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Digitale Mündigkeit und Bürgerrechte

This content is only available in German.   Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer und netzpolitischer Sprecher Konstantin von Notz (Grüne) zum Informationsbesuch am HITS Zu einem Informationsbesuch über die Themen „Digitalisierung“ und „Künstliche Intelligenz“ kam jetzt Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer ans HITS, gemeinsam mit MdB Dr. Konstantin von Notz, dem netzpolitischen Sprecher der Grünen-Fraktion im Deutschen Bundestag und…

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TPDL Paper Accepted

The paper “Semantic Author Name Disambiguation with Word Embeddings” by Mark-Christoph Müller has been accepted as a Long Paper at TPDL 2017 (International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries). The conference will take place from September 18 to 21, 2017, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The paper is a result of the project SCAD –…

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The Dark Side of Natural Language Processing

At the first “Ethics in Natural Language Processing” workshop in Valencia, scientists discussed the opportunities and dangers of automatic speech analysis. According to HITS researcher Michael Strube, “Exceedingly few people know how well we can analyze unstructured data.” Smartphones are a part of our everyday lives both at work and at home. We write emails,…

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Publication in Scientometrics Journal

A study entitled “Data Sets for Author Name Disambiguation: An Empirical Analysis and a New Resource” has just been published in the Springer Scientometrics journal. The authors of the study, which was produced in the Leibniz-funded project “Scalable Author Disambiguation for Bibliographic Databases”, are Mark-Christoph Müller from the HITS NLP group, Florian Reitz from dblp…

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Another Successful Defense

Sebastian Martschat (second from the right, with his examination committee) has successfully defended his PhD. thesis on “Structured Representations for Coreference Resolution”. Sebastian is a former HITS doctoral student who now works as a research assistant at Heidelberg University.

New Scientific Director: Michael Strube

As of January 2017, Prof. Dr. Michael Strube is the new Scientific Director (“Institutssprecher”) of HITS. As the position of Scientific Director rotates through the group leaders, this is a planned change in the HITS management. Rebecca Wade, who was Scientific Director for the last two years, stepped down from the position at the end…

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EACL Paper Accepted

The paper “Trust, but Verify! Better Entity Linking through Automatic Verification” by Benjamin Heinzerling, Michael Strube, and Chin-Yew Lin has been accepted as a long paper at EACL 2017, to be held in Valencia, Spain, from April 3 – 7, 2017.

Coling Paper Accepted

The paper “Incremental Global Event Extraction” by Alex Judea and Michael Strube has been accepted for Coling 2016, which will take place from December 11th to 16th in Osaka, Japan.