Hoai Nam Tran and Maximilian Schmidhuber each successfully participated as individual teams in the GermEval 2021 Shared Task. The subtasks posed challenges to the detection or classification of toxic hate comments on the one hand, and valuable comments, as well as to facts and assertions, on the other. Hoai Nam Tran took 2nd place overall out of 15 teams. Maximilian Schmidhuber completed the first subtask and placed 9th there. Their performance is also particularly noteworthy because they competed as individual student teams against group teams of PhD students, postdocs and industry representatives. The proceedings were also published.
At WWW '21, Gregor Donabauer (together with Udo Kruschwitz and David Coney) presented a paper on "Making Sense of Subtitles: Sentence Boundary Detection and Speaker Change Detection in Unpunctuated Texts". This project was part of the seminar "Advanced Topics in Information Retrieval".
At ECIR 2021, which takes place in an online format, Dominik Ramsauer presented a short paper on "Exploring the Incorporation of Opinion Polarity for Abstractive Multi-document Summarization". In it, he elaborated a model for MDS that makes it possible to also obtain sentiments and opinions within abstract summarized documents.
Thomas Jänich, graduate of Information Science in Regensburg, started his PhD at the University of Glasgow in February 2021. He is working on the topic of "Fair Machine Learning for Search & Recommendation Systems".
Anna-Marie Ortloff, former student of Information Science at the University of Regensburg, started her PhD at the University of Bonn in early January 2021. As part of the Workgroup Behavioral Security (BeSec) under Prof. Dr. Matthew Smith, she would like to find her PhD topic in this area, considering Human Information Behavior.
Julia Hoffmann published (together with Udo Kruschwitz) the paper "UR NLP @ HaSpeeDe 2 at EVALITA 2020: Towards Robust Hate Speech Detection with Contextual Embeddings". The paper originated on the edited Shared Task of the conference, which in turn was initiated in the Master Project Course. On the topic of Hate Speech Detection, she also participated in the workshop, as well as the Women in Data Science 2021 conference.
Sabrina Barko-Sherif's paper "Conversational Agents for Recipe Recommendation" was accepted for and presented at CHIIR '20 (The 2020 ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval).
Selina Meyer published the results of her master's thesis as an article "Assessing the Quality of Weight Loss Information on the German Language Web" in the journal Movement and Nutrition in Health and Disease.
At the end of 2015 six student groups from our master course had the chance to present their projects at the MUM’15 ('International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia') in Linz. We are proud to say that 6 of the 15 accepted projects came from our students.
Below is a listing of those projects:
Nombot is a dialog system which makes it easier to track your dietary habits (to the paper).
FROY is a mobile movie recommendation system which matches users emotional state with the mood of movies (to the paper).
This project tries to answer the question on how a smartwatch with speech recognition can be used to win landmarks for navigational systems (to the paper).
This project aimed to optimize destination input on the campus intern pedestrian navigation system "URwalking" (to the paper).
The goal was to implement an application which allows the user to choose songs according to his or her mood (to the paper).
An augmented reality-based assistance system was developed in this project. It supports industry workers in the fabrication process of circuit panels with a smart glass and a self-developed software (to the paper).
Students conduct an eye tracking experiment.