Home / Johannes Wahle


Johannes works on the application of Markov Models to computational historical linguistics. The increasing availability of data facilitated the use of algorithmic methods to answer questions in historical linguistics. Markov Models are of great use in this research area from modelling alignments to the framework of Markov Chain Monte Carlo for the inference of phylogenetic models. Johannes focuses on the automated identification of cognate word pairs and their downstream usage in phylogenetic inference, as well as on the facilitation of different Bayesian machine learning techniques for phylogenetic inference.

2018Taraka Rama, Johann-Mattis List, Johannes Wahle, and Gerhard Jäger: Are Automatic Methods for Cognate Detection Good Enough for Phylogenetic Reconstruction in Historical Linguistics?
In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Volume 2 (Short Papers)
2016Johannes Wahle: An approach to cross-concept cognacy identification.
In Bentz, Christian, Jäger, Gerhard & Yanovich, Igor (eds.) (2016). Proceedings of the Leiden Workshop on Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics. University of Tübingen, online publication system, https://publikationen.uni-tuebingen.de/xmlui/handle/10900/68558.
Roland Muehlenbernd and Johannes Wahle: Self-organization in sound systems: A model of sound string processing agents.
In Roberts S.G., Cuskley C., McCrohon L., Barceló-Coblijn L. , Feher O. & Verhoef T. (Eds.) (2016) The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (EVOLANG11).doi:10.17617/2.2248195.
2015Johannes Wahle: Automatic alignment using Pair Hidden Markov Models.
In Kaeshammer, Miriam and Schulz, Philip (2015) Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2015 Student Session. 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information August 3-14, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.
Editors: Johannes Wahle, Marisa Köllner, Harald Baayen, Gerhard Jäger, Tineke Baayen-Oudshoorn: Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics. https://publikationen.uni-tuebingen.de/xmlui/handle/10900/64864.
2014Marisa Delz and Johannes Wahle: Four for one - Four different Studies Resulting in one concept called Multiple-Network-Population.
In McCrohon, L., Thompson, B., Verhoef, T. and Yamauchi, H. (2014) The Past, Present and Future of Language Evolution Research: Student volume following the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Tokyo: EvoLang9 Organising Committee.
2012Marisa Delz, Benjamin Layer, Sarah Schulz, and Johannes Wahle: Overgeneralization of verbs - the change of the german verb system.
In Thomas C. Scott-Phillips, Mónica Tamariz, Erica A. Cartmill, and James R. Hurford, editors, The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of 9th International Conference (EvoLang 9), pages 96–103, Singapore, 2012. World Scientific.
Marisa Delz, Benjamin Layer, Sarah Schulz, and Johannes Wahle: Simulating language history.
In Pre-Proceedings of the International Conference Linguistic Evidence 2012, pages 187–190, Tübingen, 2012.

Contact Information