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:

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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

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 […]

CLEF NewsREEL 2016

Author: Benjamin Kille

We are happy to announce that NewsREEL has been accepted for CLEF 2016. NewsREEL is short for “News Recommendation Evaluation Lab”. NewsREEL offers two tasks for researchers to engage with.

First, we provide a data set comprising interactions between users and news articles on a variety of digital publisher services. Participants re-iterate […]

Meet us at RecSys’15

RecSys’15 is starting tomorrow in Vienna. Our own Benjamin Kille will be there the whole conference. On the first day, September 16th, he will give a tutorial about Real-time Recommendation of Streamed Data. If you want to get in touch tweet Benny @bennykille.

If you stay the till the weekend, don’t miss the CrowdRec […]

30th Symposium of Applied Computing, SAC 2015

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

Last week I attended the 30th Symposium of Applied Computing (SAC 2015) in Salamanca, Spain. The conference was held in the Hospedería del Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca (Universidad de Salamanca), a historical edifice in Salamanca, Spain, founded in 1519 by Alonso de Fonseca.

The Symposium of Applied Computing is a big international conference […]

NewsREEL 2015 is on the way

Author: Benjamin Kille

In 2015, we continue the quest of news recommendations. The CLEF initiative frames a variety of laboratories. NewsREEL appears for the second time among these labs.

We offer two tasks each of which allows participants to evaluate the qualities of their recommendation algorithms. Task 1 connects participants to actual consumers of news […]

What’s shakin’, bacon? – Berlin #IR #ML Events in November 2014

Author: Till Plumbaum

If you happen to have some spare time in November, and feel the desire filling that time with something interesting and educational, here are some IRML recommendations what to do in November:


Kaggle Berlin + Advanced ML Study Group:Advanced ML Study Group – Deep Learning Programming Exercises #ML

19th November


Berlin by Bus

Berlin – capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, a hub between Eastern and Western Europe, and, most importantly, home of the DAI-Labor. Despite the city’s growing global reputation as a place of culture and popular tourist destination, kitchen chatter revealed that not all IRML’ers are familiar with its major sites. Determined to change this […]