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

Job Offers

Research Team

Former Team Members

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

Our group

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

Publications

  • DoMoRe – A Recommender System for Domain Modeling. Agt-Rickauer, Henning; Kutsche, Ralf-Detlef; Sack, Harald (2018). 71-82.
     
  • Exploring Large Movie Collections: Comparing Visual Berrypicking and Traditional Browsing. Low, Thomas; Hentschel, Christian; Stober, Sebastian; Sack, Harald; Nürnberger, Andreas (2017). 198--208.
     
  • Scheduling Refresh Queries for Keeping Results from a SPARQL Endpoint Up-to-Date (Extended Version). Knuth, Magnus; Hartig, Olaf; Sack, Harald in CoRR (2016). abs/1608.08130
     
  • Fine tuning CNNS with scarce training data - Adapting imagenet to art epoch classification. Hentschel, Christian; Wiradarma, Timur Pratama; Sack, Harald (2016). 3693-3697.
     
  • Quantitative Analysis of Art Market Using Ontologies, Named Entity Recognition and Machine Learning: A Case Study. Filipiak, Dominik; Agt-Rickauer, Henning; Hentschel, Christian; Filipowska, Agata; Sack, Harald (2016). 79-90.
     
  • DBpedia Links: The Hub of Links for the Web of Data. Dojchinovski, Milan; Kontokostas, Dimitris; Rößling, Robert; Knuth, Magnus; Hellmann, Sebastian (2016).
     
  • Evaluating Query and Storage Strategies for RDF Archives. Fernández, Javier D.; Umbrich, Jürgen; Polleres, Axel; Knuth, Magnus (2016). 41--48.
     
  • Pre-Course Key Segment Analysis of Online Lecture Videos. Che, Xiaoyin; Staubitz, Thomas; Yang, Haojin; Meinel, Christoph (2016).
     
  • Data Integration for the Media Value Chain. Agt-Rickauer, Henning; Waitelonis, Jörg; Tietz, Tabea; Sack, Harald in 1690 (2016).
     
  • Joint proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Managing the Evolution and Preservation of the Data Web (MEPDaW 2016) and the 3rd Workshop on Linked Data Quality (LDQ 2016) Debattista, Jeremy; Fernández, Javier D.; Knuth, Magnus; Kontokostas, Dimitris; Rula, Anisa; Umbrich, Jürgen; Zaveri, Amrapali in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (2016). CEUR.org.
     
  • I am a Machine, let me understand Web Media!. Knuth, Magnus; Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald in LNCS (2016). 467--475.
     
  • openSAP: Evaluating xMOOC Usage and Challenges for Scalable and Open Enterprise Education. Renz, Jan; Schwerer, Florian; Meinel, Christoph (2016).
     
  • Semantic Annotation and Information Visualization for Blogposts with refer. Tietz, Tabea; Jäger, Joscha; Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald (2016). (Vol. 1704) 28 - 40.
     
  • refer: a Linked Data based Text Annotation and Recommender System for Wordpress. Tietz, Tabea; Waitelonis, Jörg; Jäger, Joscha; Sack, Harald in CEUR-WS (2016). (Vol. 1690)
     
  • Scheduling Refresh Queries for Keeping Results from a SPARQL Endpoint Up-to-Date. Knuth, Magnus; Hartig, Olaf; Sack, Harald (2016).
     
  • Don't compare Apples to Oranges - Extending GERBIL for a fine grained NEL evaluation. Waitelonis, Jörg; Jürges, Henrik; Sack, Harald (2016).
     
  • FRanCo - A Ground Truth Corpus for Fact Ranking Evaluation. Bobic, Tamara; Waitelonis, Joerg; Sack, Harald G. Cheng, Gunaratna, K., Thalhammer, A. (reds.) (2015).
     
  • Enhance Lecture Archive Search with OCR Slide Detection and In-Memory Database Technology. Malchow, Martin; Bauer, Matthias; Meinel, Christoph (2015). 176-183.
     
  • An Improved System For Real-Time Scene Text Recognition. Yang, Haojin; Wang, Cheng; Che, Xiaoyin; Luo, Sheng; Meinel, Christoph (2015). 657-660.
     
  • Optimizing the Video Experience in MOOCs. Renz, Jan; Bauer, Matthias; Malchow, Martin; Staubitz, Thomas; Meinel, Christoph (2015).
     
