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Dr. Michael Färber

Research Associate
Phone: +49 721 608 465 92
Email: michael faerber∂kit edu

Research Group: Web Science
Room: 5A-15 (Building: 05.20)


Michael Färber is a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter's Web Science group at the Institute AIFB of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, since April 2019. From 2017 until March 2019, Michael worked in Prof. Dr. Georg Lausen's group at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and at Kyoto University, Japan, as JSPS fellow. From 2012 until 2017, Michael was a PhD student and research associate in Prof. Dr. Rudi Studer's group "Knowledge Management and Web Science" at the Institute AIFB of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. The title of his PhD thesis is "Semantic Search of Novel Information." Michael's research interests are in natural language processing, machine learning, and the semantic web. He has served as reviewer and PC member for various conferences and journals, including AAAI, ECMLPKDD, IJCAI, ISWC, JWS, and SWJ.

New: Call for a student job in the area of text mining.

Calls for Bachelor/Master thesis:

Thema4415Anwendung von Algorithmen und Verfahren zur Big Data-Analyse
Thema4420Wie fair sind Forscher? Eine Analyse von Zerrungen bzgl. Zitaten in wissenschaftlichen Publikationen
Thema4421Implementing an Approach for Linking Text to the Knowledge Graph Wikidata
Thema4423Automatically Recommending Citations for Texts Using Neural Networks
Thema4477Literature Survey on News Bias Detection
Thema4480Entwicklung einer Suchmaschine für Datensätze
Thema4482How Do Successful Startups Look Like? Analyzing an RDF Dataset About Startups and Tech Companies
Thema4485Linking Text to Knowledge Graphs at the BMW Group

All topics are open to English and German speaking students.

Recently developed demonstrations:


Research area
Semantic Search, Machine Learning, Text Mining, Semantical Annotation, Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Discovery, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Semantic Web

KIT Functions and Competence Field

Cognition and Information Engineering

  • Supervised Bachelor/Master Theses:
Student Name Title Kind of Thesis Submission Date
Samuel Printz Text Annotation with Wikidata Bachelor ongoing
Johannes Reiss A Probabilistic Model for Predicting Wikipedia Pages Master ongoing
Laurenz Vorderwülbecke Rule-based Noun Phrase Extraction Using Part-of-Speech Tags Bachelor 2016
Felix Drabe Automatically Determining Text Quality Master ongoing
Zihan Lin Feature Selection for Predicting the Creation of New Wikipedia Articles Bachelor 2016
Chris Konop Finding Events in Unstructured Text Bachelor 2016
Frederic Bartscherer Linked Data Quality: A Comparison of DBpedia, YAGO, Freebase, Wikidata and OpenCyc Master 2016
Steffen Strobl Trend Detection: Predicting the Emergence of Wikipedia Articles Bachelor 2015
Peter Natterer Detecting Emerging Entities based on News Texts Master 2016
Moritz Winckler Knowledge Base Enrichment from OpenIE Input Bachelor 2015
Bo Liu Automatically Adding References to Text Bachelor 2015
Johannes Spohr Evaluation of Performance Gain of Semantic Search for Experienced Users and Novices Master 2015
Chunyan Zhong Machine Learning Methods for Dealing with Errors and Incomplete Records Master 2015
Alexander Kraetke Analysis of Wikidata and Usage for Semantic Search Master 2015
Swetlana Stickhof Named Entity Recognition for Improving Entity Linking with Wikipedia and Detecting New Named Entities in Text Documents Bachelor 2014
Wojtek Breiter Access Control in Semantic MediaWiki Diploma 2014
Frederic Engelen Implementation of a User Interface for Visualizing New Facts Found in Text Documents Bachelor 2014
David Kleinmann Identification of Statements in Unknown Texts via SRL Graphs and Machine Learning Methods Bachelor 2014
Waldemar Koller Relation Extraction With the Help of Machine Learning Methods Master 2014
Wolf Quaschningk Technology Portfolios and Technology Roadmaps in Semantic Wikis Diploma 2014
Georg Ertl Neural Networks for Predicting the Energy Production of Hydroelectric Power Stations Master 2014
Philipp Kuepper Potential of Knowledge Management in Procurement Master 2013

  • Reviewer/Subreviewer for
    • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
    • Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML)
    • European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECMLPKDD)
    • Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)
    • IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI)
    • International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP)
    • International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW)
    • International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS)
    • International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WebIST)
    • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
    • International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)
    • Journal of Web Semantics (JWS)
    • Modeling, Learning and Mining for Cross/Multilinguality Workshop (MultiLingMine)
    • Semantic Web Journal (SWJ)

  • Online Demos
    • Wikipedia Article Recommender
      http://km.aifb.kit.edu/services/wikipedia-recommender (online January 2017)
      Michael Färber, Achim Rettinger, Boulos El Asmar: On Emerging Entity Detection, 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW’16), Bolognia, Italy, November, 2016.
    • XKnowSearch!
      Lei Zhang, Michael Färber, Achim Rettinger: XKnowSearch! Exploiting Knowledge Bases for Entity-based Cross-lingual Information Retrieval, The 25th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM’ 2016), Indianapolis, IN, USA, October, 2016.
    • Kuphi
      Michael Färber, Lei Zhang, Achim Rettinger: Kuphi - An Investigation Tool for Searching for and via Semantic Relations. In The Semantic Web: ESWC 2014 Satellite Events, Volume 8798 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 349-354, 2014.