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Best Paper Award at the iV 2021

Our paper on “Visual Analytics and Similarity Search – Interest-based Similarity Search in Scientific Data” at the iV2021 conference was honored with “The Best Paper Award” for the innovative contribution in terms of originality of concepts and application. The “Best Paper Awards” is given to contributions which will be selected by the committee among the papers presented in iV2021 and applied for the award. Study’s relevance to the symposium’s scope, its scientific contribution, writing/presentation style will be considered in the evaluation process as well.

The Information Visualisation Conference (iV) is an international conference that aims to provide a foundation for integrating the human-centered, technological and strategic aspects of information visualization to promote international exchange, cooperation and development.

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Book Chapter published in Student Handbook “Praxishandbuch Forschungsdatenmanagement”

We are glad to announce that our chapter to the student handbook “Praxishandbuch Forschungsdatenmanagement” (Engl.: practice handbook research data management) was accepted and got printed at De Gruyter. Our chapter addresses the foundations of Data Visualization, which is explained on behalf of selected examples.

The book covers nowadays societal research challenges in pespective of data management and how current approaches in research can helo to handle it. Therewith, events such as the entry into force of the code “Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” of the German Research Foundation (DFG) or the establishment of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) put providers, producers and users of research data in front of specialist, technical, legal and organizational challenges. The practical handbook for research data management comprehensively covers all relevant aspects of research data management and the current framework conditions in the data ecosystem.

In particular, the practical implications of data policy and law, the respective data market, data culture, personal qualification, data management and “FAIR” data transfer and reuse are examined. The practical handbook also provides an overview of projects, developments and challenges in Research data management.

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Thesis Presentation: Named-Entity Recognition on Publications and Raw-Text for Meticulous Insight at Visual Trend Analytics

Where: TU Darmstadt / GRIS, Fraunhoferstr. 5 (Darmstadt), Room tba

!!!!! Due to the Corona crisis and the accompanying restrictions at the TU Darmstadt, the exam will be non-public! !!!!!

Who: Ubaid Rana (Author), Prof. Dr. Arjan Kuijper (Supervisor), Dipl.-Inf. Dirk Burkhardt (Advisor/Co-Supervisor)
What: Master Thesis – “Named-Entity Recognition on Publications and Raw-Text for Meticulous Insight at Visual Trend Analytics”

Abstract:

In the modern data-driven era, a massive amount of research documents are available from publicly accessible digital libraries in the form of academic papers, journals and publications. This plethora of data does not lead to new insights or knowledge. Therefore, suitable analysis techniques and graphical tools are needed to derive knowledge in order to get insight of this big data. To address this issue, researchers have developed visual analytical systems along with machine learning methods, e.g text mining with interactive data visualization, which leads to gain new insights of current and upcoming technology trends. These trends are significant for researchers, business analysts, and decision-makers for innovation, technology management and to make strategic decisions.
Nearly every existing search portal uses the traditional meta-information e.g only about the author and title to find the documents that match a search request and overlook the opportunity of extracting content-related information. It limits the possibility of discovering most relevant publications, moreover it lacks the knowledge required for trend analysis. To collect this very concrete information, named entity recognition must be used to be able to better identify the results and trends. The state-of-the-art systems use static approach for named entity recognition which means that upcoming technologies remain undetected. Modern techniques like distant supervision methods leverage big existing community-maintained data sources, such as Wikipedia, to extract entities dynamically. Nonetheless, these methods are still unstable and have never been tried on complex scenarios such as trend analysis before.
The aim of this thesis is to enable entity recognition on both static tables and dynamic community updated data sources like Wikipedia & DBpedia for trend analysis. To accomplish this goal, a model is suggested which enabled entity extraction on DBpedia and translated the extracted entities into interactive visualizations. The analysts can use these visualizations to gain trend insights, evaluate research trends or to analyze prevailing market moods and industry trends.

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