University of Kassel
Knowledge & Data Engineering Group

Knowledge & Data Engineering Group (KDE), EECS, University of Kassel

The research unit Knowledge & Data Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering/Computer Science is developing methods for knowledge discovery and representation (approximation and exploration of knowledge, order structures in knowledge, ontology learning) and for the analysis of (social) networks and related knowledge processes (metrics in networks, anomaly detection, characterization of social networks).
Our focus is on the exact algebraic modelling of structures in knowledge and networks. Our research on foundations in order and lattice theory, description logics, graph theory and ontologies is complemented by applications in social media and scientometrics. The research unit Knowledge & Data Engineering is member in the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG)  and the  International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER Kassel)  at the University of Kassel and in the L3S Research Center.

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Our latest publications:

  • Stubbemann, L., Dürrschnabel, D., Refflinghaus, R.: Neural Networks for Semantic Gaze Analysis in XR Settings, http://arxiv.org/abs/2103.10451, (2021).
  • Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: Exploring Scale-Measures of Data Sets. Accepted for publication at ICFCA 2021. (2021).
  • Schäfermeier, B., Stumme, G., Hanika, T.: Topic Space Trajectories: A case study on machine learning literature. Accepted for publication: Scientometrics. (2021).
  • Koopmann, T., Stubbemann, M., Kapa, M., Paris, M., Buenstorf, G., Hanika, T., Hotho, A., Jäschke, R., Stumme, G.: Proximity dimensions and the emergence of collaboration: a HypTrails study on German AI research. Scientometrics. (2021).
  • Dürrschnabel, D., Stumme, G.: Force-Directed Layout of Order Diagrams using Dimensional Reduction, http://arxiv.org/abs/2102.02684, (2021).
  • Koopmann, T., Stubbemann, M., Kapa, M., Paris, M., Buenstorf, G., Hanika, T., Hotho, A., Jaeschke, R., Stumme, G.: Proximity Dimensions and the Emergence of Collaboration: A HypTrails Study on German AI Research. Scientometrics. (2021).
  • Stumme, G.: On Ordinal Data Science and its role in Socially Acceptable ICTDesign. In: Hentschel, A., Hornung, G., and Jandt, S. (eds.) Mensch – Technik – Umwelt: Verantwortung für eine sozialverträgliche Zukunft, Festschrift für Alexander Roßnagel zum 70. Geburtstag. pp. 181-198. Nomos, Baden-Baden (2020).
  • Borchmann, D., Hanika, T., Obiedkov, S.: Probably approximately correct learning of Horn envelopes from queries. Discrete Applied Mathematics. 273, 30 - 42 (2020).
  • Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: Knowledge Cores in Large Formal Contexts, http://arxiv.org/abs/2002.11776, (2020).
  • Stubbemann, M., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Orometric Methods in Bounded Metric Data. In: Berthold, M.R., Feelders, A., and Krempl, G. (eds.) Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis XVIII - 18th International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, IDA 2020, Konstanz, Germany, April 27-29, 2020, Proceedings. p. 496--508. Springer (2020).
  • Felde, M., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Null Models for Formal Contexts. Information. 11, 135 (2020).
  • Schäfermeier, B., Stumme, G., Hanika, T.: Topic Space Trajectories: A Case Study on Machine Learning Literature, http://arxiv.org/abs/2010.12294, (2020).
  • Schäfermeier, B., Stumme, G., Hanika, T.: Topic Space Trajectories: A case study on machine learning literature, http://arxiv.org/abs/2010.12294, (2020).
  • Hanika, T., Schneider, F.M., Stumme, G.: Intrinsic Dimension of Geometric Data Sets. Accepted for publication in: Tohoku Mathematical Journal. (2020).
  • Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: On the Lattice of Conceptual Measurements. (2020).
  • Felde, M., Hanika, T.: Formal Context Generation Using Dirichlet Distributions. In: Endres, D., Alam, M., and Sotropa, D. (eds.) ICCS. pp. 57-71. Springer (2019).
  • Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: Conexp-Clj - A Research Tool for FCA. In: Cristea, D., Ber, F.L., Missaoui, R., Kwuida, L., and Sertkaya, B. (eds.) ICFCA (Supplements). pp. 70-75. CEUR-WS.org (2019).
  • Hanika, T., Marx, M., Stumme, G.: Discovering Implicational Knowledge in Wikidata. In: Cristea, D., Ber, F.L., and Sertkaya, B. (eds.) ICFCA. pp. 315-323. Springer (2019).
  • Dürrschnabel, D., Hanika, T., Stubbemann, M.: FCA2VEC: Embedding Techniques for Formal Concept Analysis, http://arxiv.org/abs/1911.11496, (2019).
  • Kibanov, M., Heiberger, R.H., Rödder, S., Atzmueller, M., Stumme, G.: Social studies of scholarly life with sensor-based ethnographic observations. Scientometrics. (2019).
  • Hanika, T.: Discovering Knowledge in Bipartite Graphs with Formal Concept Analysis., (2019).
  • Hanika, T., Marx, M., Stumme, G.: Discovering Implicational Knowledge in Wikidata, http://arxiv.org/abs/1902.00916, (2019).
  • Hanika, T., Herde, M., Kuhn, J., Leimeister, J.M., Lukowicz, P., Oeste-Reiß, S., Schmidt, A., Sick, B., Stumme, G., Tomforde, S., Zweig, K.A.: Collaborative Interactive Learning - A clarification of terms and a differentiation from other research fields. CoRR. abs/1905.07264, (2019).
  • Dürrschnabel, D., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: DimDraw - A Novel Tool for Drawing Concept Lattices. In: Cristea, D., Ber, F.L., Missaoui, R., Kwuida, L., and Sertkaya, B. (eds.) ICFCA (Supplements). pp. 60-64. CEUR-WS.org (2019).
  • Dürrschnabel, D., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Drawing Order Diagrams Through Two-Dimension Extension. CoRR. abs/1906.06208, (2019).
  • Schäfermeier, B., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Distances for WiFi Based Topological Indoor Mapping. 16th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous), November 12--14, 2019, Houston, TX, USA (2019).
  • Dürrschnabel, D., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Drawing Order Diagrams Through Two-Dimension Extension, http://arxiv.org/abs/1906.06208, (2019).
  • Felde, M., Stumme, G.: Interactive Collaborative Exploration using Incomplete Contexts, https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.08740, (2019).
  • Hanika, T., Koyda, M., Stumme, G.: Relevant Attributes in Formal Contexts. In: Endres, D., Alam, M., and Sotropa, D. (eds.) ICCS. pp. 102-116. Springer (2019).
  • Dürrschnabel, D., Hanika, T., Stubbemann, M.: FCA2VEC: Embedding Techniques for Formal Concept Analysis. CoRR (accepted as a chapter of the Springer volume titled "Complex Data Analytics with Formal Concept Analysis"). abs/1911.11496, (2019).
  • Schaefermeier, B., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Distances for wifi based topological indoor mapping. Proceedings of the 16th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services. ACM (2019).
  • Hanika, T., Marx, M., Stumme, G.: Discovering Implicational Knowledge in Wikidata. In: Cristea, D., Ber, F.L., and Sertkaya, B. (eds.) Formal Concept Analysis - 15th International Conference, ICFCA 2019, Frankfurt, Germany, June 25-28, 2019, Proceedings. p. 315--323. Springer (2019).
  • Stubbemann, M., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Orometric Methods in Bounded Metric Data. CoRR. abs/1907.09239, (2019).
  • Navarro Bullock, B., Hotho, A., Stumme, G.: Accessing Information with Tags: Search and Ranking. In: Brusilovsky, P. and He, D. (eds.) Social Information Access: Systems and Technologies. p. 310--343. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2018).
