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We are a subdivision of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck.


Our passion lies in developing innovative methods for efficient data storage and analyses aiming to assist users and businesses to meet their information needs.




DBIS@WikidataCon 2017

Last week, Adelheid Heftberger presented our work on "Employing Wikidata for Fostering Scholarly Research" at WikidataCon, the largest conference on Wikidata, in Berlin. In this work, we propose a novel workflow that allows how an annotation tool may integrate articles of disciplines of the humanities to annotate these articles and to subsequently, automatically ingest the annotations into the Wikidata platform. A first prototype of such a workflow has already been developed in a cooperation of Eva Zangerle with Freie Universität Berlin, Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften and Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Please find further information on the publication on the according submission website and in the video recording of the presentation session (our talk begins at 16:15).

Paper at ISM 2017 accepted

We are happy to announce a new publication success: Together with Markus Schedl from the Johannes Kepler University Linz we got the paper "Mining Culture-Specific Music Listening Behavior from Social Media Data" accepted at this year's IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, which is going to take happen in Taichung in December.

A warm Welcome to all new Computer Science Students

A warm welcome to all new computer science students from the DBIS team. This week, the "Brückenkrus Informatik" starts. As part of this course, DBIS makes an introduction to Python, one of the data science programming languages. 

Busy Week for DBIS@CLEF

This week, Michael Tschuggnall and Maximilian Mayerl presented their work at the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF).

Michael served as Task Chair of the Author Identification Task of the PAN workshop, Günther Specht also was member of the task committee there. The PAN workshop series deals with digital text forensics and includes challenges on e.g., author identification or obfuscation.

Also, MediaEval, a benchmarking initiative for multimedia retrieval, was co-located with CLEF. DBIS participated in the MediaEval challenge on Genre Classification (wrangling with hundreds of thousands of tracks and according features over weeks) and finished 2nd :) Maximilian presented our classification approach at the workshop.