LWDA conference 2016, Potsdam, Germany

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The LWDA ("Lernen Wissen Daten Analysen") conference is a conference organized by the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Informatics Society). The 2016 edition was held in Potsdam, 12-14 September 2016.
The conference is organized in 4 tracks focusing on Information Retrieval (IR), Knowledge Discovery and Machine Learning (KDML), Databases (DB) and Knowledge Management (WM).
CC IRML contributes to the conference in three different tracks.

The paper "An Interactive e-Government Question Answering System" presents a Question-Answering system developed for the specific requirements of an e-government scenario. The system combines information retrieval and AI methods for providing direct answers to questions concerning governmental services. The systems has been developed in the master course "Semantic Search Project".

The paper "Topical Video-On-Demand Recommendations based on Event Detection" presents an event-based recommender system for art house movies Based on semantic sources and social media events are identified that are used for computing movie recommendations related to specific days and events.

The poster "Applying Topic Model in Context-Aware TV Programs Recommendation" presents our approach for learning context aware recommendations combining topic models and model built based on a user data-based Latent-Dirichlet Allocation.

The very active poster session and the high-quality keynote talks as well as the modern venue (HPI, Campus Griebnitzsee) inspired valuable discussion and new research ideas.

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