Ongoing Projects

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdocs: Medical Question Answering [2022 - 2024]
Methods and tools that enable the direct answering of complex medical questions.
Beneficiary: Harrisen Paul Scells (Leipzig University)
DFG Project: A Multilayer Corpus for Ancient Greek and Latin [2022 - 2025]
Creation of a scalable corpus of interoperable annotation layers for Ancient Greek and Latin texts.
Principal investigator: Giuseppe G. A. Celano (Leipzig University)
DFG Project: Objective Argument Summarization in Search (OASiS) [2021 - 2024]
Research on the summarization of argumentative texts with special emphasis on rendering the summaries neutral.
Partners: H. Wachsmuth (Paderborn University)
BMBF Project: Shared Tasks as an innovative approach to implement AI and Big Data-based applications within universities (SharKI): Subproject on shared tasks for computer science and from a didactics perspective. [2021 - 2024]
Research on shared tasks as a learning exercise for undergraduate students and their didactic value.
Partners: S. Hofmann (Leipzig University), B. Stein (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), J. Frochte (Bochum University of Applied Sciences)
BMBF Project: Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (ScaDS.AI): Subprojects on bias analytics, and web mining and crowdsourcing for scalable training data acquisition. [2019 - 2022]
Research on bias in machine learning-based systems and on the large-scale acquisition of training data through distant supervision.
Partners: 14 partners at Leipzig University and Dresden University
BMBF Project: Agile-AI – Agile Development of AI Systems: An Experiment Platform for Research, Education and Practice [2019 - 2023]
Development of an AI laboratory that allows for the cloud-based experimentation with AI systems and their evaluation.
Partners: N. Siegmund (Leipzig University), B. Stein (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
BMBF Project: Phoenix – Scientific Authorship in Flux: Development of new Performance Criteria in Science [2019 - 2022]
Analyzing today's best practices in assigning authorship to scientific papers, and development of new indicators to measure scientific contribution.
Partners: C. Schendzielorz (DZHW), B. Stein (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
BMBF Project: The Immersive Web Observatory [2017 - today]
Exploiting the Internet Archive's web archive for smart and immersive applications in economy, society, and science.
Partners: B. Stein, B. Fröhlich (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar), M. Hagen (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)

Completed Projects

BMBF Project: Scalable Data Services 2 (ScaDS 2): Subproject on intelligent text analysis with applications in the Digital Huamnities [2018 - 2021]
Research on text reuse and its detection, especially regarding cases of summarization.
Partners: 16 partners at Leipzig University and Dresden University
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.
Partners: B. Stein (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
Google Grant in the Digital News Initiative Program: Clickbait [2016 - 2017]
Basic research and algorithms for clickbait detection.
ESF/ELIAS Funding: PAN Network Initiative II [2014]
PAN evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse.
DAAD Funding: Higher Education Dialog Program [2013 - 2014]
Expert forum for digital text forensics.
BMWi EXIST Startup Grant: PicaPica [2013 - 2014]
Web services for plagarism detection.
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ESF/ELIAS Funding: PAN Network Initiative I [2012]
PAN evaluation lab on uncovering plagiarism, authorship, and social software misuse.