Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer

Chair of Information Systems V: Web-based Systems
Director of the Institute of Computer Science and Business Informatics

Universität Mannheim
B6, 26, Room B 1.15
D-68131 Mannheim

Email:  chris (at) informatik.uni-mannheim.de 
Phone: +49 621 181 2677

Consultation hour: Wednesday, 13:30-14:30

Research

Overview

Christian Bizer explores technical and empirical questions concerning the development of global, decentralized information environments. His current research focus is the evolution of the World Wide Web from a medium for the publication of documents into a global dataspace. Christian Bizer initialized the W3C Linking Open Data community effort which is interlinking large numbers of data sources on the Web. He co-founded the DBpedia project which derives a comprehensive knowledge base from Wikipedia. He also initialized the WebDataCommons project which monitors the adoption of schema.org, RDFa, JSON-LD, Microdata, and Microformats on the Web by analysing large Web crawls. His technical research focuses on the integration of data from large numbers of Web data sources and includes topics such as information extraction, identity resolution, schema matching, data fusion, and data search. Christian Bizer holds an appointment as full professor at the University of Mannheim, where he leads the Focus Group Web-based Systems of the Data and Web Science Group. Before moving to Mannheim, he headed the Web-based Systems Group at Freie Universität Berlin.

Research Interests

  • Large-scale data integration
  • Identity resolution, schema matching, data fusion, data search
  • Information extraction from semi-structured sources
  • Analysis of the adoption of semantic web technologies
  • Knowledge base construction

Publications 

Google Scholar gives an idea which of my papers are highly cited.  DBLP maintains another list of my publications.

2019

2018

2017

  • Lehmann, J., Auer, S., Capadisli, S., Janowicz, K., Bizer, C., Heath, T., Hogan, A. and Berners-Lee, T. (2017). LDOW2017: 10th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web. In Barrett, R., WWW '17 Companion Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion (S. 1679-1680). , International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee: Geneva.
  • Lehmberg, O. and Bizer, C. (2017). Stitching web tables for improving matching quality. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 10, 1502-1513.
  • Lehmberg, O., Brinkmann, A. and Bizer, C. (2017). WInte.r - a web data integration framework. In Nikitina, N., ISWC-P&D-Industry 2017 : Proceedings of the ISWC 2017 Posters & Demonstrations and Industry Tracks co-located with 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017) Vienna, Austria, October 23rd to 25th, 2017 (S. Paper 506). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, RWTH: Aachen.
  • Oulabi, Y. and Bizer, C. (2017). Estimating missing temporal meta-information using Knowledge-Based-Trust. In Armano, G., KDWEB 2017 : proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery on the WEB Cagliari, Italy, September 11 to 12, 2017 (S. Paper 4). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, RWTH: Aachen.
  • Petrovski, P. and Bizer, C. (2017). Extracting attribute-value pairs from product specifications on the web. In Sheth, A., WI '17 Proceedings of the International Conference on Web Intelligence : Leipzig, Germany, August 23-26, 2017 (S. 558-565). , ACM: New York, NY [u.a.].
  • Petrovski, P., Primpeli, A., Meusel, R. and Bizer, C. (2017). The WDC gold standards for product feature extraction and product matching. In Bridge, D., E-Commerce and Web Technologies : 17th International Conference, EC-Web 2016, Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Revised Selected Papers (S. 73-86). Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer: Cham.
  • Primpeli, A. and Bizer, C. (2017). Generalizing matching knowledge using active learning. In Christen, P., VLDB-PhD 2017 : Proceedings of the VLDB 2017 PhD Workshop co-located with the 43rd International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2017) Munich, Germany, August 28, 2017 (S. 29-32). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, RWTH: Aachen.
  • Primpeli, A., Meusel, R., Bizer, C. and Stuckenschmidt, H. (2017). The Web Data Commons structured data extraction. In , E-Science-Tage 2017: Forschungs­daten managen (S. 1). , Heidelberg University: Heidelberg.
  • Ritze, D. and Bizer, C. (2017). Matching web tables to DBpedia - a feature utility study. In Markl, V., Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, EDBT 2017, Venice, Italy, March 21-24, 2017 (S. 210-221). , OpenProceedings: Konstanz.

