Iryna Gurevych is a full professor of computer science and a director of Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab. She currently teaches at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Her 2008 article about extraction of lexical semantics from Wikipedia and Wiktionary have sparked the interest to study the later more thoroughly. In 2016 regarding fake news she said that it will be difficult to validate the information content for truth or falsehood. She is the author of Linked Lexical Knowledge Bases: Foundations and Applications.