Dr. Michael Färber
- Substitute Professor
- Phone: +49 721 608 465 92
- Email: michael faerber∂kit edu
- Room: 5A-20 (Building: 05.20)
- April 25, 2022: New Hiwi call for ML for Accelerator Physics
- Jan. 24, 2022: New call for Master's thesis Using Quantum Computing in Natural Language Processing
- Jan 18, 2022: Overview of current research in German on these slides
- Dec 01, 2021: New paper on arXive: Are Investors Biased Against Women? Analyzing How Gender Affects Startup Funding in Europe
- Nov 30, 2021: New paper on arXive: Towards Full-Fledged Argument Search: A Framework for Extracting and Clustering Arguments from Unstructured Text
- Nov 24, 2021: Invited talk at the Webinar "Smart Innovation".
Michael Färber's publications.
- natural language processing,
- machine learning, and
- knowledge representation (e.g., knowledge graphs).
Among other things, Michael Färber pursues research on scholarly data mining (e.g., scientific impact quantification), scholarly recommender systems (e.g., recommending citations, papers, data sets, and neural networks), and scholarly knowledge graphs (e.g., modeling papers, authors, methods, and datasets). Furthermore, he develops AI solutions for peace mediation (see AI4Peace).
More information can be found at his homepage and on Google Scholar.
Michael Färber on
- his personal website,
- Google Scholar,
- Semantic Scholar,
Online Demo Systems
Recently developed demonstration systems:
- RefBee: http://refbee.org/
- ...shows for an author which publications are in which bibliographic databases.
- C-Rex: http://c-rex.org
- ... recommends citations for given texts.
- PaperHunter: http://paperhunter.net
- ... provides, among other things, the sentences in which searched papers are cited.
- ScholarSight: http://scholarsight.org
- ... allows the exploration of trends from scientific concepts.
- Linked Crunchbase: http://linked-crunchbase.org
- ... allows to query information about startups and innovative companies in the Semantic Web format RDF.
Recently created data sets:
- DSKG: http://dskg.org
- ...a knowledge graph representing datasets.
- unarXive: http://unarxive.org
- ... contains the full texts of all papers on arXive.org with further annotations.
- Microsoft Academic Knowledge Graph: https://makg.org
- ... a knowledge graph containing the metadata of almost all publications in all scientific disciplines.
- FAIRnets: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3885249
- ...a knowledge graph with metadata about neural networks.
Code, Data, and Presentations
- The implementations are linked in the publications and can usually be found on GitHub.
- Created datasets are linked in the publications and can usually be found on Zenodo.
- Presentations can be found on YouTube.
Open Positions and Theses
Open student assistant jobs (Hiwis)
- in the area of machine learning, natural language processing, and/or Semantic Web technologies: 
- in Semantic MediaWiki or PHP: .
- for knowledge graph-based methods for explaining recommender systems: .
- for knowledge graph-based technology forecast and technology and innovation management (TIM).
Current calls for Bachelor/Master thesis
|Thema4909||Scalable Graph Neural Networks on Knowledge Graphs|
|Thema4910||Performance Analysis of Graph Neural Diffusion via Fourier Decomposition|
|Thema4864||Quantum Computing for Natural Language Processing|
|Thema4648||Creating a Large Knowledge Graph about Scientific Publications for Innovation Forecast|
|Thema4837||Alles nur Show? Ein automatischer Vergleich von Nachrichten vor der Bundestagswahl mit dem Koalitionsvertrag mittels Natural Language Processing|
|Thema4574||Deep Learning + Knowledge Graphs|
|Thema4772||GPT-3, BERT & Co.: When to use which language model?|
|Thema4420||Wie fair sind Forscher? Eine Analyse von Zerrungen bzgl. Zitaten in wissenschaftlichen Publikationen|
|Thema4423||Automatically Recommending Citations for Texts Using Neural Networks|
I have supervised more than 50 Bachelor/Master theses.
All topics are open to English and German-speaking students.
Many of the thesis topics can also be written at a partner institution abroad (e.g. in Japan, Italy, France) and funded by the DAAD, given that the application is made 7 months in advance. In the past, theses supervised by Dr. Färber were already funded. More information under Web_Science/DAAD-Stipendium/en.
- Semantic Search, Knowledge Representation And Reasoning, Machine Learning, Text Mining, Semantical Annotation, Information Extraction, Natural Language Processing, Digital Libraries, Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Semantic Web, Trustworthy AI