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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@THE IEEE Symposium on Multimedia

At the moment, the 19 IEEE Symposium on Multimedia takes place in Taichung, Taiwan. Yesterday, Martin held a talk about the joint research between the University of Innsbruck and the Johannes Kepler University: He presented the paper "Mining Culture-Specific Music Listening Behavior from Social Media Data" by Martin Pichl, Eva Zangerle, Grünther Specht and Markus Schedl. The paper was also presented in the poster session in the evening, triggering an interesting discussion with other researchers. 

DBIS@Digital Humanities Austria Conference

This year, the 4th Digital Humanities Austria Conference will take place in Innsbruck. The DBIS team will be highly involved, taking part and presenting research on various topics:

  • Eva Zangerle, Michael Tschuggnall, Stefan Wurzinger and Günther Specht will be presenting a poster on "Analyzing Coherent Characteristics in Music Playlists" (actually covering parts of Stefan's master thesis)
  • Barbara Laner, Andy Stauder, Eva Zangerle and Theo Hug will be presenting a poster on "Visualization Strategies for Digital Archives. The Case of the Ernst-von-Glasersfeld-Archive"
  • Gerald Hiebel, Claudia Posch, Gerhard Rampl, Elisabeth Gruber, Klaus Hanke and Eva Zangerle will present their work on "Semantics for Mountaineering History"
  • Gerald Hiebel, Claudia Posch, Gerhard Rampl and Eva Zangerle have organized a panel on "Building Bridges - Corpus linguistics and Digital Humanities"

Also, Günther Specht and Eva Zangerle have served in the Program Committee of the conference and will be chairing a session at the conference.

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.