Welcome to the KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY AND MINING research group 

Core Team

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Schommer (Head)
  • MSc. Siwen Guo (PhD Candidate): Personalized Concept-Based Sentiment Analysis.
  • MSc. Federico GalliThe Unfair Commercial Practices Directive in the age of AI and personalization (PhD thesis; with Prof Sartor, University of Bologna, Italy - LAST-JD program)
  • MSc. Ekaterina Kamlovskaya (PhD Candidate; DHH): Approaching Indigenous Australian History with Word Embeddings.
  • Dr. Sviatlana Höhn (Assistant Chercheur): Artificial Chatbots and Companions. Welcome to the ACC Lab.
  • Dr. Joshgun Sirajzade (Research Associate): Topic Modelling, Sentiment Analysis, Luxembourgish Language (Similarity Search Project with RTL).
  • Dr Julianna Stropp. Taxon-­‐Time. Marie Curie Fellowship (to come: 11/2019): Rediscovering biodiversity using big data to trace taxonomic knowledge through time.
  • Dr Vladimir Despotovic (PostDoc, to come: 09/2019): Speech, Natural Language Understanding
  • Isabelle Schroeder (Secretariat)


  • Catia Mano Ferreira: Chatbot implementation in the industry context.
  • Elisabeth Joy: Similarity Search in RTL Documents and Commentaries based on Sentiments.
  • Laurent Grober: Fake News Detection System driven by Belief Revision.
  • Ana Marquez: Robot Football, NAO
  • Elida van Nierop: Text Analysis
  • Soumya Ramakrishna: Text Analysis
  • Yaqiong Zheng: Artificial Chatbots
  • Ramya Ramamurthi: Turing Test, Chatbots, Dialogue Systems

Research Interests

  • Data Science in general
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Machine Learning and Applications, in particular Deep Learning
  • Emotion Detection in Texts
  • Artificial Companions

Current Projects and Publications


Current Courses

Former Members

  • Dr. Winfried Höhn: Semi-automatisierte Annotation von digitalen Altkarten.
  • Dr. Dimitrios Kampas: Topic Identification considering word order in Markov Chains.
  • Dr. Sviatlana Höhn: Data-driven repair models for text chat with language learners.
  • Dr. Mihail Minev (2014): Feature Detection and Classification in Financial News.
  • Dr. Jayanta Poray (2012): INACS -- An Intelligent and Adaptive Systems for Conversational Streams.
  • Dr. Sascha Kaufmann (2010): CUBA -- Artificial Conviviality and User Behaviour Analysis.
  • Dr. Maria Biryukov (2010): Methods of Extracting Meta-Information from Bibliographic Databases.
  • Dr. Michael Hilker (2008): Network Security through Artificial Immunity with SANA.
  • Dr. Alejandro Correa Bahnsen (2012-2014)
  • Dr. Patrice Caire (11/2006 - 10/2007)
  • Dipl.-Inf. Ralph Weires (04/2006 - 03/2008)
  • MSc. Ben Schroeder (10/2005 - 09/2007)
  • MSc. Fabien Bouleau

Last updated on: 24 Jun 2019