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.
HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by 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, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.