Utilizing Web Knowledge: Language Technologies and Psychological Processes

The efficient use of web-based information sources (e.g. Wikis) is becoming increasingly important within the modern technological civilization. Novel algorithms and speech technologies are available for enhancing the access to those resources and are already getting facilitated by systems like Wikulu. However the expected beneficial effect does not always emerge. This may be explained by theories postulating a limited pool of cognitive resources for problem solving. For validating this assumption, an interdisciplinary cooperation is required, which can be provided by the WeRC group, bringing together computer scientists and psychologists among other disciplines.

Goals

Analyzing state-of-the-art algorithms and technologies to determine their usefulness with respect to cognitive models for problem solving.

Project Publications

Additional Attributes

Type

Approaches to Automatic Text Structuring

Nicolai Erbs
September 2015
[Online-Edition: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/4959/]
[Phdthesis]

Identifying Argumentative Discourse Structures in Persuasive Essays

Christian Stab, Iryna Gurevych
In: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014), p. 46-56, October 2014
Association for Computational Linguistics
[Online-Edition: www.ukp.tu-darmstadt.de/data/argumentation-mining/argument-annotated-essays/]
[Inproceedings]

Hierarchy Identification for Automatically Generating Table-of-Contents

Nicolai Erbs, Iryna Gurevych, Torsten Zesch
In: Proceedings of 9th Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2013), p. 252-260, September 2013
INCOMA Ltd.
[Inproceedings]

Bringing Order to Digital Libraries: From Keyphrase Extraction to Index Term Assignment

Nicolai Erbs, Iryna Gurevych, Marc Rittberger
In: D-Lib Magazine, Vol. 19, p. 1-16, September 2013
[Online-Edition: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september13/erbs/09erbs.print.html]
[Article]

Effektivere Informationssuche im World Wide Web

Christopher Kim Schwarz, Nina Keith, Iryna Gurevych, Nicolai Erbs, Torsten Zesch
September 2010
[Misc]

Do overview snippets improve information search in the World Wide Web?

Christopher Schwarz
2010
[Thesis (Master, Bachelor, Diploma)]

People

Resources

A presentation by Christopher Schwarz about the status of the project.

A poster showing the scope of the project.

Related Projects

  • Wikulu: The "Wikulu - Self-Organizing Wikis" project at the UKP Lab employs the latest Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies to manage unstructured information, i.e. to structure the content in corporate Wikis. The objective of the project is thus to implement intelligent approaches to assist the user while creating, editing, or searching content.
  • QA-EL: The QA-EL project investigates new applications of dynamic lexical-semantic resources for information search in eLearning. The goal is to provide uniform access to both institutional and informal knowledge resources, whereby precise and short aggregated answers are supplied to the learner.

Funding

The project is funded starting 2011 by the Förderinitiative Interdisziplinäre Forschung

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