Dr. Kai Eckert  RDF Resource Description Framework Icon

Postdoctoral Researcher

kai (at) informatik.uni-mannheim.de

B6, 26, Room C 1.02
Phone: +49 (0) 621 / 181-2637

Office hours: By appointment only.

Personal web page: Kai Eckert / Research

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Research

  • Linked Data, Data Integration, Data Enrichment
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Provenance and Workflows
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Applications in the Social Sciences, Library Science, and Digital Humanities

Current students

  • Dominic Pastoors, Master thesis: Web-scale knowledge harvesting to create a database of IsA relations.
  • Thomas Müller, Master thesis: Data extraction from Web pages (in cooperation with Siemens).
  • Eugene Mitichkin, Student assistant: Knowledge extraction from web encyclopediae and linked data publishing.

Jobs and theses

Currently, I provide the following jobs for student assistants and thesis topics:

16.07.2014

InFoLiS II DFG project granted

We are happy to announce that the  DFG will fund the InFoLiS II: Integration von Forschungsdaten und Literatur project. The project is conducted by the DWS group in cooperation with the Mannheim University Library...[more]


31.03.2014

Bachelor Thesis (Eckert, Schmachtenberg, Meusel): Dokumentation wissenschaftlicher Ablaufpläne in Linked Data

E-Science bezeichnet kollaborative Forschung mittels digitaler Infrakstruktur. Ein Aspekt hiervon ist das Teilen nicht nur der Ergebnisse von Experimenten, sondern auch der Dokumentation wie diese zustande gekommen sind. Dies...[more]


05.03.2014

Student Assistant/Working Student/Intern in collaboration with Siemens

We are looking for a student (Bachelor or Master) who supports us in a collaboration project with Siemens. You will work closely together with our researchers and one of our Master students. In this team, you will...[more]


07.11.2013

Student Assistant for Linked Data Publishing

We are looking for a student assistant to support us in the creation of Linked Data representations of various datasets. An example is our JudaicaLink project, where we provide  Linked Data access to encyclopediae from the...[more]


07.11.2013

Student Assistant for Web-Scale Knowledge Harvesting

We are looking for a student assistant to develop and conduct experiments regarding the creation of fact databases from the Common Crawl, a huge dataset of crawled web pages.  Requirements are: Solid programming skills in...[more]


17.09.2013

Job/External Bachelor Thesis (Eckert): Document Management

CHILI GmbH Heidelberg is looking for a student in business informatics for the introduction/implementation of a document management system. Further information about the general position is available  here (in...[more]


23.04.2013

Student Assistant for Java Development

The data and web science group is looking for a student assistant to support the development of a Linked Data infrastructure for the DM2E project. You work closely with the scientists and developers in an international...[more]



Projects

Selected Publications

2014

  1. Tom De Nies, Robert Meusel, Dominique Ritze, Kai Eckert, Anastasia Dimou, Laurens De Vocht, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens and Rik Van de Walle. DEMO: A Lightweight Provenance Pingback and Query Service for Web Publications. In: IPAW 2014: 5th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop : June 9-13, 2014, Cologne, Germany; 1-6. UGent Institutional Repository, Gent, 2014.
  2. Kai Eckert, Dominique Ritze, Konstantin Baierer and Christian Bizer. RESTful Open Workflows for Data Provenance and Reuse. In: WWW’14 Companion, April 7–11, 2014, Seoul, Korea; 259-260. ACM, New York, NY, 2014.
  3. Dominique Ritze, Cäcilia Zirn, Colin Greenstreet, Kai Eckert and Simone Paolo Ponzetto. Named Entities in Court: The MarineLives Corpus. In: Language Resources and Technologies for Processing and Linking Historical Documents and Archives - Deploying Linked Open Data in Cultural Heritage Workshop : associated with the LREC 2014 Conference, 26 - 30 May 2014, Reykjavik; 26-30. LREC, Reykjavik, 2014.
  1. Andreas Oskar Kempf, Dominique Ritze, Kai Eckert and Benjamin Zapilko. New Ways of Mapping Knowledge Organization Systems: Using a Semi-Automatic Matching Procedure for Building up Vocabulary Crosswalks. Knowledge Organization : KO (41), Ergon-Verl., Würzburg, 2014.
  1. Dominique Ritze and Kai Eckert. Data Enrichment in Discovery Systems Using Linked Data. In: Spiliopoulou, Myra, Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery; 455-462, Springer, Cham [u.a.], 2014.

2013

  1. Christian Bizer, Kai Eckert, Robert Meusel, Hannes Mühleisen, Michael Schuhmacher and Johanna Völker. Deployment of RDFa, Microdata, and Microformats on the Web - A Quantitative Analysis. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science The Semantic Web - ISWC 2013 : 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, October 21-25, 2013, Proceedings, Part II; 17-32. Springer, Berlin [u.a.], 2013.
  2. Bernardo Cucena Grau, Zlatan Dragisic, Kai Eckert, Jérôme Euzenat, Alfio Ferrara, Roger Granada, Valentina Ivanova, Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz, Andreas Oskar Kempf, Patrick Lambrix, Andriy Nikolov, Heiko Paulheim, Dominique Ritze, Francois Scharffe, Pavel Shvaiko, Cássia Trojahn and Ondrej Zamazal. Results of the Ontolog Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2013. In: CEUR workshop proceedings Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Ontology Matching co-located with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2013) Sydney, Australia, October 21, 2013; 61-100. RWTH, Aachen, 2013.
  3. Kai Eckert. Provenance and Annotations for Linked Data. In: Linking to the Future : 2013 Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications; DC-2013--The Lisbon Proceedings; 9-18. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Dublin, Ohio, 2013.
  4. Kai Eckert, Dominique Ritze and Magnus Pfeffer. Does it fit? KOS evaluation using the ICE-Map visualization. In: The Semantic Web: Research and Applications : 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2012, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; . [AIFB] [u.a.], [Karlsruhe] [u.a.], 2013.
  5. Dominique Ritze, Heiko Paulheim and Kai Eckert. Evaluation measures for ontology matchers in supervised matching scenarios. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science The Semantic Web – ISWC 2013 : 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, October 21-25, 2013, Proceedings, Part II; 392-407. Springer, Berlin [u.a.], 2013.
  1. Kai Eckert. Die Provenienz von Linked Data. In: Danowski, Patrick, (Open) Linked Data in Bibliotheken; 97-121, De Gruyter Saur, Berlin [u.a.], 2013.
  2. Dominique Ritze, Kai Eckert and Magnus Pfeffer. Forschungsdaten. In: Danowski, Patrick, (Open) Linked Data in Bibliotheken; 122-138, De Gruyter Saur, Berlin, 2013.

2012

  1. José Luis Aguirre, Kai Eckert, Jérôme Euzenat, Alfio Ferrara, Willem Robert van Hage, Laura Hollink, Christian Meilicke, Andriy Nikolov, Dominique Ritze, Francois Scharffe, Pavel Shvaiko, Ondrej Svab-Zamazal, Cássia Trojahn, Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz, Bernardo Cuenca Grau and Benjamin Zapilko. Results of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative 2012. In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings OM-2012 Ontology Matching : Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2012) collocated with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-2012) Boston, MA, USA, November 11, 2012; 1-43. RWTH, Aachen, 2012.
  2. Katarina Boland, Dominique Ritze, Kai Eckert and Brigitte Mathiak. Identifying References to Datasets in Publications. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries : Second International Conference, TPDL 2012, Paphos, Cyprus, September 23-27, 2012. Proceedings; 150-161. Springer, Berlin [u.a.], 2012.
  3. Dominique Ritze and Kai Eckert. Linked Data als Infrastruktur zur Integration von Forschungsdaten und Publikationen. In: Schriften des Forschungszentrums Jülich / Reihe Bibliothek Vernetztes Wissen – Daten, Menschen, Systeme : 6. Konferenz der Zentralbibliothek Forschungszentrum Jülich; 5. - 7. November 2012; Proceedingsband; 107-118. Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, 2012.
  4. Dominique Ritze and Kai Eckert. Thesaurus mapping: a challenge for ontology alignment?. In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings OM-2012 Ontology Matching : Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2012) collocated with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-2012), Boston, MA, USA, November 11, 2012; . RWTH, Aachen, 2012.
  1. Kai Eckert. Usage-driven Maintenance of Knowledge Organization Systems. Dissertation, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, 2012.
  1. Kai Eckert. Metadata Provenance in Europeana and the Semantic Web. Humboldt-Univ., 2012.

