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Thomas Schmidt, M.Sc.

Academic Curriculum Vitae

Since 4/2020

Research assistant in the DFG-Project "Emotions in Drama". Find more information here.

From 4/2019 to 3/2021

Partly responsible for the Digital Humanities Master Program at the University of Regensburg. More information: Digital Humanities Master at the University of Regensburg

Since 11/2017

Research assistant, PhD Student and lecturer at the chair for Media Informatics, University of Regensburg.

10/2017

Master of Science (M. Sc.) Media Informatics. University of Regensburg. Title of the thesis: “Gefühl ist alles; Name ist Schall und Rauch.” – Der Einsatz von Sentiment Analysis in der quantitativen Dramenanalyse.

10/2013 – 2/2016

Student assistant and scientific assistant at the chair for Information Science, University of Regensburg.

4/2015

Bachelor of Arts (B. A.), Media Informatics and Information Science, University of Regensburg. Title of the thesis: Der Einfluss der Persönlichkeit auf das Informationsverhalten: Eine empirische Studie zur Suche im Web.


Research interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Computational Literary Studies
  • Sentiment Analysis / Affective Computing
  • Natural Language Processing / Text Mining
  • Computer Vision
  • Information Behavior
  • Human Computer Interaction

More information:

Mail: thomas.schmidt@ur.de

Twitter: @thomasS_UniR

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=FecReDsAAAAJ&hl=de 

For a list of Bachelor and Master-Thesis I supervised in Media Informatics and Digital Humanities visit: https://wiki.mi.ur.de/arbeiten/alle?dataflt%5B0%5D=betreuerin_%3DThomas%20Schmidt 


Teaching

  • Forschungsseminar Digital Humanities: Computergestützte Methoden zur Analyse von Charakteren, Sprache und Inszenierung in Film und Theater / Research seminar Digital Humanities: Compuatational Methods to analyse characters, language and staging in movies and theater
  • Mixed Methods in Digital Humanities Project Course
  • Text Mining and Natural Language Processing (Lecture & Tutorial, the course was given in English)
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities - Lectureship at the "Hochschule für den öffentlichen Dienst" in Munich (3 times)
  • Digital Humanities (Lecture & Tutorial) (2 times) (the course was given in English)
  • Digital Methods in Historical Research and Public History (IT-Course for the Public History Master program)
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Sentiment Analysis vs Affektlehre (at University of Würzburg)
  • Propädeutikum Medieninformatik / Preparatory Course Media Informatics (2 times)
  • Übung Digitalisierung und digitale Gesellschaft / Digitization and the Digital Society
  • Übungsleitung: Einführung in die Informatik und Medieninformatik / Introduction to Informatics and Media Informatics
  • Tutorium Mathematische Grundlagen (Informationswissenschaft) / Mathematical Fundamentals (Information Science) (multiple times)
  • Übung Vertiefungsseminar Information Retrieval / Advanced Seminar for Information Retrieval

Awards and grants:

  • Young researcher travel grant for the 5th conference of Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries
  • 3rd place in the DHd 2020 Poster Slam at DHd 2020
  • DHd travel grant for young researchers for DHd 2020. More Information: https://dhd-blog.org/?p=13081
  • oXygen XML Editor Prize for young researchers at the DHN 2019 Conference (4th Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries).
  • DARIAH-DE Digital Humanities Award 2018 in the category "Tools und Projekte" for the master thesis “Gefühl ist alles; Name ist Schall und Rauch.” – Der Einsatz von Sentiment Analysis in der quantitativen Dramenanalyse. For more Information: https://dhd-blog.org/?p=10396
  • Gerda Henkel-Travel grant for PhD-Students  for the DHd 2018

Invited Talks:


Reviewer:

  • Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)
  • Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities
  • Color Research & Application (Journal)
  • 16th International Symposium of Information Science (ISI 2021)
  • Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2020 - Post Proceedings (DHN 2020 Post Proceedings)
  • 3. Workshop InfDH 2020: "Methoden und Anwendungen der Computational Humanities"
  • Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften (Journal)
  • Mensch und Computer (2019,2020,2021), MuC (2019,2020,2021) (Poster)
  • Digital Humanities Conference 2020 (DH 2020)
  • Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2020 (DHN 2020)
  • Jahrestagung des Verbands Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (DHd 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • GI-Workshop: "Software Engineering in den Digital Humanities", INF-DH 2019 (23/24.9.2019, Kassel)
  • GI-Workshop: "Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Tool-Building und Forschung auf Augenhöhe – Informatik und die Digital Humanities", INF-DH 2018 (25.9.2018, Berlin)

