The Hasso Plattner Institute offers degree programs in “IT Systems Engineering” that are unique Germany-wide. It is a practical form of computer science study that places special emphasis on the conception and development of complex software systems. The education at Hasso Plattner Institute is tuition free.
Research in HPI’s topic areas is carried out in Potsdam and internationally at the Hasso Plattner Institute Research School. It is distinguished by its high scientific standard, practical approach and close cooperation with industry. The primary focus of HPI’s research is on highly complex IT systems.
Hasso Plattner Institute holds an unique position on the landscape of German universities. Research and teaching are concentrated in the area of IT systems engineering. The highly ranked Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs have a high practical and innovation orientation. Design Thinking spans a bridge between Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design in Stanford.
The Hasso Plattner Institute has educational programs for both high school students and working professionals. It operates its own IT learning platform - openHPI - which provides free online courses. The Youth Academy organizes computer science camps and events for high school students. Professionals can take advantage of educational opportunities in the field of Design Thinking at the HPI Academy.
GovWILD GovWILD gathers and integrates government data from diverse government data sources, presents them in a Web interface and provides the data for download. Received the IBM Scalable Data Analytics Award
ProLOD Profiler for Linked Open Data (ProLOD) is a Web-based tool to perform data profiling tasks on datasets such as DBpedia. (NTII 2010 paper)
Yovisto Yovisto is a semantic 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) and Linked Open Data resources such as DBpedia. In difference to traditional video search engines, Yovisto enables pinpoint access within video data by providing fine-granular, time-dependent semantic metadata being published as Linked Open Data (SAMT 2010 paper / SemSearch 2010 paper).
Mediaglobe Cultural Memory provides an ever-increasing amount of information. Only a negligible small portion of this content is already accessable in the World Wide Web. Mediaglobe is a funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology within the context of the THESEUS research program 'New technologies for the internet of services' and aims to take media archives into the digital future providing availability and usability for the growing stock of audiovisual documents concerning German contemporary history. Mediaglobe offers state-of-the-art services for multimedia analysis and semantic multimedia search based on mappings to Linked Open Data resources on the web.
Stratosphere The DFG Research Unit (Forschergruppe) is developing a cloud-based data management system. One of the use cases is to query and cleanse linked open data.
iPopulator With iPopulator, we have introduced a system that automatically populates infoboxes of Wikipedia articles by extracting attribute values from the article's text. In contrast to prior work, iPopulator detects and exploits the structure of attribute values to independently extract value parts. We have published a set of extracted facts from Wikipedia. (CIKM 2010 paper / technical report)
Lorey, J., 2013. SPARQL Endpoint Metrics for Quality-Aware Linked Data Consumption. InProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS '13).Vienna, Austria.
Lorey, J. & Naumann, F., 2013. Caching and Prefetching Strategies for SPARQL Queries. InProceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data (USEWOD).Montpellier, France.
Gruetze, T., Böhm, C. & Naumann, F., 2012. Holistic and Scalable Ontology Alignment for Linked Open Data. InProceedings of the 5th Linked Data on the Web (LDOW) Workshop at the 21th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW).Lyon, France.
Abedjan, Z., Lorey, J. & Naumann, F., 2012. Reconciling Ontologies and the Web of Data. InProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM).Maui, Hawaii, USA, , Bll 1532-1536.
Lange, D., Böhm, C. & Naumann, F., 2010. Extracting structured information from Wikipedia articles to populate infoboxes. InProceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM).Toronto, Canada, , Bll 1661-1664.
Böhm, C. et al., 2010. Linking open government data: what journalists wish they had known. InProceedings the 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS), Graz, Austria. Available at: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1839751.