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Yousef Younes has received his bachelor degree from Al-Mamoun University, Syria in 2010. Then he had worked as a software developer for two years before he has gotten his master degree in software engineering from Chongqing University, China in 2015. After that he worked as a lecturer at Al-Sham University, Syria until 2018 when he moved to Germany to work as a researcher at Brandenburg University (BTU-CS). In 2021, he joined GESIS as an associated researcher. 

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  • Findability of Research Data
  • Search Engine Optimization
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  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information retrieval
  • Quantum Logic

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Journal article

Younes, Yousef, and Ansgar Scherp. 2023. "Question Answering Versus Named Entity Recognition for Extracting Unknown Datasets." IEEE Access 11 92775-92787. doi:

Younes, Yousef. 2019. "On Quantum Implication." Quantum Machine Intelligence .

Younes, Yousef. 2014. "A New Approach to Perform Regression Using Minimum Bounding Geometry." Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications.

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Chapter in an edited book

Younes, Yousef, and Brigitte Mathiak. 2022. "Handling Class Imbalance when Detecting Dataset Mentions with Pre-trained Language Models." In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing (ICNLSP 2022), 79–88. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Younes, Yousef, Sebastian Tiesler, Robert Jäschke, and Brigitte Mathiak. 2022. "Where are the Datasets? A case study on the German Academic Web Archive." In Proceedings of the Web Archiving and Digital Libraries Workshop at JCDL,

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Working and discussion paper

Limani, Fidan, Yousef Younes, Valentina Hiseni, Janete Saldanha Bach Estevao, Peter Mutschke, and Brigitte Mathiak. 2021. KonsortSWD Task Area 5 Measure 2 Report Scope: Milestones 1, 2, and 3.


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Presentation at a conference

Younes, Yousef, Brigitte Mathiak, and Fidan Limani. 2021. "Keywords for Data Discovery." Open Science Fair Lightning Talk, Online, 2021-09-21.