Other:

  • Organization of the 16th International Symposium of Information Science. Virtual Conference. More Information: https://isi2021.net/ 
  • Schmidt, Dennerlein & Wolff. (2020). Emotions in Drama - Emotionen im Drama (EmoDrama). Poster presentation at the Digital Humanities Day Leipzig.
  • Schmidt, T. (2019). Multimodal Sentiment Analysis. Presentation at the Workshop "Towards New Horizons in Digital Humanities: Multimodal Approaches for Visual Media" (15 April - 16 April, 2019). Passau, Germany. For more information: Book of Abstracts
  • Participation at the 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLI), (6 August - 17 August, 2018). Sofia, Bulgaria.

Publications:

  • Schmidt, T., Dennerlein, K., & Wolff, C. (2021). Towards a Corpus of Historical German Plays with Emotion Annotations. In 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021). Schloss Dagstuhl-Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik.
  • Schmidt, T. & Wolff, C., eds. (2021) Information between Data and Knowledge: Information Science and its Neighbors from Data Science to Digital Humanities. Schriften zur Informationswissenschaft, 74. Werner Hülsbusch, Glückstadt. ISBN 978-3-86488-172-5.
  • Schmidt, T., Salomon, E., Elsweiler, D. & Wolff, C. (2021). Information Behavior towards False Information and “Fake News” on Facebook: The Influence of Gender, User Type and Trust in Social Media.. In: Schmidt, T. & Wolff, C. (Eds.), Information between Data and Knowledge. Information Science and its Neighbors from Data Science to Digital Humanities. Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium of Information Science (ISI 2021). Glückstadt: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch. (pp. 125—154). DOI: 10.5283/epub.44942
  • Schmidt, T., Dangel, J. & Wolff, C. (2021). SentText: A Tool for Lexicon-based Sentiment Analysis in Digital Humanities. In: Schmidt, T. & Wolff, C. (Eds.), Information between Data and Knowledge. Information Science and its Neighbors from Data Science to Digital Humanities. Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium of Information Science (ISI 2021). Glückstadt: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch. (pp. 156—172). DOI: 10.5283/epub.44943
  • Schmidt, T., Engl, I., Halbhuber, D., & Wolff, C. (2020). Comparing Live Sentiment Annotation of Movies via Arduino and a Slider with Textual Annotation of Subtitles. In Post-Proceedings of the 5th Conference Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN 2020) (pp. 212-223).
  • Schmidt, T. & Halbhuber, D. (2020). Live Sentiment Annotation of Movies via Arduino and a Slider. In Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference (DHN 2020). Late Breaking Poster.
  • Schmidt, T. & Kleindienst, N. (2020). Investigating the Transformation of Original Work by the Online Fan Fiction Community – A Case Study for Supernatural. Digital Practices. Reading, Writing and Evaluation on the Web. University of Basel, Switzerland.
  • Schmidt, T., Mosiienko, A., Faber, R., Herzog, J., & Wolff, C. (2020). Utilizing HTML‐analysis and computer vision on a corpus of website screenshots to investigate design developments on the web. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology57(1), e392.
  • Moßburger, L., Wende, F., Brinkmann, K., & Schmidt, T. (2020, December). Exploring Online Depression Forums via Text Mining: A Comparison of Reddit and a Curated Online Forum. In Proceedings of the Fifth Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop & Shared Task (pp. 70-81).
  • Schmidt, T., Schlindwein, M., Lichtner, K., & Wolff, C. (2020). Investigating the Relationship Between Emotion Recognition Software and Usability Metrics. i-com, 19(2), 139-151.
  • Schmidt, T., Engl, I., Herzog. J. & Judisch, L. (2020). Towards an Analysis of Gender in Video Game Culture: Exploring Gender-specific Vocabulary in Video Game Magazines. In Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference (DHN 2020). Riga, Latvia.
  • Schmidt, T., Kaindl, F. & Wolff, C. (2020). Distant Reading of Religious Online Communities: A Case Study for Three Religious Forums on Reddit. In Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference (DHN 2020). Riga, Latvia.