2016

  • Auer, S., Heath, T., Bizer, C. and Berners-Lee, T. (2016). LDOW2016: 9th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web. In Bourdeau, J., Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2016, Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 2016, Companion Volume (S. 1039-1040). , ACM: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Bizer, C., Dong, L., Ilyas, I. and Vidal, M.-E. (2016). Editorial: Special issue on web data quality. Journal of Data and Information Quality : JDIQ, 8, 1:1-1:3.
  • Bryl, V., Bizer, C. and Paulheim, H. (2016). Gathering alternative surface forms for DBpedia entities. In Paulheim, H., NLP & DBpedia 2015 : Proceedings of the Third NLP&DBpedia Workshop (NLP & DBpedia 2015) co-located with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference 2015 (ISWC 2015) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, October 11, 2015 (S. 13-24). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, RWTH: Aachen.
  • Faralli, S., Bizer, C., Eckert, K., Meusel, R. and Ponzetto, S. P. (2016). A Web application to search a large repository of taxonomic relations from the Web. In Kawamura, T., ISWC-P&D 2016 : Proceedings of the ISWC 2016 Posters & Demonstrations Track co-located with 15th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016) Kobe, Japan, October 19, 2016 (S. Paper 58). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, RWTH: Aachen.
  • Gentile, A. L., Kirstein, S., Paulheim, H. and Bizer, C. (2016). Extending RapidMiner with data search and integration capabilities. In Sack, H., The Semantic Web : ESWC 2016 Satellite Events, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 – June 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers (S. 161-171). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer: Cham.
  • Lehmberg, O. and Bizer, C. (2016). Web table column categorisation and profiling. In , WebDB '16 : Proceedings of the 19th International Workshop on Web and Databases, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 26, 2016 : co-located with ACM SIGMOD 2016 (S. Article 4, 1-7). , ACM: New York, NY.
  • Lehmberg, O., Ritze, D., Meusel, R. and Bizer, C. (2016). A large public corpus of web tables containing time and context metadata. In Bourdeau, J., WWW '16 Companion : Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web : Montreal, Canada, April 11 - 15, 2016 (S. 75-76). , ACM: New York, NY.
  • Oulabi, Y., Meusel, R. and Bizer, C. (2016). Fusing time-dependent web table data. In , WebDB '16 : Proceedings of the 19th International Workshop on Web and Databases, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 26, 2016 : co-located with ACM SIGMOD 2016 (S. Article 3, 1-7). , ACM: New York, NY.
  • Ritze, D., Lehmberg, O., Oulabi, Y. and Bizer, C. (2016). Profiling the potential of web tables for augmenting cross-domain knowledge bases. In Bourdeau, J., Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2016, Montreal, Canada, April 11 - 15, 2016 (S. 251-261). , ACM: Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Seitner, J., Bizer, C., Eckert, K., Faralli, S., Meusel, R., Paulheim, H. and Ponzetto, S. P. (2016). A large DataBase of hypernymy relations extracted from the Web. In Calzolari, N., Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016) : May 23-28, 2016, Portorož, Slovenia (S. 360-367). , European Language Resources Association, ELRA-ELDA: Paris.

2015

2014


Teaching

Lectures

Lecture Videos

Videos and screen casts covering all of Christian Bizer's master courses are available on the DWS video lecture page.

Bachelor and Master Thesis

My group and I constantly offer master and bachelor thesis topics in relation to our research as well as the current focus of our seminar.  We are also open to students proposing their own topics as well as to master theses written in cooperation with companies. Please send us an application according to the DWS thesis guidelines if you are interested in writing a bachelor or master thesis with us.

Kontakt

Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer

Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer

Lehr­stuhl für Informations­systeme V: Web­basierte Systeme
University of Mannheim
Fakultät für Wirtschafts­informatik und Wirtschafts­mathematik
B 6, 26 – Room B 1.15
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Mi 13:30–14:30 Uhr