In the beginning of 2015, I graduated in the Master's Program "Language Science and Technology" in Saarbrücken.
Before, I had completed my Bachelor's degree at Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf as a student of "Information Science and Language Technology".
During the half-year period between the two programs, I had earned Credit Points in the international Master's Program on Artificial Intelligence in Maastricht - but ultimately decided to specialize further in the field of Language Technology / Computational Linguistics.
At GESIS Cologne, I can build upon my background in Information Science and broaden my knowledge in the field of Language Technology. Here, I am working in the context of linking different data sources.
My research focus is currently on author name disambiguation and progressive techniques for dealing with missing information in entity resolution.
Contribution to edited volume
Backes, Tobias. 2018. "Effective unsupervised author disambiguation with relative frequencies." In Proceedings of the 16th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL'18), edited by Jiangping Chen, Marcos André Gonçalves, and Jeff M. Allen, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3197026.3197036.
Backes, Tobias. 2018. "The Impact of Name-Matching and Blocking on Author Disambiguation." In CIKM '18 : The 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management Torino, Italy — October 22 - 26, 2018, 803-812. New York: ACM. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3269206.3271699.
Backes, Tobias. 2018. "Effective Unsupervised Author Disambiguation with Relative Frequencies." Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2018, 05.06.2018.
Backes, Tobias. 2018. "The Impact of Name-Matching and Blocking on Author Disambiguation." 27th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 24.10.2018.