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2nd Int. Alexandria Workshop (2./3. November 2015)

Foundations for Temporal Retrieval, Exploration and Analytics in Web Archives

2./3. November 2015

L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany

Significant parts of our cultural heritage are produced on the Web, yet only insufficient opportunities exist for accessing and exploring the past of the Web. While the easy accessibility to the current Web is a good baseline, optimal access to Web archives requires new models and algorithms for retrieval, exploration, and analytics which go far beyond what is needed to access the current state of the Web. This includes taking into account the unique temporal dimension of Web archives, structured semantic information already available on the Web, as well as social media and network information.

The workshop aims at bringing together communities involved in web archiving, digital preservation, digital humanities and information retrieval to encourage a closer dialogue between researchers from computer science, digital humanities and cultural heritage institutions.

Workshop Program

Monday, 2. November 2015

10:00 – 11:00      Opening & Keynote

11:00 – 11:30      Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

12:30 – 14:00      Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30

15:30 – 15:45      Demonstration Overview

16:45 – 18:00      Alexandria Reception with Demonstrations

  • HistDiv – History by Diversity: Helping Historians Search News Archives (Jaspreet Singh)
  • The iCrawl Wizard – Supporting Interactive Focused Crawl Specification (Gerhard Gossen)
  • Temporal Analysis of Social Networks in Archives (Miroslav Shaltev)
  • Analysing Language-specific Differences in Multilingual Wikipedia (Simon Gottschalk)
  • Tempas – Temporal Archive Search Based on Delicious and Twitter (Helge Holzmann)
  • Suggesting News Articles for Enriching and Expanding Wikipedia Entity Pages (Besnik Fetahu)
  • ArchiveWeb: Working with Web Archive Collections (Trevor Fernando Zeon)
  • WikipEvent: How we get events from the crowd? (Binh Giang Tran)
  • A Bing-inspired Ranking for Entity-centric Web Archive Search (Tu Nguyen)

Tuesday, 3. November 2015

9:30     – 10.30     Keynote

10:30 – 11:00      Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch break

14:00 – 16:30

  • Richard Rogers (University of Amsterdam)
    The crisis in Web archive use, and approaches that address it


Since the capacities of the room is limited we like to ask to register as soon as possible by sending an email  with the subject “Alexandria WS Registration” to



L3S Research Center
Appelstrasse 9a, 15th Floor, Multimedia Room
30167 Hannover / Germany



We negotiated a special price for a limited number of hotel rooms in the Hotel Schlafgut (nearby L3S) and the  Concorde Hotel Am Leineschloss (Old City Center). If you are interested please send an email to alexandria-info@L3S.de with the subject “Alexandria WS Accommodation”.

Further Question & Information

For further questions and information please contact alexandria-info@L3S.de.

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