Research

The main idea of entity summarization “is to adapt the presentation of entities towards their individual properties. This approach avoids type-based patterns and their accompanying deficits and introduces ranking scores for each fact about an entity with respect to its individual importance for the entity. With this, we can present entities without considering their type(s), enabling to focus on each entity individually.”

PhD thesis

Conference papers

  • Andreas Thalhammer, Steffen Thoma, Andreas Harth, and Rudi Studer. Entity-centric Data Fusion on the Web. Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, HT ‘17, pages 25-34. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3078714.3078717 Ted Nelson Newcomer Award

  • Andreas Thalhammer, Nelia Lasierra, and Achim Rettinger. LinkSUM: Using Link Analysis to Summarize Entity Data. In Web Engineering: 16th International Conference, ICWE 2016, Lugano, Switzerland, June 6-9, 2016. Proceedings, volume 9671 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 244–261. Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-38791-8_14

    LinkSUM evaluation data: http://entitysummarization.org/linksum_quantitative_evaluation.zip

  • Andreas Thalhammer and Steffen Stadtmüller. SUMMA: A Common API for Linked Data Entity Summaries. In Engineering the Web in the Big Data Era, volume 9114 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 430–446. Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19890-3_28 Best Research Paper Nominee

  • Andreas Thalhammer, Magnus Knuth, and Harald Sack. Evaluating Entity Summarization Using a Game-Based Ground Truth. In The Semantic Web – ISWC 2012, volume 7650 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 350–361. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35173-0_24

Workshop papers

  • Andreas Thalhammer and Achim Rettinger. PageRank on Wikipedia: Towards General Importance Scores for Entities. In The Semantic Web: ESWC 2016 Satellite Events, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 – June 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, pages 227–240. Springer International Publishing, Cham, October 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47602-5_41

  • Andreas Thalhammer, Ioan Toma, Antonio J. Roa-Valverde, and Dieter Fensel. Leveraging Usage Data for Linked Data Movie Entity Summarization. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data (USEWOD 2012) held in conjunction with the 21st International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2012), Lyon, France, April 17th, 2012, volume abs/1204.2718, 2012. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.2718

  • Antonio J. Roa-Valverde, Andreas Thalhammer, Ioan Toma, and Miguel-Angel Sicilia. Towards a formal model for sharing and reusing ranking computations. In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Ranking in Databases (DBRank 2012) held in conjunction with the 38th Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2012), 2012. http://www.aifb.kit.edu/images/4/4d/Dbrank2012.pdf

Demo papers

  • Andreas Thalhammer and Achim Rettinger. ELES: Combining Entity Linking and Entity Summarization. In Web Engineering: 16th International Conference, ICWE 2016, Lugano, Switzerland, June 6-9, 2016. Proceedings, volume 9671 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 547–550. Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-38791-8_45 Best Demo Award

  • Andreas Thalhammer and Achim Rettinger. Browsing DBpedia Entities with Summaries. In The Semantic Web: ESWC 2014 Satellite Events, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 511–515. Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11955-7_76