Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer  RDF Resource Description Framework Icon

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, 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

Open Data Publishing Projects

Open Source Software Projects

 

Publications and Talks

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

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Conference and Workshop Organization

Editorial Board Memberships of Scientific Journals

Program Committees and Reviewing for Scientific Journals

Teaching

 Christian Bizer teaches in the following degree programs:

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 Topics

Open bachelor and master thesis topics are announced on the WBS group's webpage. Additional topics are available on request. I'm also very open to students proposing their own topics in my area of expertise as well as to master theses written in cooperation with companies. Please make an appointment if you are interested in writing a bachelor or master thesis.