Impressions from the 10th INRA workshop at SIGIR 2022

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The 10th edition of the International Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics (INRA 2022) has been held at July 15th, 2022, as a hybrid SIGIR workshop in Madrid, Spain. The INRA workshop provides a platform for recent research and discussions in the domain of news and recommender algorithms. Over last years the […]

Presenting the Chatbot Bobbi on the “Hoffest” at the Red Townhall in Berlin

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The Hoffest (Courtyart Festival) at the Red Townhall in Berlin is traditional festival before the summer vacation. This year, Franziska Giffey, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, welcomed representatives from politics, business, science, diplomacy, culture, media and sports as well as citizens earned merits in the last months.

The DAI-Labor presented the robot […]

Announcing MediaEval – News Images 2020

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

Images play an important role in online news articles and news consumption patterns. The influence of images on the perceived relevance of news items as well as the factors making images interesting in news are not well researched yet. This has been the motivation for us to setup the "News Images" task […]

Bobbi supports Berlin’s Administration in Answering Questions related to COVID-19

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

Chatbots are a popular technique for building a scalable and easy-to-use solution answering user questions. Bobbi is the chatbot of the City of Berlin. The bot is designed for answering questions related to the services provided by the city administration.

With the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the related COVID-19 disease, […]

ACM Conference on Recommender Systems 2019 and International Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics

Author: Benjamin Kille

The ACM International Conference on Recommender Systems was held in Copenhagen from 16th to 20th September 2019. The 13th edition of RecSys features three days of conference talks followed by two days for workshops and tutorials. The program included two keynote speeches. First, Mireille Hildebrandt explored how the EU’s GDPR affects recommender […]

NewsREEL 2017

Author: Benjamin Kille

We are excited to announce the start of another edition of CLEF NewsREEL. This year’s challenge continues with both tasks:

NewsREEL Live: interact with an operating news recommender systems and real users NewsREEL Replay: analyze a comprehensive data set to determine the best recommender

Our partners at plista are currently busy revising […]

CrowdRec: Topical Semantic Recommendations for Auteur Films @RecSys 2016

Author: Till Plumbaum

At this years RecSys we presented a demo system that collects topics of interest from Twitter and RSS-Feeds, extracts relevant Named Entities, and uses semantic relations for recommending movies closely related to these topics. During the poster session, which was running for 3 1/2 hours, we were constantly in discussion with the […]

GamifIR 2016 – What happened in Pisa?

You can find all the answers on: http://gamifir.com/

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Third International Workshop on Gamification for Information Retrieval (GamifIR 2016)

Held in conjunction with SIGIR 2016 Pisa, Italy 21 July 2016 http://gamifir.com

Call for Papers – Deadline: May 29, 2016 Goals

Many research challenges in the field of IR rely on tedious manual labour. Canonical examples include the manual feedback required to assess the […]

CrowdRec Contribution to SIREMTI Workshop / MobiCASE

Author: Benjamin Kille

The 7th EAI International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services took place on 12-13 November in Berlin. The Workshop on Situation Recognition by Mining Temporal Information was held as part of the event.

We contributed a paper in collaboration with Fabian Abel (XING) and Balázs Hidasi (Gravity R&D). “Using Interaction Signals […]