  • Schmidt, T., Hartl, P., Ramsauer, D., Fischer, T., Hilzenthaler, A. & Wolff, C. (2020). Acquisition and Analysis of a Meme Corpus to Investigate Web Culture. In Digital Humanities Conference 2020 (DH 2020). Virtual Conference.
  • Schmidt, T., Kaindl, F. & Wolff, C. (2020). Visualizing Collocations in Religious Online Forums. In Digital Humanities Conference 2020 (DH 2020). Virtual Conference.
  • Schmidt, T., Bauer, M., Habler, F., Heuberger, H., Pilsl, F. & Wolff, C. (2020). Der Einsatz von Distant Reading auf einem Korpus deutschsprachiger Songtexte. In Book of Abstracts, DHd 2020 (pp. 296-299). Paderborn, Deutschland. doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3666690
  • Ortloff, A., Windl, M., Güntner, L. & Schmidt, T. (2020). BeyondTheNotes: Ein Tool zur quantitativen Analyse in den digitalen Musikwissenschaften. In Book of Abstracts, DHd 2020 (pp. 282-286). Paderborn, Deutschland. doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3666690
  • Schmidt, T. (2019). Distant Reading Sentiments and Emotions in Historic German Plays. In Abstract Booklet, DH_Budapest_2019 (pp. 57-60). Budapest, Hungary.
  • Schmidt, T., Winterl, B., Maul, M., Schark, A., Vlad, A. & Wolff, C., (2019). Inter-Rater Agreement and Usability: A Comparative Evaluation of Annotation Tools for Sentiment Annotation. In: Draude, C., Lange, M. & Sick, B. (Hrsg.), INFORMATIK 2019: 50 Jahre Gesellschaft für Informatik – Informatik für Gesellschaft (Workshop-Beiträge). Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. (S. 121-133). DOI: 10.18420/inf2019_ws12
  • Schmidt, T., Jakob, M. & Wolff, C., (2019). Annotator-Centered Design: Towards a Tool for Sentiment and Emotion Annotation. In: Draude, C., Lange, M. & Sick, B. (Hrsg.), INFORMATIK 2019: 50 Jahre Gesellschaft für Informatik – Informatik für Gesellschaft (Workshop-Beiträge). Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. (S. 77-85). DOI: 10.18420/inf2019_ws08
  • Schmidt, T., Wittmann, V. & Wolff, C., (2019). The Influence of Participants’ Personality on Quantitative and Qualitative Metrics in Usability Testing. In: Alt, F., Bulling, A. & Döring, T. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2019 - Tagungsband. New York: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3340764.3340787
  • Ortloff, A.-M., Windl, M., Güntner, L. & Schmidt, T., (2019). Towards a Graphical User Interface for Quantitative Analysis in Digital Musicology.   Mensch und Computer 2019 - Workshopband. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.. DOI: 10.18420/muc2019-ws-568
  • Ortloff, A.-M., Güntner, L., Windl, M., Schmidt, T., Kocur, M. & Wolff, C., (2019). SentiBooks: Enhancing Audiobooks via Affective Computing and Smart Light Bulbs. In: Alt, F., Bulling, A. & Döring, T. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2019 - Tagungsband. New York: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3340764.3345368
  • Hartl, P., Fischer, T., Hilzenthaler, A., Kocur, M. & Schmidt, T., (2019). AudienceAR - Utilising Augmented Reality and Emotion Tracking to Address Fear of Speech. In: Alt, F., Bulling, A. & Döring, T. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2019 - Tagungsband. New York: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3340764.3345380
  • Halbhuber, D., Fehle, J., Kalus, A., Seitz, K., Kocur, M., Schmidt, T. & Wolff, C., (2019). The Mood Game - How to use the player’s affective state in a shoot’em up avoiding frustration and boredom. In: Alt, F., Bulling, A. & Döring, T. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2019 - Tagungsband. New York: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/3340764.3345369
  • Schmidt, T., Burghardt, M., Dennerlein, K. & Wolff, C. (2019). Katharsis - A Tool for Computational Drametrics. In: Book of Abstracts, Digital Humanities Conference 2019 (DH 2019). Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Schmidt, T. & Wolff, C. (2019). Wissenstransfer: Digitalisierung. Einzigartiges Kooperationsprojekt zu Datenbeständen über NS-Opfer. Blick in die Wissenschaft, 39, 38-40.
