Projects

2011 - 2013 Voice2Social / V2S funded by IBB Berlin

The project combines audio and voice as modalities to drive social networks. Audio tags, voice tags and the according change of cultural mobile practices are the main research questions adressed in this project. The webpage contains more information.

2011 -2012 Several industrial projects for the creative industries

Algorithm design for recommender systems and social media mining. (More details upon request to my email)

2008 - 2010 Social Media Miner / SMM funded by IBB Berlin

The project deals with trend detection and topic mining of social media resources. The blogrelated webpage contains more information and a screencast.

2008 Urban Sync / EU COST ACTION Sonic Interaction Design

The project collected realworld multimodal data about urban well-being. The data is available to interested researchers via the blog.

2006 - 2007 - Amplog

The project aims at developing a visual configuration tool to aggregate weblogs. The manual usage of blog search engines, the subsequent scanning of postings according to structural preferences (short postings, audio included, etc.) and the aggreagtion via standard RSS readers will be obsolete by using the AMPLOG configuration. Furthermore the resulting topic-related metablogs may be converted to portable formats such as podcasts.

2005 - 2007 - Smartweb

The project Smartweb is a BMBF-funded joint project of several academic and industrial partners. It aims at natural-language based mobile access to multimedia assets. Our part consists of the development of a multimedia ontology and (semi)automatic annotation tools. Shankar Vembu is working on a protege plugin to make these goals come true.

October 2004 - March 2005 - MP3 Konzert Archiv

The project mp3 konzert archiv was a research study that was held together with students at the University of Kaiserslautern in 2005. The goal of the project was to do inspirational brainstorm and to realise an exhibition on the condition of music and digital audio of today. AI and beauty of design were key issues.

June 2003 - May 2004 - MPeer

This project offered me the possibility to develop a prototype for a mobile music recommendation system. The academic outcome is documented in my Ph.D Thesis about Artificial Listening Systems and the Ecological Evaluation of Multimodal Music Similarity Models. The online demonstration is still available so enjoy! Without my excellent co-workers Tim Pohle, Oliver Hummel and Shankar Vembu it would not exist. All three of them are meanwhile working on their Ph.D theses around the topic of music retrieval and the semantic web.

June 2002 - May 2003 - EHunter

We did some web crawling of personal websites and subsequent shallow linguistics in order to extract relevant information in this project. The main algorithms could be re-used beyond the headhunting application in order to extract cultural metadata about artists.

November 2001 - May 2002 - Profinder

After being for a while in an industrial context I started again research at DFKI within this project. The combination of subsymbolic text retrieval with top-down ontologies was the main purpose. The Profinder application was used to match job candidates and their skill profiles to the existing document database in a corporation. (The domain-independent text retrieval components were later re-used to compute similarities of song lyrics).

January 1997 - June 1998 - Virtual Office

This was the last project of my first phase at DFKI. BMBF-funding to build the next generation document analysis system for scanned documents. I was involved at proposal phase and project leader. The prototype was successful and gained so much interest from industry that we started the first spin-off of DFKI, first named Smartlab, later on Insiders Technologies which established itself as a 40 people IT company. (Between 1992-1996 I did research on OpticalMusicRecognition (OMR) and OnlineHandwritingRecognition.)

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