Awards

2020

SIGIR Student Travel Grant of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) for the 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2020) for Estimating Topic Difficulty Using Normalized Discounted Cumulated Gain. (Lukas Gienapp)
SIGIR Student Travel Grant of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) for the 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2020) for The Impact of Negative Relevance Judgments on NDCG. (Maik Fröbe)
FAIRest Dataset Award of the Thüringer Kompetenznetzwerks Forschungsdatenmanagement (TKFDM) for the Webis Web Archive 2017. (Johannes Kiesel, Martin Potthast, Matthias Hagen, Florian Kneist, Benno Stein)

2019

Honorable mention award for outstanding teaching commitment at the Theodor-Litt-Price ceremony of the Society of Friends and Supporters of the University of Leipzig.
(Martin Potthast)
Best Paper Award at the 42nd German Conference on Artifical Intelligence (KI 2019) for Data Acquisition for Argument Search: The args.me corpus.
(Yamen Ajjour, Henning Wachsmuth, Johannes Kiesel, Martin Potthast, Matthias Hagen, and Benno Stein)
Best Poster Award at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2019) for A Dataset for Content Error Detection in Web Archives. (Johannes Kiesel, Fabienne Hubricht, Benno Stein, and Martin Potthast)
SIGIR Student Travel Grant of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) for the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2019) for Argument Search: Assessing Argument Relevance. (Lukas Gienapp)

2017

Winner of the International Office Award 2017 for outstanding international undergraduate students. (Jiani Qu)

2016

Best Paper Award at the 25th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 16) for the first approach to vandalism detection in Wikidata, the knowledge base of the Wikimedia Foundation. (Stefan Heindorf, Martin Potthast, Benno Stein, Gregor Engels)
Honorable mention award at the 18th EG / VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 16) for an outstanding visualization of Wikipedia's article similarity graph. The award came with $100 dollar prize money which was donated to a charity; here's the paper. (Patrick Riehmann, Martin Potthast, Henning Gründl, Johannes Kiesel, Dean Jürges, Giuliano Castiglia, Bagrat Ter-Akopyan, and Bernd Fröhlich)
Best Short Paper Award at the 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 16) for a new approach to clickbait detection. (Martin Potthast, Benno Stein, Matthias Hagen)

2015

Winner of the SemEval-2015 Task 10 Subtask B among 40 participating international teams. Analysis task: given a tweet, classify whether the tweet is of positive, negative, or neutral sentiment. The results are published here; a paper describing our approach can be found here. (Matthias Hagen, Martin Potthast, Michel Büchner, and Benno Stein)

2014

Invitation to the 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum, where Abel, Fields and Turing laureates meet the next generation. Part of the invitation was also to contribute to the event by organizing one of the ten postdoc workshops. (Martin Potthast)

2013

Winner of the STIFT Price 2013 for an excellent dissertation, sponsored by the STIFT Foundation for Technology, Innovation, and Science, Thuringia. (Martin Potthast)
Nomination for the Best Paper Award at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 13) for a paper on crowdsourcing interaction logs to understand text reuse from the web. (Martin Potthast, Matthias Hagen, Michael Völske, and Benno Stein)

2011

Best Paper Award at the 4th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 11) for a new way of visualizing keywords in context for our Netspeak web service. The paper can be found here. (Patrick Riehmann, Henning Gründl, Bernd Fröhlich, Martin Potthast, Martin Trenkmann, and Benno Stein)

2009

Winner of the AI Mashup Challenge 2009 at the 32nd Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 09). Details of the winning AIsearch Firefox add-on can be found here. (Martin Potthast, Alexander Kümmel, Christian Fricke, Christof Bräutigam)

2008

Best Poster Award at the 30th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 08) for a novel approach on vandalism detection in Wikipedia. The paper can be found here. (Martin Potthast, Benno Stein, Robert Gerling)