Machine Learning

Machine Learning Meetup at DogPatch — 26th March

The Machine Learning Meetup in Dublin, takes place on the last Monday every month. This month, the machine learning meetup is hosted by Dogpatch and there will be plenty of exciting presentations about machine learning: Marco Forte (PhD researcher, Sigmedia Group) speaks about foreground estimation in machine learning and motion estimation for video matting in machine learning including deep learning techniques to create more consistent and content-aware results. Procheta Sen (PhD researcher, ADAPT Centre) speaks about cross-session search and tempo-lexical context-driven machine-learned word embeddings. Elias Giacoumidis, (Marie-Curie Fellow, CONNECT) speaks about machine learning optical fiber telecommunications. The next machine learning meetup takes place on 26th March at The Vaults – Dogpatch Labs CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin. Talks are from 18:30 Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Seminars

Guest Lecture / Workshop by Thorsten Schaeff, Stripe

As part of our e-Business II lecture, we invited Thorsten Schaeff to give a guest lecture, more precisely, a workshop. Thorsten is a partner engineer at Stripe, which is a payment platform, competing with PayPal. During the 90 minute lecture, Thorsten will give a short introduction to Stripe, the history, their culture, and plans for Dublin as an engineering hub. We will then look at the “old way” of making payments on the Web, including the PCI standard, and then dive into a hands-on workshop focusing on building frictionless checkout experiences with Stripe Elements, their UI components for collecting credit card details and enabling wallet payments via Apple and Google Pay. If time allows we can then look at adding local Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Recommender Systems

Seminar by Prof Dietmar Jannach: “Recommender Systems – Beyond Matrix Completion”

We are delighted to announce a seminar by Prof Dr Dietmar Jannach on Recommender Systems at Trinity College Dublin. Dietmar Jannach is a well-known researcher in the field of recommender systems and author of the book “Recommender Systems: An Introduction“. The seminar is open to all staff, students, and visitors in Dublin who are interested in recommender systems. Title: Recommender Systems – Beyond Matrix Completion Abstract: Automated recommendations have become a common part of our daily online user experience. Significant advances were made in recent years in terms of algorithmic approaches to compute recommendations for users. The main task in such an algorithm-focused setting is to predict through machine learning approaches how relevant a certain item will be for an Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Developers

Docear welcomes Georgia M. Kapitsaki, a visiting researcher from Cyprus, who will be supporting us with our recommender system

Yesterday we welcomed Dr. Georgia M. Kapitsaki here in our main office in Magdeburg, Germany. Georgia is from the University of Cyprus and will stay one month with us. Her main interest lies in our research-paper recommender system and she will support us in improving our recommender system and performing some research. We are really excited to have her with us and are grateful to Erasmus who is supporting her stay. If you would be interested in visiting us and working or researching on Docear, let us know. We have many interesting projects to work on  :-). Georgia is also giving some lectures at  Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg. The first lecture about model-driven engineering  was already yesterday but you could still join her Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Seminars

Seminar on Academic Search Engine Optimization

Have you heard of 'academic search engine optimization'? If not, you maybe should attend our seminar 'Academic Search Engine Optimisation (ASEO): Suchmaschinenoptimierung in der Wissenschaft' (in German). The seminar is based on our publication Academic Search Engine Optimization (ASEO): Optimizing Scholarly Literature for Google Scholar and Co. in which we defined academic search engine optimization as

"the creation, publication, and modification of scholarly literature in a way that makes it easier for academic search engines to both crawl it and index it"
We believe that ASEO should be an important part of your publishing process because it helps significantly to increase the visibility of your work in the academic community. When we published our article back in 2010 virtually no one even thought about that topic (as far as i know we were the first ones writing about search engine optimization for academic articles). Meanwhile, the idea of ASEO became more popular and several institutions adopted the guidelines from our paper (e.g. SAGE, Wiley, and York University) and, as covered in the seminar, the experience from the past years clearly shows the benefits of ASEO techniques. (more…)

By Joeran Beel, ago