  • Hanika, T., Koyda, M., Stumme, G.: Relevant Attributes in Formal Contexts. CoRR. abs/1812.08868, (2018).
  • Hanika, T., Schneider, F.M., Stumme, G.: Intrinsic Dimension of Geometric Data Sets, http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07985, (2018).
  • Doerfel, S., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Clones in Graphs. In: Ceci, M., Japkowicz, N., Liu, J., Papadopoulos, G.A., and Ras, Z.W. (eds.) ISMIS. pp. 56-66. Springer (2018).
  • Schäfermeier, B., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Distances for WiFi Based Topological Indoor Mapping, http://arxiv.org/abs/1809.07405, (2018).
  • Hanika, T., Schneider, F.M., Stumme, G.: Intrinsic dimension of concept lattices. CoRR. abs/1801.07985, (2018).
  • Kibanov, M., Becker, M., Müller, J., Atzmueller, M., Hotho, A., Stumme, G.: Adaptive kNN Using Expected Accuracy for Classification of Geo-Spatial Data. Proc. 33rd ACM Symposium On Applied Computing. ACM Press, New York, NY, USA (2018).
  • Doerfel, S., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Clones in Social Networks. CoRR. abs/1802.07849, (2018).
  • Atzmueller, M., Thiele, L., Stumme, G., Kauffeld, S.: Analyzing Group Interaction on Networks of Face-to-Face Proximity using Wearable Sensors. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Future IoT Technologies. IEEE Press, Boston, MA, USA (2018).
  • Thiele, L., Atzmueller, M., Stumme, G., Kauffeld, S.: Frequent and/or Durable? The Predictive Impact of Initial Face-to-Face Contacts on the Formation and Evolution of Developmental Peer Network Relationships. Psychology. (2018).
  • Axenovich, M., Duerrschnabel, D.: Subsets of vertices of the same size and the same maximum distance. 5, (2018).
  • Schmidt, A., Stumme, G.: Prominence and Dominance in Networks. In: Faron Zucker, C., Ghidini, C., Napoli, A., and Yannick, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW). pp. 370-385. Springer (2018).
  • Demel, A., Dürrschnabel, D., Mchedlidze, T., Radermacher, M., Wulf, L.: A Greedy Heuristic for Crossing-Angle Maximization. In: Biedl, T.C. and Kerren, A. (eds.) Graph Drawing. pp. 286-299. Springer (2018).
  • Thiele, L., Atzmueller, M., Stumme, G., Kauffeld, S.: Frequent and/or Durable? The Predictive Impact of Initial Face-to-Face Contacts on the Formation and Evolution of Students' Developmental Peer Network Relationships. Psychology. 09, 633--654 (2018).
  • Mueller, J., Stumme, G.: Predicting Rising Follower Counts on Twitter Using Profile Information. 9th International ACM Web Science Conference 2017 (WebSci 2017), Troy, NY, USA, June 26-28, 2017. Accepted for Publication. ACM, New York, NY, USA (2017).
  • Atzmueller, M., Thiele, L., Stumme, G., Kauffeld, S.: Contact Patterns, Group Interaction and Dynamics on Socio-Behavioral Multiplex Networks. Proc. Annual Machine Learning Conference of the Benelux (Benelearn 2017). Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2017).
  • Atzmueller, M., Schmidt, A., Kloepper, B., Arnu, D.: HypGraphs: An Approach for Analysis and Assessment of Graph-Based and Sequential Hypotheses. New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns. Postproceedings NFMCP 2016. Springer Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany (2017).
  • Kibanov, M., Stumme, G., Amin, I., Lee, J.G.: Mining social media to inform peatland fire and haze disaster management. Social Network Analysis and Mining. 7, 30 (2017).
