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As of June 2012, Professor Christian Bizer has moved to the University of Mannheim where he has been appointed W3-Professor for Information Systems and is part of the Research Group Data and Web Science at the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics.
All research, open data and open source software projects, that were formerly hosted at Freie Universität Berlin, will be continued in Mannheim. See projects.
Christian Bizer explores technical and economic questions concerning the development of global, decentralized information environments. His current research focus is the evolution of the World Wide Web from a medium for the publication of documents into a global dataspace. The results of his work include the Named Graphs data model which was adopted into the W3C SPARQL recommendation; the D2RQ mapping language which is widely used for publishing relational databases to the Web of Data; the Silk - Linking Framework, and the Berlin SPARQL Benchmark for measuring the performance of RDF stores. Christian Bizer has initialized the W3C Linking Open Data community effort which is interlinking large numbers of data sources on the Web. He also co-founded the DBpedia project which derives a comprehensive knowledge base from Wikipedia. Christian Bizer obtained his doctoral degree with a dissertation on information quality in the context of Web-based Systems.
Robert Isele, Christian Bizer: Learning Expressive Linkage Rules using Genetic Programming. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), Vol. 5, No. 11, pp. 1638-1649, August 2012.
Tom Heath, Christian Bizer: Web de données - Méthodes et outils pour les données liées. Pearson France, ISBN 978-2-7440-4746-6, 2012 (French translation of our Linked Data book).
Robert Isele, Anja Jentzsch, and Christian Bizer: Active Learning of Expressive Linkage Rules for the Web of Data. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2012), pp. 411-418, Berlin, Germany, July 2012.
Christian Bizer, Pablo Mendes, Anja Jentzsch: Topology of the Web of Data. Book chapter in De Virgilio, Guerra,Yannis (Eds.): Semantic Search over the Web, Springer, 2012.
Pablo Mendes, Max Jakob, Christian Bizer: DBpedia for NLP: A Multilingual Cross-domain Knowledge Base. Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012), Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012.
Pablo Mendes, Joachim Daiber, Rohana Rajapakse, Felix Sasaki, Christian Bizer: Evaluating the Impact of Phrase Recognition on Semantic Annotation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012), Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012.
Andreas Schultz, Andrea Matteini, Robert Isele, Pablo Mendes, Christian Bizer, Christian Becker: LDIF - A Framework for Large-Scale Linked Data Integration. 21st International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2012) Developers Track. Lyon, France, April 2012.
Carlos Rivero, Andreas Schultz, Christian Bizer, David Ruiz: Benchmarking the Performance of Linked Data Translation Systems. Proceedings of 5th Linked Data on the Web Workshop (LDOW2012), Lyon, France, April 2012.
Hannes Mühleisen, Christian Bizer: Web Data Commons - Extracting Structured Data from Two Large Web Corpora. Invited paper at the 5th Linked Data on the Web Workshop (LDOW2012), Lyon, France, April 2012.
Christian Bizer: Topology of the Web of Data. Joined keynote talk at the 2nd Workshop on Linked Web Data Management (LWDM2012) and the 3rd Workshop on Business Intelligence and the Web (BEWEB2012), Berlin, Germany, March, 2012.
Pablo Mendes, Hannes Mühleisen, Christian Bizer: Sieve: Linked Data Quality Assessment and Fusion. Invited paper at the 1st International Workshop on Linked Web Data Management (LWDM 2012), Berlin, Germany, March 2012.
Olaf Hartig, Christian Bizer, and Johann-Christoph Freytag: Executing SPARQL Queries over the Web of Linked Data. International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2009), Westfields, USA, October 2009.
Sören Auer, Christian Bizer, Gunnar Aastrand Grimnes (eds.): Proceedings of the ESWC'09 Workshop on Scripting and Development for the Semantic Web. ISSN 1613-0073, online CEUR-WS.org/Vol-449/, 2009.
Triplification Challenge at I-Semantics 2008, September 2008, Graz, Austria (Organizer)
2nd International Workshop on Consuming Linked Data (COLD2011), October 2011, Bonn, Germany
6th International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2011), October 2011, Bonn, Germany
1st International Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data (USEWOD2011), March 2011, Hyderabad, India
1st International Workshop on Linked Web Data Management (LWDM 2011), March, 2011, Uppsala, Sweden.