Announcing the 12th Intl. Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics (INRA’24)

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

Recommender systems have become crucial in managing the overwhelming volume of news in today’s digital ecosystem by providing personalized, context-aware suggestions. The introduction of Large Language Models (LLMs) has significantly transformed the news industry by automating the generation of news content. The field of news recommendation is faced with numerous challenges, including […]

Official Opening of the InnoLab at the ITDZ Berlin

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly evolving field of research that has garnered significant attention in recent months, particularly with the advent of Large Language Models (LLM) and technologies capable of generating images (e.g. Stable Diffusion) and multimedia content. These innovations simplify the content generation and the context-sensitive creation of documents, strongly changing […]

NewsImages Workshop 2023 in Amsterdam and Online

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The 14th Annual MediaEval Workshop has been held 1-2 February 2024. MediaEval has been held in conjunction with MMM in Amsterdam, Netherlands. MediaEval serves as a benchmarking initiative dedicated to fostering the creation and assessment of innovative algorithms within the multi-media field. It highlights the interdisciplinary nature of multimedia by offering datasets that […]

Insights from LWDA Conference Presentation – Combining Information Retrieval and Large Language Models for a Chatbot that Generates Reliable, Natural-style Answers

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

Chatbots stand as one of the premier communication channels in the digital age, essential in several different sectors for their instantaneous, round-the-clock interaction. Conventional (rule-based) chatbots (like Alice) have exhibited significant limitations, particularly in adapting to context, addressing specific inquiries, and supporting follow-up questions, often leading to a fragmented and unsatisfactory user experience. […]

NewsImages 2023 – Dataset Released

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The relation of news texts and images is an interesting research topic. Since for a significant fraction of news events no photos are available, news editors often use archived photos or stock images. Due to the advances of generative AI methods, images may be generated to get well-fitting images catching the attention […]

Chatbot Bobbi at the Long Night of Science at the Center for Tangible AI and Digitalization (17-June-2023)

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The Long Night of Science (LNDW) is an annual event that takes place in Berlin and Potsdam. It is a science festival that offers visitors the opportunity to explore science and research in a fun and interactive way. In 2023, for the first time the Center for Tangible AI and Digitalization (ZEKI) […]

NewsImages at MediaEval 2022 in Bergen, Norway

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The MediaEval conference 2022 has been held in Bergen, Norway. The conference has been co-located with the 29th International Conference on Multimedia Modeling to foster an exchange of ideas between the communities. The NewsImages is part of MediaEval since 2018. NewsImages researches methods for analyzing the use of multimedia in the news […]

Impressions from the LWDA Conference 2022 in Hildesheim

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The LWDA conference (acronym for ”Learning, Knowledge, Data, Analytics”) is a conference organized by the German Computer Science Society. The conference covers recent research in areas such as databases, information systems, knowledge discovery, machine learning, data mining, and knowledge management.

In 2022, the conference has been held at the University of Hildesheim […]

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 […]

Announcing MediaEval NewsImages 2022

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

The MediaEval NewsImages challenges has received growing interest in the last years. This is the movivation for us to continue the NewsImages challenge also in 2022. NewsImages provides a dataset and forum for researching the relation between texts and images in news. Images in news should attract the users attention, guide the […]