New Champion of the „Bohnenspiel WM“

In the 2018 edition of the annual Bohnenspiel WM a new champion emerged! As integral part of the AI bachelor lecture, every year the students have the chance to participate in small groups in a tournament called the Bohnen-WM. For this tournament the students have to design and implement an AI that is capable of playing the game Bohnenspiel on a high level . This year 8 groups participated with AIs implementing different techniques and tactics. Finally, the AI of the group Selia Bati, Yves Mike Ekspenszid, and Sophia Isabel Maguin have won the cup. The winning AI was named „DieWilde9“.

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New DFG Project on joining graph- and vector-based sense representations for semantic end-user information access

We are happy to announce that the Deutsche Forschungs­gemeinschaft accepted our proposal for extending a joint research project on hybrid semantic representations together with our friends and colleagues of the Language Technology Group of the University of Hamburg.

 

The project, titled „Joining graph- and vector-based sense representations for semantic end-user information access“ (JOIN-T 2) builds upon and aims at bringing our JOIN-T project (also funded funded by DFG) one step forward. Our vision for the next three years is to explore ways to produce semantic representations that combine the interpretability of manually crafted resources and sparse representations with the accuracy and high coverage of dense neural embeddings.

Stay tuned for forthcoming research papers and resources!

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Paper accepted at EMNLP 2018

Our long paper submission

„Investigating the Role of Argumentation in the Rhetorical Analysis of Scientific Publications with Neural Multi-Task Learning Models " (Anne Lauscher, Goran Glavaš, Kai Eckert, and Simone Paolo Ponzetto)

got accepted at the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2018), one of the top-tier conferences in natural language processing!

Data Science Conference LWDA 2018 in Mannheim

The Data and Web Science Group is hosting the Data Science Conference LWDA 2018 in Mannheim on August 22-24, 2018.

LWDA, which expands to „Lernen, Wissen, Daten, Analysen“ („Learning, Knowledge, Data, Analytics“), covers recent research in areas such as knowledge discovery, machine learning & data mining, knowledge management, database management & information systems, information retrieval. 

The LWDA conference is organized by and brings together the various special interest groups of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Computer Science Society) in this area. The program comprises of joint research sessions and keynotes as well as of workshops organized by each special interest group.

Further information can be found on the conference website: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/lwda-2018/.

Download the conference poster.

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Roche Hypo University Challenge won by DWS-AI

We are happy to announce that Jakob Huber and Timo Sztyler reached the 1st place in the Hypo University Challenge that was hosted by Roche Diabetes Care GmbH and powered by IBM.