Ameni Sahraoui

Dr. Ameni Sahraoui Kacem

Abteilung Wissenstechnologien für Sozialwissenschaften
Team Portale Mehrwertdienste

Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8

Tel.:+49 (221) 47694-229
Fax:+49 (221) 47694-199


Dr. Ameni (Kacem) Sahraoui is a research associate at the GESIS department Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences (WTS) since March 2017. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Toulouse, France (in a joint program with the University of Tunis, Tunisia). Her Ph.D. work was related to the information retrieval (IR) field, and more precisely the personalized IR. Her thesis main goal consisted in proposing a time-sensitive user profile and in adapting search results accordingly. The user profile information was implicitly collected from his browsing history and his interactions on social media systems. Based on a vector representation, she proposed a temporal weight that enhances recent interactions compared to old ones. She also did teaching activities in different universities and different subjects related to the computer science field.
She is interested in information retrieval, personalized search, interactive information retrieval, digital libraries, user profiling, social media, session search enhancement, user context, user behavior....


Working on AMUR project, I try to analyze the user behavior and his interactions in the sowiport digital library. In fact, this project aims at proactively improving the user experience based on his previous search history.
To improve the user experience and the search system functionalities, many tasks have been considered:
  • Analyzing the user's behavior,
  • Investigating the user's interactions towards search sessions,
  • Exploring successful sessions (sessions containing positive interactions).

Beitrag im Sammelwerk

Mayr, Philipp, and Ameni Sahraoui. 2017 (Forthcoming). "A Complete Year of User Retrieval Sessions in a Social Sciences Academic Search Engine." In TPDL 2017: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 560-565.

Sahraoui, Ameni, and Philipp Mayr. 2017. "Analysis of Footnote Chasing and Citation Searching in an Academic Search Engine." In Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries (BIRNDL 2017) , 91–100.

Sahraoui, Ameni, Mohand Boughanem, and Rim Faiz. 2017 (Forthcoming). "Emphasizing temporal-based user profile modeling in the context of session search." In SAC 2017: Symposium on Applied Computing, 925-930.

Sahraoui, Ameni, and Rim Faiz. 2017. "Time-sensitivity for Personalized Search." In AICCSA 2017: ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications,

Sahraoui, Ameni, Rami Belkaroui, Dhouha Jemal, Haithem Ghorbel, Rim Faiz, and Ines Hammami Abid. 2016. "Towards Improving e-Government Services Using Social Media-Based Citizen's Profile Investigation." In ICEGOV 2015-16: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance , 187-190.

Sahraoui, Ameni, Mohand Boughanem, and Rim Faiz. 2014. "Time-Sensitive User Profile for Optimizing Search Personalization." In UAMP 2014: User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization, 111-121.