Wolf-Tilo Balke

General

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Tilo Balke


Head of Institute

ORCID   orcid.org/0000-0002-5443-1215

Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Informationssysteme
Mühlenpfordtstraße 23, 2.OG
D-38106 Braunschweig

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Phone: +49 (531) 391 3271
Email: balke@ifis.cs.tu-bs.de
Room: 237

Detail

Wolf-Tilo Balke holds the Chair for Information Systems at  TU Braunschweig since April 2008. Before that he was a the Associate Research Director at L3S Research Center in Hannover, Germany and a Research Fellow at University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA. For a short Curriculum Vitae see here.

Research Interests

-  Query Processing in Databases and Information Systems
-  User Preferences and Personalization
-  Cognitive User Modeling and Conceptualization
-  Peer-to-Peer Networks and Distributed Retrieval
-  Digital Libraries and Content Syndication
-  Multimedia Services, Web Services, and Mobile Computing

Services

Reviewer for several international journals including the VLDB Journal, ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Elsevier Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE), Springer Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS), Elsevier Knowledge-Based Systems (KNOSYS), Elsevier Information Processing Letters (IPL), IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM), Springer Multimedia Systems (MMSJ). Springer Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD), ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Springer World Wide Web Journal (WWWJ), Elsevier Journal of Web Semantics (JWS), Springer Journal on Data Semantics (JODS), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC), IEEE’s Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (T-IFS),  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE),  IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), IEEE Computer, and the Oxford University Press Computer Journal

PC member and/or session chair at several international conferences and workshops, recently e.g., WWW 2018, ExploreDB 2018, APWeb-WAIM 2018, ER 2019, BigData 2019, APWeb-WAIM 2019, APWeb-WAIM 2020, JCDL 2020, ER 2020, CIKM 2020, IEEE HMData 2020, DASFAA 2021, JCDL 2021, ER 2021, APWeb-WAIM 2021, OSSYM 2021, DISCO 2021, DASFAA 2022, JCDL 2022, TPDL 2022, ER 2022, APWeb-WAIM 2022, CIKM 2022, DASFAA 2023

Reviewer of grant proposals for the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong

 

