Research Initiative for Knowledge Discovery in the Web

Knowledge Discovery in the Web encompasses a wide variety of scientific challenges for a broad range of disciplines in technology as well as human, social, and economic sciences. Of particular potential is the Web 2.0 with its so-called “wisdom of crowds.” The vast amount of freely available information reflected in social networks, Wikipedia, and similar freely available knowledge sources has barely been explored yet.

To address this exciting area of research, the members of the Research Initiative for Knowledge Discovery in the Web join their forces to broaden the research excellence at the TU Darmstadt. The interdisciplinary cooperation allows us to go beyond the perspective of individual departments to form a global view that will offer new insights into the nature of the Web.

Doctoral Program for Language and Knowledge Engineering

As part of the research initiative, the Doctoral Program for Language and Knowledge Engineering brings together the computer science departments of the Technische Universität Darmstadt. It tackles cutting-edge computer science research such as novel methods in machine learning, information retrieval, and multimedia content analysis, as well as focused advances in understanding textual and multimedia content.

Events

In the context of the Research Initiative for Knowledge Discovery in the Web several events are being or have been organized:
  • LOEWE Workshop on Digital Humanities, July 4, 2011
    At the workshop on Digital Humanities at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, about 30 participants from the Goethe University Frankfurt, TU Darmstadt and Freies Deutsches Hochstift discussed issues and topics concerning this LOEWE project.

  • DFG Round Table Session, May 19–20, 2011
    The interdisciplinary Research Initiative for Knowledge Discovery in the Web (WeRC) organized the DFG Round Table Session in the area of Web Research at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

  • WeRC Talk Series, Summer Semester 2011
    The Web was discussed from the point of view of different perspectives and disciplines — e.g., the Web in education, the Web at work, the Web and humanities and social sciences, web and security, future Internet, and the Web in scientific work.
  • 1st Symposium on Web Research, November 11–12, 2010
    The interdisciplinary Research Initiative for Knowledge Discovery in the Web (WeRC) organized the first Symposium on Web Research at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. The event was led by Prof. Iryna Gurevych (UKP Lab) and Prof. Johannes Fürnkranz (Knowledge Engineering).

Contact

Prof. Iryna Gurevych

WeRC Coordinator

work +49 (6151) 16 - 5411

 gurevych@cs.tu-...

 

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