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Vita

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.

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Research

My research focus is currently on author name disambiguation and progressive techniques for dealing with missing information in entity resolution.

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Publications

Publication

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Contribution to edited volume

Backes, Tobias. 2018. "Effective unsupervised author disambiguation with relative frequencies." In JCDL '18 The 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries Fort Worth, TX, USA - June 03 - 07, 2018, edited by Jiangping Chen, Marcos André Gonçalves, and Jeff M. Allen, 203-212. New York: ACM. 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.

Talk

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Conference contribution

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.