  • DBpedia Commons: Structured Multimedia Metadata from the Wikimedia Commons. Vaidya, Gaurav; Kontokostas, Dimitris; Knuth, Magnus; Lehmann, Jens; Hellmann, Sebastian in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, M. Arenas, Corcho, O., Simperl, E., Strohmaier, M., d'Aquin, M., Srinivas, K., Groth, P. T., Dum, M. (reds.) (2015). (Vol. 9367) 281--289.
     
  • Towards Linked Data Update Notifications - Reviewing and Generalizing the sparqlPuSH approach. Knuth, Magnus; Reddy, Dinesh; Dimou, Anastasia; Vahdati, Sahar; Kastrinakis, George A. Dimou, van Ossenbruggen, J., Vidal, M. -E., Sande, M. V. (reds.) (2015).
     
  • The DBpedia Events Dataset. Knuth, Magnus; Lehmann, Jens; Kontokostas, Dimitris; Steiner, Thomas; Sack, Harald S. Villata, Pan, J. Z., Dragoni, M. (reds.) (2015).
     
  • Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Linked Data Quality co-located with 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2015) Rula, Anisa; Zaveri, Amrapali; Knuth, Magnus; Kontokostas, Dimitris (2015). (Vol. 1376) CEUR-WS.org, Portorož, Slovenia.
     
  • PatchR: A Framework for Linked Data Change Requests. Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald in International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) (2015). 11(1) 30-45.
     
  • TailR: A Platform for Preserving History on the Web of Data. Meinhardt, Paul; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald A. Polleres, Pellegrini, T., Hellmann, S., Parreira, J. X. (reds.) (2015). 57-64.
     
  • Improving text recognition by distinguishing scene and overlay text Quehl, Bernhard; Yang, Haojin; Sack, Harald (2015). (Vol. 9445) 944509. SPIE.
     
  • Adaptive E-Lecture Video Outline Extraction Based on Slides Analysis. Che, Xiaoyin; Yang, Haojin; Meinel, Christoph (2015). 59-68.
     
  • Smart Media Navigator: Visualizing Recommendations based on Linked Data. Tietz, Tabea; Waitelonis, Jörg; Jäger, Joscha; Sack, Harald (2014). 48 - 51.
     
  • Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Linked Data Quality (LDQ) Knuth, Magnus; Kontokostas, Dimitris; Sack, Harald in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (2014). CEUR-WS.org, Leipzig, Germany.
     
  • Data Cleansing Consolidation with PatchR. Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Presutti, V.,, Blomqvist,, E.,, Troncy,, R.,, Sack,, H.,, Papadakis,, I.,, Tordai,, A., (reds.) (2014). (8798 ed)
     
  • Linked Data Quality: Identifying and Tackling the Key Challenges. Knuth, Magnus; Kontokostas, Dimitris; Sack, Harald in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (2014).
     
  • WaSABi 2014: Breakout Brainstorming Session Summary. Coppens, Sam; Hammar, Karl; Knuth, Magnus; Neumann, Marco; Ritze, Dominique; Sande, Miel Vander in CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Á. García-Crespo, Berbís, J. M. G., Radzimski, M., Sánchez-Cervantes, J. L., Coppens, S., Hammar, K., Knuth, M., Neumann, M., Ritze, D., Sande, M. V. (reds.) (2014).
     
  • Linked Data Cleansing and Change Management. Knuth, Magnus in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, P. Lambrix, Hyvönen, E., Blomqvist, E., Presutti, V., Qi, G., Sattler, U., Ding, Y., Ghidini, C. (reds.) (2014). (Vol. 8982) 201-208.
     
  • Joint Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Semantic Web Enterprise Adoption and Best Practice and Second International Workshop on Finance and Economics on the Semantic Web Co-located with 11th European Semantic Web Conference García-Crespo, Ángel; Berbís, Juan Miguel Gómez; Radzimski, Mateusz; Sánchez-Cervantes, José Luis; Coppens, Sam; Hammar, Karl; Knuth, Magnus; Neumann, Marco; Ritze, Dominique; Sande, Miel Vander in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (2014). CEUR-WS.org, Anissaras, Crete, Greece.
     
  • openHPI - a Case-Study on the Emergence of two Learning Communities. Grünewald, Franka; Mazandarani, Elnaz; Meinel, Christoph; Teusner, Ralf; Totschnig, Michael; Willems, Christian (2013).
     
  • Lecture Video Segmentation by Automatically Analyzing the Synchronized Slides. Che, Xiaoyin; Yang, Haojin; Meinel, Christoph (2013). 345-348.
     
