Information on offered theses

We offer theses (bachelor, project, master) for various topics, many around narrative information systems. Our staff members have different research focuses:

Florian Plötzky works on event-centric information systems. Therefore, he works on viewpoints and subjective attributions of events, e.g., how an event is perceived by a target group, how an event is framed, or how the event is attributed. A thesis, on the one hand, must care about structured representations of events, but on the other hand, also care about text mining approaches to mine the different aspects from texts.

Hermann Kroll works on narrative information access: A user states a story of interest — in other words, a short story of intereset - and then a system makes this narrative plausible by finding evidence for all of the narrative's statements. Theses in this direction are focused on structured representation of knowledge as well as text mining approaches. An example application for the pharmaceutical domain can be found here:

Niklas Kiehne works on social norms: If we train large AI models, how far do these models reflect our understanding of normative knowledge? Do they care about social norms? What do they keep? Theses focus here on working with latest AI models, doing text mining and representing normative knowledge.

Denis Nagel works on linking narratives and data sets: What story is told by a specific data set? What does the data tell? Which statements are supported by the data? Theses in this direction focus on structured representations of narratives, query processing and matching methods to link data sets and narratives.


If you are interested in writing a student thesis, please talk to our staff members directly. Furthermore, consult our thesis guide before applying (in German).