2011

  1. Kai Eckert. The ICE-Map Visualization. Department of Computer Science, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, 2011.
  1. Kai Eckert. SKOS: eine Sprache für die Übertragung von Thesauri ins Semantic Web. KIM-DINI-Technology-Watch-Report : TWR; Standards und Standardisierung / Kompetenzzentrum Interoperable Metadaten (2011), Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation e.V. [u.a.], Frankfurt a.M. [u.a.], 2011.
  1. Kai Eckert. LOHAI: Providing a baseline for KOS based automatic indexing. In: CEUR workshop proceedings SDA 2011 : Semantic Digital Archives ; Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives, Berlin, Germany, September 29, 2011; 121-130. RWTH, Aachen, 2011.
  2. Kai Eckert, Daniel Garijo and Michael Panzer. Extending DCAM for Metadata Provenance. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications : DC-2011; 12-25. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Dublin, Ohio, 2011.
  3. Kai Eckert, Daniel Garijo and Michael Panzer. Metadata Provenance: Dublin Core on the Next Level. In: Metadata harmonization : bridging languages of description : 21-23 September 2011, the Hague, Netherlands; 192-193. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Dublin, Ohio, 2011.
  4. Kai Eckert and Magnus Pfeffer. An Application to Support Reclassification of Large Libraries. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries : International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2011, Berlin, Germany, September 26-28, 2011; proceedings; 461-464. Springer, Berlin, 2011.
  1. Kai Eckert, Robert Meusel and Heiner Stuckenschmidt. User-centered Maintenance of Concept Hierarchies. In: Wong, Wilson, Ontology Learning and Knowledge Discovery Using the Web : Challenges and Recent Advances; 105-128, Information Science Reference, Hershey, Penn., 2011.

2010

  1. Kai Eckert. Linked Open Projects: Nachnutzung von Projektergebnissen als Linked Data. In: Jahrestagung der DGI Semantic web & linked data : Elemente zukünftiger Informationsstrukturen; 1. DGI-Konferenz, 62 Jahrestgung Der DGI, Frankfurt am Main 7. bis. 9. Oktober 2010; Proceedings; 231-236. DGI, Frankfurt a. M., 2010.
  2. Kai Eckert, Mathias Niepert, Christof Niemann, Cameron Buckner, Colin Allen and Heiner Stuckenschmidt. Crowdsourcing the Assembly of Concept Hierarchies. In: JCDL'10 : digital libraries : 10 years past, 10 years forward, a 2020 vision; 139-148. ACM Press, New York, NY, 2010.
  3. Kai Eckert, Magnus Pfeffer and Johanna Völker. Towards Interoperable Metadata Provenance. In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings SWPM 2010 : Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on the Role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management : Workshop at the 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2010) - ISWC 2010 Workshops Volume VII, Shanghai, China, November 7, 2010; 1-6. RWTH, Aachen, 2010.
  4. Robert Meusel, Mathias Niepert, Kai Eckert and Heiner Stuckenschmidt. Thesaurus Extension using Web Search Engines. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science The Role of Digital Libraries in a Time of Global Change : 12th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, June 21-25, 2010; proceedings; 198-207. Springer, Berlin [u.a.], 2010.

2009

  1. Kai Eckert, Christian Hänger and Christof Niemann. Tagging and Automation - Challenges and Chances for Academic Libraries. Library Hi Tech (27), MCB Univ. Press, Bradford [u.a.], 2009.
  1. Kai Eckert, Christian Meilicke and Heiner Stuckenschmidt. Improving Ontology Matching using Meta-level Learning. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science The semantic web : research and applications; 6th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2009, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 31 - June 4, 2009; proceedings; 158-172. Springer, Berlin [u.a.], 2009.
  2. Kai Eckert, Magnus Pfeffer and Heiner Stuckenschmidt. A Unified Approach for Representing Metametadata. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Seoul; 21-29. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Dublin, Ohio, 2009.

2008

  1. Kai Eckert. A methodology for supervised automatic document annotation. Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (4), IEEE Computer Soc., Washington, DC, 2008.
  2. Kai Eckert, Magnus Pfeffer and Heiner Stuckenschmidt. Assessing Thesaurus-Based Annotations for Semantic Search Applications. International journal of metadata, semantics and ontologies : IJMSO (3), Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., Olney, Bucks., 2008.
  1. Kai Eckert, Magnus Pfeffer and Heiner Stuckenschmidt. Semtinel : Interactive Supervision of Automatic Indexing. In: JCDL '08 : proceedings of the 2008 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries; Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 16 - 20, 2008; . ACM Press, New York, NY, 2008.
  2. Magnus Pfeffer, Kai Eckert and Heiner Stuckenschmidt. Visual Analysis of Classification Systems and Library Collections. In: Lecture notes in computer science Research and advanced technology for digital libraries : 12th European Conference, ECDL 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, September 14 - 19, 2008; proceedings; 436-439. Springer, Berlin [u.a.], 2008.

2007

  1. Kai Eckert, Heiner Stuckenschmidt and Magnus Pfeffer. Interactive Thesaurus Assessment for Automatic Document Annotation. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, K-CAP'07; 103-110. ACM Press, New York, NY, 2007.