  • Tree-structure Outline Generation for Lecture Videos with Synchronized Slides. Che, Xiaoyin; Yang, Haojin; Meinel, Christoph (2013). 87-92.
     
  • Linked Soccer Data. Bergmann, Tanja; Bunk, Stefan; Eschrig, Johannes; Hentschel, Christian; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald; Schüler, Ricarda (2013).
     
  • Semantic Multimedia Information Retrieval Based on Contextual Descriptions. Steinmetz, Nadine; Sack, Harald (2013).
     
  • openHPI: Evolution of a MOOC Platform from LMS to SOA. Totschnig, Michael; Willems, Christian; Meinel, Christoph (2013). 49-54.
     
  • Statistical Analyses of Named Entity Disambiguation Benchmarks. Steinmetz, Nadine; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald (2013).
     
  • CONTENTUS - technologies for next generation multimedia libraries. Nandzik, Jan; Litz, Berenike; Flores-Herr, Nicolas; Löhden, Aenne; Konya, Iuliu; Baum, Doris; Bergholz, André; Schönfuß, Dirk; Fey, Christian; Osterhoff, Johannes; Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald; Köhler, Ralf; Ndjiki-Nya, Patrick in Multimedia Tools and Applications (2013). 63(2) 287-329.
     
  • Open Up Cultural Heritage in Video Archives with Mediaglobe. Hentschel, Christian; Hercher, Johannes; Knuth, Magnus; Osterhoff, Johannes; Quehl, Bernhard; Sack, Harald; Steinmetz, Nadine; Waitelonis, Jörg; Yang, Haojin in Lecture Notes in Informatics (2012).
     
  • A framework for improved video text detection and recognition. YANG, Haojin; Quehl, Bernhard; Sack, Harald in Multimedia Tools and Applications (2012). 69(1) 217-245.
     
  • Towards exploratory video search using linked data. Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald in Multimedia Tools and Applications (2012). 59(2) 645 - 672.
     
  • Text Detection in Video Images Using Adaptive Edge Detection and Stroke Width Verification. Haojin Yang, Bernhard Quehl; Sack, Harald (2012).
     
  • Evaluating Entity Summarization Using a Game-Based Ground Truth. Thalhammer, Andreas; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald (2012).
     
  • An Automated Analysis and Indexing Framework for Lecture Video Portal. Yang, Haojin; Oehlke, Christoph; Meinel, Christoph in lecture notes in computer science (2012). 285--294.
     
  • A Skeleton based Binarization Approach for Video Text Recognition. Yang, Haojin; Quehl, Bernhard; Sack, Harald (2012).
     
  • DBpedia Ontology Enrichment for Inconsistency Detection. Töpper, Gerald; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald (2012).
     
  • Automated Extraction of Lecture Outlines from Lecture Videos: a Hybrid Solution for Lecture Video Indexing. Yang, Haojin; Gruenewald, Franka; Meinel, Christoph (2012).
     
  • Cross-Dataset Learning of Visual Concepts In: Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval: User, Context, and Feedback. Hentschel, Chirstian; Sack, Harald; Steinmetz, Nadine (2012).
     
  • Collaboratively Patching Linked Data. Knuth, Magnus; Hercher, Johannes; Sack, Harald (2012). 33-40.
     
  • Open Up Cultural Heritage in Video Archives with Mediaglobe. Hentschel, Christian; Hercher, Johannes; Knuth, Magnus; Osterhoff, Johannes; Quehl, Bernhard; Sack, Harald; Steinmetz, Nadine; Waitelonis, Jörg; Yang, Haojin in Lecture Notes in Informatics (2012).
     
  • Improving Search in Tele-Lecturing: Using Folksonomies as Trigger to Query Semantic Datasets to Extract Additional Metadata. Franka Moritz, Maria Siebert; Meinel, Christoph (2011).
     
  • Lecture Video Indexing and Analysis Using Video OCR Technology. Yang, Haojin; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph in International Journal of Multimedia Processing and Technologies (JMPT) (2011). 2(4) 176-196.
     
  • More than the Sum of its Parts: CONTENTUS -- A Semantic Multimodal Search User Interface. Waitelonis, Jörg; Osterhoff, Johannes P.; Sack, Harald in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (2011). (Vol. 694)
     
  • Named Entity Recognition for User-Generated Tags. Ludwig, Nadine; Sack, Harald in CS (2011).
     