  • Sîrbu, A., Becker, M., Caminiti, S., De Baets, B., Elen, B., Francis, L., Gravino, P., Hotho, A., Ingarra, S., Loreto, V., Molino, A., Mueller, J., Peters, J., Ricchiuti, F., Saracino, F., Servedio, V.D.P., Stumme, G., Theunis, J., Tria, F., Van den Bossche, J.: Participatory Patterns in an International Air Quality Monitoring Initiative. PLOS ONE. 10, 1-19 (2015).
  • Macek, B.-E., Atzmueller, M., Stumme, G.: Predicting the Stability of User Interaction Ties in Twitter. Proc. I-KNOW 2014. ACM Press, New York, NY, USA (2014).
  • Scholz, C., Atzmueller, M., Kibanov, M., Stumme, G.: Predictability of Evolving Contacts and Triadic Closure in Human Face-to-Face Proximity Networks. Journal of Social Network Analysis and Mining. 4, (2014).
  • Scholz, C., Illig, J., Atzmueller, M., Stumme, G.: On the Predictability of Talk Attendance at Academic Conferences (Extended Abstract). Proc. LWA 2014 (KDML Special Track). RTWH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (2014).
  • Kibanov, M., Atzmueller, M., Scholz, C., Stumme, G.: Evolution of Contacts and Communities in Networks of Face-to-Face Proximity (Extended Abstract). Proc. LWA 2013 (KDML Special Track). University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany (2013).
  • Scholz, C., Atzmueller, M., Kibanov, M., Stumme, G.: How Do People Link? Analysis of Contact Structures in Human Face-to-Face Proximity Networks. In: Rokne, J.G. and Faloutsos, C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2013 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2013, Niagara Falls, Canada, August 25-28, 2013. p. 356--363. ACM, New York, NY, USA (2013).
  • Kibanov, M., Atzmueller, M., Scholz, C., Stumme, G.: On the Evolution of Contacts and Communities in Networks of Face-to-Face Proximity. In: Guerrero, J.E. (ed.) Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, CPSCom 2013, Beijing, China, 20-23 August, 2013. p. 993--1000. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA (2013).
  • Mitzlaff, F., Atzmueller, M., Stumme, G., Hotho, A.: On the Semantics of User Interaction in Social Media (Extended Abstract). Proc. LWA 2013 (KDML Special Track). University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany (2013).
  • Atzmueller, M., Becker, M., Doerfel, S., Kibanov, M., Hotho, A., Macek, B.-E., Mitzlaff, F., Mueller, J., Scholz, C., Stumme, G.: Ubicon: Observing Social and Physical Activities. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, CPSCom 2012, Besançon, France, 20-23 November, 2012. pp. 317-324. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA (2012).
  • Scholz, C., Atzmueller, M., Stumme, G.: Analyzing the Predictability of Human Contacts: On Influence Factors and Stronger Ties (Extended Abstract). Proc. LWA 2012 (KDML Special Track). University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany. (2012).
  • Atzmüller, M., Benz, D., Doerfel, S., Hotho, A., Jäschke, R., Macek, B.E., Mitzlaff, F., Scholz, C., Stumme, G.: Enhancing Social Interactions at Conferences. it - Information Technology. 53, 101--107 (2011).
  • Mitzlaff, F., Atzmueller, M., Benz, D., Hotho, A., Stumme, G.: Structure and Consistency: Assessment of Social Bookmarking Communities. Proceedings from Sunbelt XXXI. , Trade Winds Beach Resort (2011).
  • Hotho, A., Stumme, G.: From Semantic Web Mining to Social and Ubiquitous Mining - A Subjective View on Past, Current, and Future Research. In: Fensel, D. (ed.) Foundations for the Web of Information and Services. pp. 143-153. Springer (2011).
  • Atzmueller, M., Benz, D., Hotho, A., Stumme, G.: Towards Mining Semantic Maturity in Social Bookmarking Systems. In: Passant, A., Fernández, S., Breslin, J., and Bojārs, U. (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th international workshop on Social Data on the Web (SDoW2011) (2011).
