CrowdSA

Employed Technologies: Java, GATE (incl. various Plug-Ins, such as TwitIE), PostgreSQL + postGIS, Visual Paradigm, Hibernate, various Natural Language Processing Tools (upon interest), R, Protégé, Weka

Areas of Interest: Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Understanding, Semantic Enrichment, (Ontology-based) Information Extraction, Entity Disambiguation, Topic Detection & Tracking, Geoparsing, Point Pattern Analysis, Spatio-Temporal Data Mining, Text Mining, Topic Detection & Tracking, Stream Processing

Open Topics for Seminar/Bachelor's/Master's Projects

  • Topic 1: Implementing a GATE Plug-In for Spatial Grounding of Social Media Content
  • Topic 2: Classifying Crisis-Related Photos from Social Media

Current Projects

  • "Crisis Briefing" – Automated Extraction of Crisis-Relevant Information from Tweets (Raphael Mosaner, Philipp Schwarz), Bachelor Project
  • "Situation-adaptive Crowd-sensing" – Implementation of a Dynamic Twitter Stream Adapter on Apache Spark (Thomas Hintersteiner), Master Thesis
  • Increasing Scalability – Big Data Technologies for Social Media Mining (Thomas Hintersteiner), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • A Tool Suite for Editing and Analyzing Situation Types (Daniel Neidhart), Master Thesis

Finished Projects

  • Sketching the Situational Picture - Implementation of a PreparednessRadar for First Responders (Markus Weißenbek, Berthold Roiser), Bachelor Project
  • Topic Detection & Tracking in Social Media (Simon Woisetschläger), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Predictive Modeling with Social Media Data (Raphael Mosaner), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Crowd-sourcing Social Media Analysis (Philipp Schwarz), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • A Flexible Data Ingestion and Information Fusion Framework for SAW Applications (Ovidiu-Cristian Iliesiu), Bachelor Project
  • Who is Tweeting? User Account Classification on Twitter (Sinan Arnaut), Seminar Thesis, Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Generating Natural Language Descriptions for Images (Stefana Fratean), Seminar Thesis, Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Text Mining Techniques for Social Media Data (Mhd Mousa Hamad), Seminar Thesis, Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Data Quality Analysis for Crowd-Sensed Crisis Situation Awareness (Alexander Porod), Bachelor Project
  • Semantic Enrichted Aggregation of Social Media (Carina Reiter), Master Thesis
  • Evolution in Crowd Situation Awareness (Gerald Madlsperger), Master Thesis