  • Schmidt, T., Burghardt, M., Dennerlein, K. & Wolff, C. (2019). Sentiment Annotation in Lessing’s Plays: Towards a Language Resource for Sentiment Analysis on German Literary Texts. In: 2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2019). LDK Posters. Leipzig, Germany.
  • Schmidt, T., Burghardt, M. & Wolff, C. (2019). Towards Multimodal Sentiment Analysis of Historic Plays: A Case Study with Text and Audio for Lessing’s Emilia Galotti. In: Proceedings of the DHN (DH in the Nordic Countries) Conference (pp. 405-414) Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Auer, A., Berteloot, P., Mielke, B., Schikora, C., Schmidt, T. & Wolff, C. (2019) Stilometrie in der Rechtslinguistik. In: IRIS - Proceedings of the 22nd International Legal Informatics Symposium (pp. 375-385).
  • Schmidt, T., Burghardt, M. & Wolff, C., (2018). Herausforderungen für Sentiment Analysis-Verfahren bei literarischen Texten. In: Burghardt, M. & Müller-Birn, C. (Hrsg.), INF-DH-2018. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V..
  • Böhm, P. Hansbauer, A. Schmidt, T. & Wolff, C. (2018). Subjektive Komplexität und Usability bei Webshops. In: Dachselt, R. & Weber, G. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2018 - Tagungsband (pp. 267-271). Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
  • Schmidt, T. & Burghardt, M. (2018). An Evaluation of Lexicon-based Sentiment Analysis Techniques for the Plays of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. In: Proceedings of the Second Joint SIGHUM Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, Humanities and Literature (pp. 139-149). Santa Fe, New Mexico: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  • Schmidt, T., Burghardt, M. & Dennerlein, K. (2018). Sentiment Annotation of Historic German Plays: An Empirical Study on Annotation Behavior. In: Sandra Kübler, Heike Zinsmeister (eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Annotation in Digital Humanities (annDH 2018) (pp. 47-52). Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Schmidt, T. & Burghardt, M. (2018). Toward a Tool for Sentiment Analysis for German Historic Plays. In: Piotrowski, M. (ed.), COMHUM 2018: Book of Abstracts for the Workshop on Computational Methods in the Humanities 2018 (pp. 46-48). Lausanne, Switzerland: Laboratoire laussannois d'informatique et statistique textuelle.
  • Schmidt, T., & Wolff, C. (2018). The Influence of User Interface Attributes on Aesthetics. i-com, 17(1), 41-55.
  • Schmidt, T., Burghardt, M. & Dennerlein, K. (2018). „Kann man denn auch nicht lachend sehr ernsthaft sein?“ – Zum Einsatz von Sentiment Analyse-Verfahren für die quantitative Untersuchung von Lessings Dramen. In Book of Abstracts, DHd 2018.
  • Schmidt, T. & Wolff, C. (2017). Der Einfluss von User Interface-Attributen auf die Ästhetik. In: Burghardt, M., Wimmer, R., Wolff, C. & Womser-Hacker, C. (Hrsg.), Mensch und Computer 2017 - Tagungsband (pp. 61-72). Regensburg: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
  • Burghardt, M., Spanner, S., Schmidt, T., Fuchs, F., Buchhop, K., Nickl, M., & Wolff, C. (2017). Digitale Erschließung einer Sammlung von Volksliedern aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum. In Book of Abstracts, DHd 2017.
  • Schmidt, T., & Wolff, C. (2016). Personality and information behavior in web search. In: Proceedings of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST 2016)
  • Burghardt, M., Dennerlein, K., Schmidt, T., Mühlenfeld, J. & Wolff, C. (2016). Katharsis – Ein Werkzeug für die quantitative Dramenanalyse. In CLARIN-D Forum CA3. Verfügbar unter www.clarin-d.de/de/konferenz-abstracts/369-katharsis-ein-werkzeug-fuer-die-quantitative-dramenanalyse
  • Schmidt, T. (2016). Der Einfluss der Persönlichkeit auf das Informationsverhalten: Eine empirische Studie zur Suche im Web. Studia Informatica Ratisbonensis 1, Bachelorarbeit, Universität Regensburg. [pdf] [bib]
  • Schmidt, T., & Wolff, C. (2015). Genderspezifische Unterschiede im Informationsverhalten am Beispiel E-Commerce. Information-Wissenschaft & Praxis, 66(1), 65-76.

  1. Fakultät für Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften
  2. Institut für Information und Medien, Sprache und Kultur (I:IMSK)

Medieninformatik

Thomas Schmidt, M.Sc.

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