Mark-Christoph Müller from the Natural Language Processing (NLP) group at HITS has been awarded the “Best Poster and Demonstration Award” at the “23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries “ in Oslo (http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2019/awards/). Together with his colleagues Adam Bannister (zbMATH) and Florian Reitz (dblp) he received the award for their demo “Off-The-Shelf Semantic Author Name Disambiguation for Bibliographic Data Bases“, which was developed as part of the SCAD project funded by the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and the Klaus Tschira Foundation.
The demo presents a minimalist, easily customizable tool for institutions where bibliographic data is stored on a large scale and puts particular emphasis on advanced methods from natural language processing (NLP) for comparing publication title semantics.
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.