Semantic Technologies

In recent years the Semantic Web has emerged as one of the most essential achievements for the future of the World Wide Web (WWW). Semantic Web technology extends the WWW but also enables to improve applications which are related to other fields such as communication, information, knowledge, media, and interaction technologies. Semantic Web provides not just new technologies and tools but also new paradigms and ways of thinking, to make information processing more efficient and more structured.

Our research is focussed on the devolpment and improvement of 'semantically supported multimedia retrieval and search technologies'.

Table of Contents

  • Current News
  • Prior Events and Activities
  • Research Topics
  • Research Team
  • Former Team Members
  • Teaching
  • Supervised Master Theses
  • Projects and Partners
  • In the Media
  • Recent Publications

Research Topics

  • (1) Semantic Multimedia
  • (2) Linked Data Engineering and Applications
  • (3) Semantically enhanced Information Retrieval (Semantic Search)
  • (4) Knowledge Mining and Ontological Engineering
  • (5) Semantically enriched e-Learning Applications

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Research Team

Former Team Members

  • Dipl.-Inf. Katarina Birghan
  • Tamara Bobic, M.Sc.
  • Dipl.-Dokumentar Johannes Hercher
  • Dipl.-Inf. Zalan Kramer
  • Johannes Osterhoff, M.A.
  • Bernhard Quehl, M.Sc.
  • Dr. Nadine Steinmetz
  • Dipl.-Inf. Lina Wolf
  • Dipl.-Ing. Haojin Yang
  • Joscha Jäger, M.A. (internship)

Our group

Left to Right: Nadine Steinmetz, Johannes Osterhoff, Dr. Harald Sack, Jörg Waitelonis, Christian Hentschel, Bernhard Quehl

Publications

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Contributions to Proceedings:
1.

Towards Exploratory Video Search Using Linked Data

Jörg Waitelonis, Harald Sack
In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2009) , pages 540 - 545, San Diego, CA, 12 2009 IEEE Press.
2.

How to Simplify Building Semantic Web Applications

Matthias Quasthoff, Harald Sack, Christoph Meinel
In Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering (SWESE 2009), in conjunction with the 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009), volume 524 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Washington, DC, United States, 10 2009
3.

Can Software Developers Use Linked Data Vocabulary?

Matthias Quasthoff, Harald Sack, Christoph Meinel
In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS 2009), of J.UCS Conference Proceedings Series, pages 542-549, Graz, Austria, 9 2009 Verlag der TU Graz.
4.

Augmenting Video Search with Linked Open Data

Jörg Waitelonis, Harald Sack
In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS 2009), of J.UCS Conference Proceedings Series, pages 550-558, Graz, Austria, 9 2009 Verlag der TU Graz.
5.

Linking the tele-TASK Video Portal to the Semantic Web

Bert Baumann, Harald Sack, Andreas Groß, Christoph Meinel
In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems (I2CS 2009), volume 148 pages 205-216, Jena, Germany, 6 2009 GI LNI Press.
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Projects and Partners

 

  • AV-Portal Gottfried-Leibnitz-Universität Hannover, project with Technische Informationsbibliothek Hannover (TIB)
  • Semantic Media Explorer (SEMEX)
    The Semantic Media Explorer is a demonstrator that combines the latest media analysis processes to provides optimal access to video content.
  • MEDIAGLOBE Project
    The aim of MEDIAGLOBE is to open and interlink heterogenouse and currently isolated information sources in media archives and broadcasting corporation. Project partners: DEFA-spektrum, Medienbildungsgesellschaft Babelsberg mbH, Blue Order GmbH
  • THESEUS/CONTENTUS Project
    The purpose of CONTENTUS is to develop basic technologies with which to access, archive and search for multi-media cultural assets and works of art.
  • YOVISTO
    Yovisto is a video search engine specialized in academic content. Yovisto's search index is based on the combination of automated content based video analysis with user generated collaborative annotation (collaborative tagging, discussions, and comments). In difference to traditional video search engines, Yovisto enables pinpoint access within video data by providing fine-granular, time-dependent metadata.
  • Semantic Games
    Games with a purpose that are dedicated to create and curate semantic content.

Current News

Prior Events and Activities

 

2011

2010

2009

Teaching

 

 

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2014 (SS)

2013/14 (WS)

2013 (SS)

  • Seminar (Master): Semantic Multimedia (Blog)
  • Seminar (Bachelor): Multimedia Analyse Technologien (Blog)
  • Schülerkolleg (für Schüler der 8. bis 10. Klasse): Internetsuche und Google PageRank - Wie wird was durch wen gefunden?

    • Woche 1 - 09.04.2013: Die Geschichte der Web-Suchmaschinen (pdf)
    • Woche 2 - 23.04.2013: Term- und Dokumentenranking (pdf)
    • Woche 3 - 07.05.2013: Google Page Rank (pdf)
    • Woche 4 - 21.05.2013: Personalisierung und Web Crawling (pdf)
    • Woche 5 - 04.06.2013: Semantische Suche

 

 

2012/13 (WS)

2012 (SS)

2011/12 (WS)

2011 (SS)

2010/11 (WS)

2010 (SS)

2009/10 (WS)

 

 

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Supervised Master Theses

  • Gerald Töpper: Erweiterung der DBpedia Ontologie und des Extraction Frameworks zur Sicherung der Datenqualität. (finished April 2012)
  • Peter Retzlaff: Visualisierung von Bag-of-Visual-Words-Vektoren für die Visual Concept Detection (finished March 2014)
  • Sebastian Stange: Evaluierung einer semantischen Videosuche und Ermittlung geeigneter Videoanalysetechniken (finished March 2014)
  • Michael Wolowyk: Semantic Recommender Systems (preliminary title) (in progress)

Open Master Theses

Please find a list of possible topics for Master Theses. Contact us, if you are interested in one of these topics or have own suggestions.

  • Video Analysis:

    • OCR Spellcorrection
    • Tag Relevance Estimation in Photo Communities
    • Learning Local Image Descriptors

  • Linked Data and Semantic Web:

    • Named Entity Evolution
    • Authority File Mapping
    • A Mereology for Media Fragments

 

 

 

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