Publications
2022
Kiehne, N., H. Kroll, and W. - T. Balke, "Contextualizing Language Models for Norms Diverging from Social Majority", Findings of the EMNLP 2022, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Association for Computational Linguistics, 12/2022. Abstract  Download: Kiehne_Contextualizing_Language_Models.pdf (223.52 KB)
Das, M., and W. - T. Balke, "Quantifying Bias from Decoding Techniques in Natural Language Generation", 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), Gyeongju, Republic of Korea , 10/2022. Abstract  Download: Coling _ Preprint_Mayukh.pdf (339.39 KB)
Kroll, H., N. Mainzer, and W. - T. Balke, "On Dimensions of Plausibility for Narrative Information Access to Digital Libraries", The 26th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Padua, Italy, Springer, 09/2022. Abstract  Download: TPDL_2022_Kroll_Dimensions_for_NIA.pdf (600.1 KB)
2021
Kroll, H., J. Pirklbauer, J. - C. Kalo, M. Kunz, J. Ruthmann, and W. - T. Balke, "Narrative Query Graphs for Entity-Interaction-Aware Document Retrieval", The 23rd International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), Online, Springer, 12/2021. Abstract  Download: ICADL2021_Kroll_NarrativeQueryGraphs.pdf (1.44 MB)
Nagel, D., T. Affeldt, and W. - T. Balke, "Data Narrations - Using flexible Data Bindings to support the Reproducibility of Claims in Digital Library Objects", 1st International Workshop on Digital Infrastructures for Scholarly Content Objects (DISCO@JCDL2021), Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, CEUR Proceedings, Vol-2976, 09/2021. Abstract  Download: DISCO2021_Nagel_Data_Narrations.pdf (317.1 KB)
Schneider, J., A. de Waard, W. - T. Balke, X. Wang, N. Song, B. Hua, and Y. Fu, "Digital Infrastructures for Scholarly Content Objects", ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, IEEE, 09/2021. Abstract
Kroll, H., J. Al-Chaar, and W. - T. Balke, "Open Information Extraction in Digital Libraries: Current Challenges and Open Research Questions", 1th International Workshop on Digital Infrastructures for Scholarly Content Objects (DISCO@JCDL2021), Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, CEUR Proceedings, Vol-2976, 09/2021. Abstract  Download: DISCO2021_Kroll_OpenIE Challenges.pdf (350.57 KB)
Kroll, H., J. Pirklbauer, and W. - T. Balke, "A Toolbox for the Nearly-Unsupervised Construction of Digital Library Knowledge Graphs", ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, IEEE, pp. 21-30, 09/2021. Abstract  Download: JCDL2021_Kroll_Toolbox.pdf (431.38 KB)
Plötzky, F., and W. - T. Balke, "What it Boils Down to... The Case for Event Analogies to Combat Complexity in Digital Libraries", 1th International Workshop on Digital Infrastructures for Scholarly Content Objects (DISCO@JCDL2021), Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, CEUR Proceedings, Vol-2976, 09/2021. Abstract  Download: DISCO2021_Ploetzky_Analogies.pdf (187.72 KB); Slides_DISCO2021_Ploetzky_Analogies.pdf (787.26 KB)
Fichtel, L., J. - C. Kalo, and W. - T. Balke, "Prompt Tuning or Fine-Tuning - Investigating Relational Knowledge in Pre-Trained Language Models", 3rd International Conference on Automated Knowledge Base Construction (AKBC), Virtual, 08/2021. Abstract  Download: prompt_tuning_or_fine_tuning_i.pdf (251.89 KB)
Kroll, H., D. Nagel, M. Kunz, and W. - T. Balke, "Demonstrating Narrative Bindings: Linking Discourses to Knowledge Repositories", 4th International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story@ECIR2021), Lucca, Italy, CEUR-WS.org, 04/2021. Abstract  Download: Text2Story2021_Kroll_Demonstrating Narrative Bindings_Camera Ready.pdf (599.34 KB)
2020
Kroll, H., D. Nagel, and W. - T. Balke, "Modeling Narrative Structures in Logical Overlays on top of Knowledge Repositories", 39th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), Vienna, Austria, Springer, 11/2020. Abstract  Download: ER2020_Kroll_Camera_Ready.pdf (486.11 KB)
Kroll, H., J. - C. Kalo, D. Nagel, S. Mennicke, and W. - T. Balke, "Context-Compatible Information Fusion for Scientific Knowledge Graphs", 24th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Lyon, France, Springer, 08/2020. Abstract  Download: TPDL2020_Kroll_Camera_Ready.pdf (308.77 KB)
Wawrzinek, J., J. M. G. Pinto, and W. - T. Balke, "Mining Semantic Subspaces to Express Discipline-Specific Similarities", ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 08/2020. Abstract  Download: Wawrzinek85.pdf (782.76 KB)
Affeldt, T., S. Mennicke, and W. - T. Balke, "Preference-driven Control over Incompleteness of Knowledge Graph Query Answers", 12th ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci), Southampton, UK, ACM, 07/2020. Abstract  Download: websci20-cr.pdf (647.57 KB)
Kalo, J. - C., S. Mennicke, P. Ehler, and W. - T. Balke, "Detecting Synonymous Properties by Shared Data-driven Definitions", Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Heraklion, Greece, 06/2020. Abstract  Download: ESWC_20_Camera_Ready.pdf (421.94 KB)
2019
Kalo, J. - C., P. Ehler, and W. - T. Balke, "Knowledge Graph Consolidation by Unifying Synonymous Relationships", International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Auckland, New Zealand, 10/2019. Abstract  Download: ISWC19CameraReady.pdf (503.5 KB)
Pinto, J. M. G., J. Wawrzinek, S. Kori, and W. - T. Balke, "Can Language Inference Support Metadata Generation?", 23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Oslo, Norway, Springer, 09/2019. Abstract
Pinto, J. M. G., S. Celik, and W. - T. Balke, "Learning to Rank Claim-Evidence Pairs to Assist Scientific-Based Argumentation", 23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Oslo, Norway, Springer, 09/2019. Abstract
Wawrzinek, J., J. M. G. Pinto, and W. - T. Balke, "Linking Semantic Fingerprints of Literature – from Simple Neural Embeddings Towards Contextualized Pharmaceutical Networks", 23rd International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Oslo, Norway, Springer, 09/2019. Abstract  Download: paper_20.pdf (408.4 KB)
Pinto, J. M. G., J. Wawrzinek, and W. - T. Balke, "What Drives Research Efforts? Find Scientific Claims That Count!", The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Urbana-Champaign, Illinois USA, IEEE, 06/2019. Abstract  Download: jcdl_2019_final_version.pdf (929.69 KB)