Ongoing Projects

DFG
DFG Project within the priority programme 2172: Curating the Feed [2023 - 2026]
Interdisciplinary perspectives onto digital image feeds and their curatorial assemblages.
S. Wirth (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), C. Bareither (Tübingen University)
EU
EU Project: OpenWebSearch.EU [2022 - 2025]
Piloting a cooperative open web search infrastructure to support Europe's digital sovereignty.
M. Granitzer (Passau University), M. Potthast (Leipzig University), 11 more
BMBF
BMBF Project: SKILL [2021 - 2025]
An AI social science lab for for inquiry-based learning.
J. Neyer and K Girgensohn (European University Viadrina), B. Fröhlich (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
DFG
DFG Project within the RATIO Priority Program 1999: LARGA [2021 - 2024]
Learning argumentation axioms from monological and dialogical texts.
M. Stede (Potsdam University)
BMBF
BMBF Project: SharKI [2021 - 2024]
Shared tasks as an innovative approach to implement AI- and Big-Data-based applications in the higher education.
M. Potthast, S. Hofmann (Leipzig University), J. Frochte (Bochum University)
EU
EFRE/TAB Funding: Text Image Structures [2021 - 2023]
Digital humanities and the discourse of modernity.
H. Schmidgen, V. Rodehorst (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
Freistaat Thüringen
Thuringia National Program ProDigital: MetaReal [2020 - 2024]
Immersive knowledge access, collaborative exploration, and intelligent retrieval in a digital copy of our world.
B. Fröhlich, V. Rodehorst, H. Schmidgen (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), W. Broll (TU Ilmenau)
BMBF
BMBF Project: PHOENIX [2019 - 2022]
Reflection, analysis, and quantification of the practice of authorship in scientific writing.
S. Hornbostel (German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies, DZHW), M. Potthast (Leipzig University)
BMBF
BMBF Project: Agile-AI [2019 - 2022]
Agile development of software systems that operationalize complex machine learning experiments.
N. Siegmund, M. Potthast (Leipzig University)
BMBF
BMBF Project: The Immersive Web Observatory [2018 - 2023]
Exploiting the Internet Archive's web archive for smart and immersive applications in economy, society, and science.
B. Fröhlich, M. Hagen (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), M. Potthast (Leipzig University)
DFG
DFG Project: Process-Oriented Discourse Analysis [2017 - 2022]
Technologies for discourse-based research in media history and the history of science.
Partners: H. Schmidgen, F. Simon-Ritz (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), B. Dotzler, G. Deinzer (Regensburg University)
Adobe
Adobe Research Grant: Deep Text Analytics [2015 - today]
Basic research in the cross section of information retrieval and machine learning.

Completed Projects

DLR
Cooperation with the DLR Data Science Institute: Reliability and Quality in Social Media [2018 - 2021]
Effective and efficient analysis of social media data such as Twitter news, Facebook posts, or Instagram messages regarding information quality and trust.
M. Potthast (Leipzig University)
Google
Google Grant in the Digital News Initiative Program: Conversational News [2019 - 2020]
Research on how to bring written news articles from the web or print to smart speakers.
M. Hagen (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)
DFG
DFG Project: Arguana [2016 - 2020]
Argumentation analysis for the Web.
I. Gurevych (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
IBM
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award [2018 - 2019]
Research grant which honors exceptional Ph.D. students, here devoted for developing computational argumentation technology.
Khalid Al-Khatib (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
BMBF
BMBF Project: Provenance Analytics for 3D Digitizing, News Dissemination, Text Reuse and Forensics [2016 - 2019]
Interpreting the origin, possible causes, and the probable sources of information in data-driven and distributed applications.
B. Fröhlich, M. Hagen (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), O. Niggemann (Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences), M. Granitzer (Passau University), ArcTron 3D Vermessungstechnik GmbH Altenthann
BMBF
BMBF Research Group: Big Data Analytics [2013 - 2018]
Technologies for reproducible analyses in very large data sets.
B. Fröhlich, M. Hagen (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
Google
Google Grant in the Digital News Initiative Program: Clickbait [2016 - 2017]
Basic research and algorithms for clickbait detection.
WR
Large-Scale Research Facility: Big Data Cluster (Betaweb) [2015]
Specification: 145 nodes, 1740 cores at 2.4 GHz, 27.2 TB RAM, 4060 TB HDD.
ESF
ESF/ELIAS Funding: PAN Network Initiative II [2014]
PAN evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse.
DFG
DFG Project: CAIR II [2013 - 2015]
Semantic cluster analysis for information retrieval.
N. Fuhr (University of Duisburg-Essen)
BMWi
BMWi EXIST Startup Grant: PicaPica [2013 - 2014]
Web services for plagiarism detection.
DAAD
DAAD Funding: Higher Education Dialog Program [2013 - 2014]
Expert forum for digital text forensics.
DAAD
DAAD Funding: Research Stay for Experienced Scientists [2013]
Automatic construction of debates stubs from wikipedia.
R. Awadallah, Palestine
DAAD
DAAD Funding: Research Stay for Experienced Scientists [2013]
Concepts and methods for the characterization of question queries.
P. Braslavski, Yandex N.V. Ekaterinburg
BMBF
BMBF Project: Arguana [2012 - 2014]
Argumentation analysis for customer opinion mining.
s-Lab Paderborn University, Resolto Informatik GmbH Herford
ESF
ESF/ELIAS Funding: PAN Network Initiative I [2012]
PAN evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse.
European Commission
EU-FP7 Project in the Marie Curie IRSES Program: WIQ-EI [2011 - 2014]
Web information quality evaluation initiative.
Know-Center Graz, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, University of the Aegean
WR
Major Research Instrumentation (Art. 91b, German Basic Law): Digital Bauhaus Lab [2010 - 2014]
Interdisciplinary research center for digital media: information access, interfaces, analysis and retrieval, communities.
B. Stein, B. Fröhlich (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
DFG
DFG Project: CAIR I [2010 - 2012]
Semantic cluster analysis for information retrieval.
N. Fuhr (University of Duisburg-Essen)
BMBF
BMBF Project: InfexBA [2009 - 2011]
Information extraction algorithms for business applications.
s-Lab Paderborn University, Resolto Informatik GmbH Herford, Digital Collections Verlagsgesellschaft mbH Hamburg
Freistaat Thüringen
Thuringia National Program ProExzellenz: Robust Structures [2009 - 2011]
Strategies for the design and analysis of robust structures.
M. König, K. Beucke, B. Fröhlich, T. Gross, C. Könke (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
BMBF
BMBF Funding: Innoprofile Large-scale Facilities [2009]
Cluster scale-up, display technology, and dedicated lab infrastructure.
B. Fröhlich, O. Kornadt (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
EU
EFRE Funding: Visual Analytics for Engineering [2008]
Visualization infrastructure for digital engineering research.
B. Fröhlich, C. Könke (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
BMBF
BMBF Research Group: Intelligent Learning [2007 - 2012]
Innovative information technologies for knowledge management tasks.
B. Fröhlich, O. Kornadt (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
dSPACE
dSPACE Research Grant [2006 - 2008]
Diagnosis algorithms for distributed, dynamic systems.
dSPACE GmbH Paderborn