  • Atzmüller, M., Benz, D., Doerfel, S., Hotho, A., Jäschke, R., Macek, B.-E., Mitzlaff, F., Stumme, G.: Enhancing Social Interactions at Conferences. it - Information Technology, (53)3:101--107, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag GmbH, May 2011. (2011).
  • Atzmüller, M., Benz, D., Doerfel, S., Hotho, A., Jäschke, R., Macek, B.E., Mitzlaff, F., Scholz, C., Stumme, G.: Enhancing Social Interactions at Conferences. it - Information Technology. 53, 101-107 (2011).
  • Mitzlaff, F., Atzmueller, M., Benz, D., Hotho, A., Stumme, G.: Community Assessment using Evidence Networks. Proceedings of the Workshop on Mining Ubiquitous and Social Environments (MUSE2010). , Barcelona, Spain (2010).
  • Benz, D., Hotho, A., Stumme, G.: Semantics made by you and me: Self-emerging ontologies can capture the diversity of shared knowledge. Proceedings of the 2nd Web Science Conference (WebSci10). , Raleigh, NC, USA (2010).
  • Benz, D., Hotho, A., Jäschke, R., Stumme, G., Halle, A., Lima-Gerlach, A.S., Steenweg, H., Stefani, S.: Academic Publication Management with PUMA - collect, organize and share publications. Proceedings of the 14. European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. pp. 417-420 (2010).
  • Hotho, A., Benz, D., Eisterlehner, F., Jäschke, R., Krause, B., Schmitz, C., Stumme, G.: Publikationsmanagement mit BibSonomy - ein Social-Bookmarking-System für Wissenschaftler. HMD - Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik. 271, 47--58 (2010).
  • Benz, D., Hotho, A., Jäschke, R., Stumme, G., Halle, A., Lima-Gerlach, A.S., Steenweg, H., Stefani, S.: Academic Publication Management with PUMA - collect, organize and share publications. Proceedings of the 14. European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. pp. 417-420. (2010).
  • Körner, C., Benz, D., Hotho, A., Strohmaier, M., Stumme, G.: Social Bookmarking Systems: Verbosity Improves Semantics. Proceedings of INSNA Sunbelt XXX. , Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Trento, Italy (2010).
  • Hotho, A., Benz, D., Eisterlehner, F., Jäschke, R., Krause, B., Schmitz, C., Stumme, G.: Publikationsmanagement mit BibSonomy -- ein Social-Bookmarking-System für Wissenschaftler. HMD -- Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik. Heft 271, 47-58 (2010).
  • Hotho, A., Stumme, G.: Mining the World Wide Web. Künstliche Intelligenz. 5-8 (2007).
  • Catutto, C., Schmitz, C., Baldassarri, A., Servedio, V.D.P., Loreto, V., Hotho, and A., Grahl, M., Stumme, G.: Network Properties of Folksonomies. AI Communications Journal, Special Issue on "Network Analysis in Natural Sciences and Engineering". (2007).
  • Ganter, B., Stumme, G., Wille, R. eds: Formal Concept Analysis: Foundations and Applications. Springer (2005).
  • Stumme, G., Ehrig, M., Handschuh, S., Hotho, A., Maedche, A., Motik, B., Oberle, D., Schmitz, C., Staab, S., Stojanovic, L., Stojanovic, N., Studer, R., Sure, Y., Volz, R., Zacharias, V.: The Karlsruhe view on ontologies. University of Karlsruhe, Institute AIFB (2003).
  • Ehrig, M., Handschuh, S., Hotho, A., Maedche, A., Motik, B., Oberle, D., Schmitz, C., Staab, S., Stojanovic, L., Stojanovic, N., Studer, R., Stumme, G., Sure, Y., Tane, J., Volz, R., Zacharias, V.: KAON - Towards a large scale Semantic Web. In: Bauknecht, K., Tjoa, A.M., and Quirchmayr, G. (eds.) Proc. E-Commerce and Web Technologies, Third International Conference, EC-Web 2002. Springer, Aix-en-Provence %, France (2002).