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, Python & scikit-learn

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

  • "Mining the Information Nuggets" - Informativeness Filtering, IE & RelEx from Potentially Crisis-Related Tweets (David Graf), Master Thesis
  • Adaptive Query Refinement (Eyad Haddad), Master Thesis
  • Traffic Situation Analysis (Berthold Roiser), Project in Intelligent Information Systems
  • "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

  • SEMEVAL 2017 TASK 8 - Rumor classification (David Graf), Project in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Automated Rumor Detection in Social Media (David Graf), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Ontology-Learning and the Pertinence of Social Media (Alexander Moser), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Effects and Detection of Social Botnets (Christian Huber), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Aerial Robotics and Image Analysis for Disaster Assessment (Franz Strasser), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Influencer Detection (Franziska Schaur), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Contextual Advertising (Michael Krieger), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Deep Learning for Text Understanding (Mario Kahlhofer), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Natural Language Understanding (Patrick Bonten), Seminar in Intelligent Information Systems
  • Sketching the Situational Picture - Implementation of a PreparednessRadar for First Responders (Markus Weißenbek, Berthold Roiser), Bachelor Project - take a look at the resulting PROTOTYPE!!!
  • 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