Webis Funded Projects

Ongoing Projects

Freistaat Thüringen
Thuringia National Program ProDigital: MetaReal [2020 - 2024]
Immersive knowledge access, collaborative exploration, and intelligent retrieval in a digital copy of our world.
Partners: B. Fröhlich, V. Rodehorst, H. Schmidgen (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), W. Broll (TU Ilmenau)
BMBF
BMBF Project: Phoenix [2019 - 2022]
Reflection, analysis, and quantification of the practice of authorship in scientific writing.
Partners: S. Hornbostel (Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung, DZHW), M. Potthast (Leipzig University)
BMBF
BMBF Project: Agile-AI [2019 - 2021]
Agile development of software systems that operationalize complex machine learning experiments.
Partners: N. Siegmund (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), M. Potthast (Leipzig University)
Google
Google Grant in the Digital News Initiative Program: Conversational News [2019 - 2020]
Research on how to bring written news articles from the web or print to smart speakers.
Partners: M. Hagen (Halle University)
DLR
Cooperation with the DLR Data Science Institute: Reliability and Quality in Social Media [2018 - 2021]
Effective and efficient analysis of social media data such as Twitter news, Facebook posts, or Instagram messages regarding information quality and trust.
Partners: M. Potthast (Leipzig University)
IBM
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award [2018 - 2019]
Research grant which honors exceptional Ph.D. students, here devoted for developing computational argumentation technology.
Khalid Al-Khatib (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
BMBF
BMBF Project: The Immersive Web Observatory [2017 - today]
Exploiting the Internet Archive's web archive for smart and immersive applications in economy, society, and science.
Partners: B. Fröhlich, M. Hagen (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), M. Potthast (Leipzig University)
DFG
DFG Project: Process-Oriented Discourse Analysis [2017 - 2021]
Technologies for discourse-based research in media history and the history of science.
Partners: H. Schmidgen, F. Simon-Ritz (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), B. Dotzler, G. Deinzer (Regensburg University)
DFG
DFG Project: Arguana [2016 - 2020]
Argumentation Analysis for the Web.
Partner: I. Gurevych (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
BMBF
BMBF Project: Provenance Analytics for 3D Digitizing, News Dissemination, Text Reuse and Forensics [2016 - 2019]
Interpreting the origin, possible causes, and the probable sources of information in data-driven and distributed applications.
Partners: B. Fröhlich, M. Hagen (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), O. Niggemann (Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences), M. Granitzer (Passau University), ArcTron 3D Vermessungstechnik GmbH Altenthann
Adobe
Adobe Research Grant: Deep Text Analytics [2015 - today]
Basic research in the cross section of information retrieval and machine learning.

Completed Projects

BMBF
BMBF Research Group: Big Data Analytics [2013 - 2018]
Technologies for reproducable analyses in very large data sets.
Partners: B. Fröhlich, M. Hagen (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
Google
Google Grant in the Digital News Initiative Program: Clickbait [2016 - 2017]
Basic research and algorithms for clickbait detection.
WR
Large-Scale Research Facility: Big Data Cluster (Betaweb) [2015]
Specification: 145 nodes, 1740 cores at 2.4 GHz, 27.2 TB RAM, 4060 TB HDD
ESF
ESF/ELIAS Funding: PAN Network Initiative II [2014]
PAN evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse.
DFG
DFG Project: CAIR II [2013 - 2015]
Semantic cluster analysis for information retrieval.
Partner: N. Fuhr (University of Duisburg-Essen)
BMWi
BMWi EXIST Startup Grant: PicaPica [2013 - 2014]
Web services for plagarism detection.
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DAAD
DAAD Funding: Higher Education Dialog Program [2013 - 2014]
Expert forum for digital text forensics.
DAAD
DAAD Funding: Research Stay for Experienced Scientists [2013]
Automatic construction of debates stubs from wikipedia.
R. Awadallah, Palestine
DAAD
DAAD Funding: Research Stay for Experienced Scientists [2013]
Concepts and methods for the characterization of question queries.
P. Braslavski, Yandex N.V. Ekaterinburg
BMBF
BMBF Project: Arguana [2012 - 2014]
Argumentation analysis for customer opinion mining.
Partners: s-Lab Paderborn University, Resolto Informatik GmbH Herford
ESF
ESF/ELIAS Funding: PAN Network Initiative I [2012]
PAN evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse.
European Commision
EU-FP7 Project in the Marie Curie IRSES Program: WIQ-EI [2011 - 2014]
Web information quality evaluation initiative.
Partners: Know-Center Graz, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, University of the Aegan
WR
Major Research Instrumentation (Art. 91b, German Basic Law): Digital Bauhaus Lab [2010 - 2014]
Interdisciplinary research center for digital media: information access, interfaces, analysis and retrieval, communities.
Concept development and planning by B. Stein, B. Fröhlich (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
DFG
DFG Project: CAIR I [2010 - 2012]
Semantic cluster analysis for information retrieval.
Partner: N. Fuhr (University of Duisburg-Essen)
BMBF
BMBF Project: InfexBA [2009 - 2011]
Information extraction algorithms for business applications.
Partners: s-Lab Paderborn University, Resolto Informatik GmbH Herford, Digital Collections Verlagsgesellschaft mbH Hamburg
Freistaat Thüringen
Thuringia National Program ProExzellenz: Robust Structures [2009 - 2011]
Strategies for the design and analysis of robust structures.
Partners: M. König, K. Beucke, B. Fröhlich, T. Gross, C. Könke (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
BMBF
BMBF Funding: Innoprofile Large-scale Facilities [2009]
Cluster scale-up, display technology, and dedicated lab infrastructure.
Partners: B. Fröhlich, O. Kornadt (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
EU
EFRE Funding: Visual Analytics for Engineering [2008]
Visualization infrastructure for digital engineering research.
Partners: B. Fröhlich, C. Könke (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
BMBF
BMBF Research Group: Intelligent Learning [2007 - 2012]
Innovative information technologies for knowledge management tasks.
Partners: B. Fröhlich, O. Kornadt (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
dSPACE
dSPACE Research Grant [2006 - 2008]
Diagnosis algorithms for distributed, dynamic systems.
Partner: dSPACE GmbH Paderborn