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 […]

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 the 10 Intl. Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

In our continuously changing world, news play a major role. In recent years we observed a rapidly changing news ecosystem leading to new challenges: Workshop on News Recommendation and Analytics (INRA) serves to exchange ideas and discuss recent trends, technological advancements, and open problems concerning news. The workshop provides a forum to […]

The DAI Labor provides several datasets for research purpose

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

At our lab we actively work on research projects in the domain of

Language-models and Chatbots Semantic knowledge processing and knowledge graphs Recommender Systems

In this post, we lists datasets we have been using in DAI-Lab’s publications. All datasets are publicly available by sending an email to corpora(at)dai-labor.de.

Delicious dataset

This […]

Our new Research Project "SPURT" (Language Models for Generating Polls and the Identification of Topics) has started

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

Learning about user interests and opinions of readers of news portals is interesting for both readers and authors. Online surveys and polls have been shown useful to engage readers and to learn about the readers options. The challenge in defining good questions (interesting for most users) is the broad spectrum of topic […]

Announcing the 9th INRA workshop, held in conjunction with RecSys 2021.

Author: Andreas Lommatzsch

ACM RecSys is the leading conference in the research areas of recommender systems. In 2021 in RecSys conference will be held as a hybrid event. The physical part will take place in the Amsterdam Conference Center (the former Amsterdam Stock Exchange Building). The physical sessions are planned for the morning sessions; the […]

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 […]