  • WhoKnows? - Evaluating Linked Data Heuristics with a Quiz that Cleans Up DBpedia. Ludwig, Nadine; Waitelonis, Jörg; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald in LNCS (2011).
     
  • A Solution for German Speech Recognition for Analysis and Processing of Lecture Videos. Yang, Haojin; Oehlke, Christoph; Meinel, Christoph (2011).
     
  • Lecture Video Indexing and Analysis Using Video OCR Technology. Yang, Haojin; Siebert, Maria; Lühne, Patrick; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph (2011).
     
  • Automatic Lecture Video Indexing Using Video OCR Technology. Yang, Haojin; Siebert, Maria; Lühne, Patrick; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph (2011).
     
  • Towards exploratory video search using linked data. Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald (2011). (Vol. 53) 1-28.
     
  • Sneak Preview? Instantly Know What To Expect In Faceted Browsing. Osterhoff, Johannes; Waitelonis, Jörg; Jäger, Joscha; Sack, Harald (2011).
     
  • WhoKnows? - Evaluating Linked Data Heuristics with a Quiz that Cleans Up DBpedia. Waitelonis, Jörg; Ludwig, Nadine; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald (2011). (Vol. 8) 236-248.
     
  • RISQ! Renowned Individuals Semantic Quiz – A Jeopardy like Quiz Game for Ranking Facts. Wolf, Lina; Knuth, Magnus; Osterhoff, Johannes; Sack, und Harald in ICPS (2011).
     
  • Community Tagging in Tele-Teaching Environments. Grünewald, Franka; Siebert, Maria; Meinel, Christoph (2011).
     
  • Whoknows? - Evaluating Linked Data Heuristics with a Quiz that cleans up DBpedia. Waitelonis, Jörg; Ludwig, Nadine; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald in International Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE) (2011). 8(4) 236-248.
     
  • The Generation of User Interest Profiles from Semantic Quiz Games. Knuth, Magnus; Ludwig, Nadine; Wolf, Lina; Sack, Harald (2011).
     
  • Semantische Suche - Theorie und Praxis am Beispiel der Videosuchmaschine yovisto.com. Sack, Harald in Web 3.0 & Semantic Web, HMD - Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, (U. Hentgartner; Meier, A., reds.) (2010). 271
     
  • Enabling Reputation Interoperability through Semantic Technologies. Alnemr, Rehab; Paschke, Adrian; Meinel, Christoph (2010). No.13.
     
  • Indexing German Audiovisual Heritage - SKOSification Made Easy. Hercher, Johannes; Sack, Harald (2010).
     
  • Establishing an Expandable Architecture for a tele-Teaching Platform. Siebert, Maria; Moritz, Franka; Meinel, Christoph in ACIS (2010). 323-328.
     
  • Exploratory Semantic Video Search with yovisto. Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald (2010). 446-447.
     
  • Tracing the Provenance of Object-Oriented Computations on RDF Data. Quasthoff, Matthias; Meinel, Christoph in 576 (2010). paper 4.
     
  • Use What You Have -- Yovisto Video Search Engine Takes a Semantic Turn. Waitelonis, Jörg; Ludwig, Nadine; Sack, Harald (2010).
     
  • SEMANTISCHE SUCHE-Theorie und Praxis am Beispiel der Videosuchmaschine yovisto.com. Sack,; Harald, (2010). 13-25.
     
  • Semantically Enabled Exploratory Video Search. Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald; Kramer, Zalan; Hercher, Johannes (2010). 8:1-8:8.
     
  • The Path is the Destination -- Enabling a New Search Paradigm with Linked Data. Waitelonis, Jörg; Knuth, Magnus; Wolf, Lina; Hercher, Johannes; Sack, Harald in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (2010). (Vol. 700)
     
  • Distributed Recognition of Content Similarity in a Tele-Teaching Portal. Siebert, Maria; Moritz, Franka; Meinel, Christoph (2010).
     
  • A Linked Data Web Programm Framework. Quasthoff, Matthias; Meinel, Christoph in LNCS (2010).
     
  • Realization of an Expandable Search Function for an E-Learning Web Portal. Siebert, Maria; Meinel, Christoph in ACIS (2010). 361-366.
     
  • Community Rating in the Tele-Lecturing Context. Moritz, Franka; Siebert, Maria; Meinel, Christoph (2010).
     
  • Unsupervised Matching of Object Models and Ontologies. Quasthoff, Matthias; Völkel, Max; Meinel, Christoph (2010). 7.
     
