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Meldung text/x-nemerle Invited Talk by Tjitze Rienstra at the Second Chinese Conference on Logic and Argumentation
Tjitze Rienstra will give an invited talk On the relationship between argumentation networks and Bayesian networks at the Second Chinese Conference on Logic and Argumentation (CLAR 2018).
Meldung GazeTheWeb project integrates multimodal browsing with gaze and voice input
Human voice and eyes are the most natural sources that can provide input signals to facilitate hands-free human-computer interaction.
Meldung Impulse Tracker audio GazeTheWeb @ CEBIT
Make the experience of surfing the internet with your eye movements.
Meldung Tutorial on Implementing KR Approaches with Tweety at KR’18
Matthias Thimm gives a tutorial on Implementing KR Approaches with Tweety at the 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR’18).
Meldung Pascal source code DKB/KIK2018 - The 7th Workshop on Dynamics of Knowledge and Belief and the 6th Workshop KI & Kognition
Information for real life AI applications is usually pervaded by uncertainty and subject to change, and thus demands for non-classical reasoning approaches. At the same time, psychological findings indicate that human reasoning cannot be completely described by classical logical systems. Sources of explanations are incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies.
Meldung chemical/x-molconn-Z Deutsche Welle interviews Professor Staab about provenance information in Facebook
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Meldung text/x-nemerle SAFA2018 - The Second International Workshop on Systems and Algorithms for Formal Argumentation
Computational models of argumentation are approaches that deal with the representation and interaction of arguments and counterarguments. These models can be applied in all areas that benefit from automatic decision-support such as medicine, accounting, chemistry, and law. Many of these models were inspired by works within the fields of non-monotonic reasoning and logic programming and therefore share the sometimes considerable computational complexity of these approaches.
Meldung Dia diagram E-Democracy-Workshop: Political Opinion Formation in Social Media
As part of the Koblenz Democracy Weeks, the research focus E-Democracy organizes a workshop for the interested public.
Meldung Troff document First results of the GazeMining Project
In the GazeMining project, the Institute for Web Science and Technologies and the start-up company EYEVIDO are working together on the future of usability analysis of modern websites.
Meldung Fourth Workshop on Bridging the Gap between Human and Automated Reasoning
The workshop is part of the FAIM workshop program located at the Federated Artificial Intelligence Meeting (FAIM) which includes the major conferences IJCAI-ECAI, ECML, AAMAS, ICCBR and SoCS.
Meldung EU Project CUTLER started with a Kick-off meeting at Thessaloniki
The recently granted EU project CUTLER aims to shift the existing paradigm of policy making in coastal areas, which is largely based on intuition, towards an evidence-driven approach enabled by big data.
Meldung text/texmacs Startup Weekend 2017 in Koblenz - 2nd place for Web Science students
Keya Kasham and Roman Sokolov, two students in Master Web Science won second place together with three other members at the startup weekend 2017 in Koblenz with their idea for the sales machine Eggcellent.
Meldung WeST Team reaches final of the Digital Imagination Challenge
The WeST team behind the Web browser GazeTheWeb has reached the final of the Digital Imagination Challenge with their idea for digital inclusion.
Meldung VCS/ICS calendar Two former WeST employees found the company datapeutics
Dr. Christoph Kling and Christian Hachenberg, both former employees of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST), founded datapeutics together with Dr. Alexander Zien.
Meldung chemical/x-mdl-rdfile IEEE CBMS 2017 - Best Student Paper Award
In August 2017, the Institute for Web Science and Technology (WeST) received the Best Student Paper Award for their work on understanding cognitive load when typing with eye gaze.
Meldung Documentation of the Leopoldina-Symposium on digitalization and its impact on individuals and society is accessible online
Influence of digital technologies on both individuals and society is controversially discussed. A two-day Leopoldina-symposium (Berlin, July 10th -11th, 2017) on digitalization and its impact on individuals and society looked into possibilities, chances and risks of digitalization.
Meldung Institute WeST extends study programme cooperation with Chinese Universities
In April the Institute for Web Science & Technologies was a guest in Fujian province in China. Dr. Ulrich Wechselberger, managing director of Institute WeST, visited Fuzhou University and the Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in Fuzhou. Subject of the visit were the joint 1+2 study programmes in Web Science and Computer Science. In these programmes, students study one year in China and two in Germany and earn both a Chinese and a German Master’s degree.
Meldung International appreciation of the eye-controlled web browser by the Institute for Web Science & Technologies
In April 2017 the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST) received two international awards recognising their supporting technology for physically impaired people. The webbrowser GazeTheWeb, which is being developed at WeST, won first prize at the Web Accessibility Challenge. The prize is awarded by the Web For All conference 2017 in Perth/Australia to acknowledge the most innovative and usable technologies to make Web accessible to all people.
Meldung Pascal source code WeST and GESIS host workshop about reference extraction and citation networks
Citation networks are a crucial element for literature research in many research areas. They ease the identification of relevant sources and can be used for metrics that illustrate the impact of authors and publications. However, particularly in the German social sciences these citation networks are not covered sufficiently.
Meldung ODS template The impact of social bots on political discourses and elections: Expert talk with Markus Strohmaier from the University of Koblenz-Landau in the German Bundestag
How dangerous are computer programs that autonomously post news in social media („social bots“)? Can they affect political discourses in the Web and thereby elections? Experts discussed this issue on 26th January 2017 with the committee for education, research and technological impact assessment in the German Bundestag.