Amelie Wuehrl

I'm a PhD student working in the FIBISS project in which we develop automatic methods for biomedical fact-checking. My research interests are in NLP applications in the medical domain and I'm also interested in leveraging NLP for balanced news recommendation.


My PhD focuses on developing methods to detect and verify medical misinformation that people share on social media. Even elaborate fact-checking models fail to verify colloquial, real-world medical claims. In my research I want to understand  which properties impact the checkability of these claims and how we can leverage them. With this knowledge, we adapt and restructure claims or explore different representations to increase our models’ ability to check medical content more reliably.