  • Linking the tele-TASK Video Portal to the Semantic Web. Baumann, Bert; Sack, Harald; Groß, Andreas; Meinel, Christoph (2009). (Vol. 148) 205-216.
     
  • Towards Exploratory Video Search Using Linked Data. Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald (2009). 540 - 545.
     
  • How to Simplify Building Semantic Web Applications. Quasthoff, Matthias; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (2009). (Vol. 524)
     
  • Can Software Developers Use Linked Data Vocabulary? Quasthoff, Matthias; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph in J.UCS Conference Proceedings Series (2009). 542-549.
     
  • Augmenting Video Search with Linked Open Data. Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald in J.UCS Conference Proceedings Series (2009). 550-558.
     
  • Semantic Web Admission Free – Obtaining RDF and OWL Data from Application Source Code. Quasthoff, Matthias; Meinel, Christoph (2008).
     
  • Automatische Erzeugung Semantischer Annotationen für Vorlesungsvideos. Repp, Stephan; Linckels, Serge; Meinel, Christoph (2008). (Vol. 132GI) 149-160.
     
  • Who Reads and Writes the Social Web? A Security Architecture for Web 2.0 Applications. Quasthoff, Matthias; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph (2008). 576-582.
     
  • Segmentation and Annotation of Audiovisual Recordings based on Automated Speech Recognition. Repp, Stephan; Waitelonis, Jörg; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph in LNCS (2007). (Vol. 4881) 620 - 629.
     
  • Encouraging Participation in Virtual Communities - The IT-Summit Blog Case. Bross, Justus; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph in Int. Journal on WWW/Internet (2007). 5(2) 113-129.
     
  • Retrieval Optimization of Pertinent Answers for NL Questions with the E-Librarian Service. Linckels, Serge; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph (2007).
     
  • Encouraging Participation in Virtual Communities: The "IT-summit-blog" Case. Bross, Justus; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph (2007). 245 - 254.
     
  • Optimizing the Retrieval of Pertinent Answers for NL Questions with the E-Librarian Service. Linckels, Serge; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph in LNCS (2007).
     
  • Why HTTPS Is Not Enough - A Signature-Based Architecture for Trusted Content on the Social Web. Quasthoff, Matthias; Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph (2007). 820 - 824.
     
  • Probabilistic Equivalence Checking of Multiple-Valued Functions. Dubrova, Elena; Sack, Harald in Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing (2004). 10(4) 395-414.
     
  • Adapted Variable Reordering for XOR-OBDDs. Meinel, Christoph; Sack, H. (2003). 135-144.
     
  • Course Management in the Twinkle of an Eye. Meinel, Christoph; Sack, Harald; Schillings, Volker (2002). 281-283.
     
  • VisBDD - A Webbased Visualization Framework for OBDD Algorithms. Meinel, Christoph; Sack, Harald; Schillings, Volker (2002). 385-390.
     
  • IDDS: An Interactive Decentralized Documentation System. Meinel, Christoph; Sack, Harald; Schillings, Volker (2001).
     
  • Improving XOR-node Placement for Mod2-OBDD Minimzation. Meinel, Christoph; Sack, Harald (2001). 51-56.
     
  • A Simple Heuristic for Mod2-OBDD Minimization. Meinel, Christoph; Sack, Harald (2001). 304-309.
     
  • Mod-p-DDs: A Data-Structure for Multiple-Valued Functions. Sack, Harald; Dubrova, Elena; Meinel, Christoph (2000). 233-238.
     
  • Representation of Multiple-Valued Functions with Mod-p Decision Diagrams. Sack, Harald; Dubrova, Elena; Meinel, Christoph (2000). 341-348.
     
  • Functional Extension of Decision Diagrams in Practice. Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph (2000). 195-196.
     
  • A Search-Engine-Topology to Improve Document Retrieval on the Web. Roth, Uwe; Heuer, Andreas; Haffner, Ernst-Georg; Meinel, Christoph (2000). 470-475.
     
  • Integration der Schleusentechnologie "Lock-Keeper" in moderne Sicherheitsarchitekturen. Haffner, Ernst-Georg; Engel, Thomas; Meinel, Christoph (2000).
     
  • Probabilistic Symbolic Simulation and Verification with Mod2-OBDDs. Sack, Harald; Meinel, Christoph in Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (1999). 22 156-170.
     

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.

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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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