Languages
  • Machine Learning
  • Semantic Web


Mahsa Vafaie ∂ Google Scholar
Mahsa Vafaie ∂ DBLP
Mahsa Vafaie ∂Scopus


CourtDocs Ontology: Towards a Data Model for Representation of Historical Court Proceedings
Vafaie, M.; Bruns, O.; Pilz, N.; Waitelonis, J.; Sack, H.
2023. K-CAP ’23: Proceedings of the 12th Knowledge Capture Conference 2023, Pensacola FL, 5th - 7th December, 2023, 175 – 179, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3587259.3627562
Towards a Methodology Comparison Framework for Interactive Ontology Enrichment
Jarno, V.; Reklos, I.; Vafaie, M.; Massari, A.; Mohammadi, M.; Rudolph, S.
2022. Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data 2022, CEUR-WS.org 
Handwritten and Printed Text Identification in Historical Archival Documents
Vafaie, M.; Bruns, O.; Pilz, N.; Waitelonis, J.; Sack, H.
2022. Archiving Conference, 19, 15–20. doi:10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2022.19.1.4
Modelling Archival Hierarchies in Practice: Key Aspects and Lessons Learned
Sack, H.; Dessı̀ D.; Vafaie, M.; Bruns, O.; Pilz, N.
2021. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics 2021) co-located with ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021 (JCDL 2021) Hrsg.: Yasunobu Sumikawa, Antoine Doucet, Eva Pfanzelter, Mohammed Hasanuzzaman, Gaël Dias, Ian Milligan, Adam Jatowt, Ryohei Ikejiri, RWTH Aachen VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Towards a representation of temporal data in archival records: Use cases and requirements
Bruns, O.; Tietz, T.; Vafaie, M.; Dessí, D.; Sack, H.
2021. Proceedings of Linked Archives International Workshop 2021, co-located with 25th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2021). Ed.: C. Teixeira Lopes, 128–134, CEUR-WS.org VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument