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:

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    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).
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    Schäfermeier, B., Stumme, G., Hanika, T.: Topic space trajectories. Scientometrics. 126, 5759–5795 (2021).
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    Dürrschnabel, D., Stumme, G.: Force-Directed Layout of Order Diagrams using Dimensional Reduction, http://arxiv.org/abs/2102.02684, (2021).
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    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).
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    Stubbemann, L., Dürrschnabel, D., Refflinghaus, R.: Neural Networks for Semantic Gaze Analysis in XR Settings, http://arxiv.org/abs/2103.10451, (2021).
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    Schaefermeier, B., Stumme, G., Hanika, T.: Topic space trajectories. Scientometrics. 126, 5759–5795 (2021).
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    Schaefermeier, B., Stumme, G., Hanika, T.: Topological Indoor Mapping through WiFi Signals. (2021).
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    Braud, A., Buzmakov, A., Hanika, T., Ber, F.L. eds.: Formal Concept Analysis - 16th International Conference, ICFCA 2021, Strasbourg, France, June 29 - July 2, 2021, Proceedings. Springer (2021).
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    Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: Exploring Scale-Measures of Data Sets. In: Braud, A., Buzmakov, A., Hanika, T., and Ber, F.L. (eds.) Formal Concept Analysis - 16th International Conference, ICFCA 2021, Strasbourg, France, June 29 - July 2, 2021, Proceedings. pp. 261–269. Springer (2021).
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    Felde, M., Stumme, G.: Triadic Exploration and Exploration with Multiple Experts. In: Braud, A., Buzmakov, A., Hanika, T., and Le Ber, F. (eds.) Formal Concept Analysis. pp. 175–191. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2021).
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    Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: Exploring Scale-Measures of Data Sets, http://arxiv.org/abs/2102.02576, (2021).
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    Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: Quantifying the Conceptual Error in Dimensionality Reduction. Accepted for publication at ICCS 2021. (2021).
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    Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: Quantifying the Conceptual Error in Dimensionality Reduction. In: Braun, T., Gehrke, M., Hanika, T., and Hernandez, N. (eds.) Graph-Based Representation and Reasoning - 26th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2021, Virtual Event, September 20-22, 2021, Proceedings. pp. 105–118. Springer (2021).
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    Stubbemann, M., Stumme, G.: LG4AV: Combining Language Models and Graph Neural Networks for Author Verification. (2021).
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    Braun, T., Gehrke, M., Hanika, T., Hernandez, N. eds.: Graph-Based Representation and Reasoning - 26th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2021, Virtual Event, September 20-22, 2021, Proceedings. Springer (2021).
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    Schäfermeier, B., Stumme, G., Hanika, T.: Topic Space Trajectories: A case study on machine learning literature. Accepted for publication: Scientometrics. (2021).
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    Borchmann, D., Hanika, T., Obiedkov, S.: Probably approximately correct learning of Horn envelopes from queries. Discrete Applied Mathematics. 273, 30–42 (2020).
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    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. pp. 496–508. Springer (2020).
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    Felde, M., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Null Models for Formal Contexts. Information. 11, 135 (2020).
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    Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: On the Lattice of Conceptual Measurements. (2020).
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    Schäfermeier, B., Stumme, G., Hanika, T.: Topic Space Trajectories: A case study on machine learning literature, http://arxiv.org/abs/2010.12294, (2020).
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    Hanika, T., Schneider, F.M., Stumme, G.: Intrinsic Dimension of Geometric Data Sets. Accepted for publication in: Tohoku Mathematical Journal. (2020).
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    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).
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    Hanika, T., Hirth, J.: Knowledge Cores in Large Formal Contexts, http://arxiv.org/abs/2002.11776, (2020).
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    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).
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    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).
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    Kibanov, M., Heiberger, R.H., Rödder, S., Atzmueller, M., Stumme, G.: Social studies of scholarly life with sensor-based ethnographic observations. Scientometrics. (2019).
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    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).
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    Dürrschnabel, D., Hanika, T., Stubbemann, M.: FCA2VEC: Embedding Techniques for Formal Concept Analysis, http://arxiv.org/abs/1911.11496, (2019).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    Hanika, T.: Discovering Knowledge in Bipartite Graphs with Formal Concept Analysis., (2019).
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    Dürrschnabel, D., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Drawing Order Diagrams Through Two-Dimension Extension, http://arxiv.org/abs/1906.06208, (2019).
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    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).
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    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. pp. 315–323. Springer (2019).
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    Dürrschnabel, D., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Drawing Order Diagrams Through Two-Dimension Extension. CoRR. abs/1906.06208, (2019).
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    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).
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    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).
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    Stubbemann, M., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Orometric Methods in Bounded Metric Data. CoRR. abs/1907.09239, (2019).
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    Felde, M., Stumme, G.: Interactive Collaborative Exploration using Incomplete Contexts, https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.08740, (2019).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    Axenovich, M., Duerrschnabel, D.: Subsets of vertices of the same size and the same maximum distance. 5, (2018).
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    Doerfel, S., Hanika, T., Stumme, G.: Clones in Social Networks. CoRR. abs/1802.07849, (2018).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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. pp. 310–343. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2018).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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. pp. 993–1000. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA (2013).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    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).
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    Hotho, A., Stumme, G.: Mining the World Wide Web. Künstliche Intelligenz. 5–8 (2007).
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    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).
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    Ganter, B., Stumme, G., Wille, R. eds.: Formal Concept Analysis: Foundations and Applications. Springer (2005).
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    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).
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    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).