We are happy to announce that the DFG (German Research Foundation), has awarded our group a research grant for our project: “Analyzing Mathematics to Detect Disguised Academic Plagiarism”. The total funding sum of 633,000 Euro will be made available over a 3-year period to both Bela Gipp’s DKE Group at the University of Wuppertal and to Dr. Moritz Schubotz, a former DKE group member, now working [...]
As of January 9, Wikipedia allows semantically enhancing mathematical formulae with the definitions of the terms they contain. For example, the formula of the famous mass-energy equivalence E=mc² now contains information on the variables E, m, and c. Clicking on the formula opens an information page (see figure) that displays the meanings of the variables and links to additional specifications of the formula’s terms. Our [...]
The DAAD, or the German Academic Exchange Service, has recently announced a new Stipend Program called ''IFI'' (Internationale Forschungsaufenthalte für Informatikerinnen und Informatiker). The IFI Program is available to Master’s students, Ph.D. candidates, and Postdoctoral researchers enrolled at German Universities and studying or researching in the field of Computer Science. Participants of the IFI Program receive funding to research abroad for up to [...]
ETH Zurich's DOI Desk is organizing a full-day event on "Persistent Identifiers in Research" to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) help ensure the discoverability of digital objects on the Internet. For example, the assignment of DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) for scientific publications has become a common practice in many disciplines. PIDs have become increasingly important to scientific research. [...]
Trusted time-stamping can be very useful, but it is crucial to understand what it can prove and what it cannot prove. Timestamping can only prove that the time-stamped data, such as a photo, a video, pdf, etc. already existed in the very moment it was time-stamped. So what are potentially suitable use-cases for time-stamping? - When you hire a [...]
Our startup, the OriginStamp AG, now collaborates with the German Newspaper Südkurier to offer their readers our Trusted Timestamping Service. Here you find articles reporting about this collaboration: June 2019 „Die Blockchain ist ein digitales Notizbuch“ Source: Südkurier Read more Wie die Blockchain unser Leben besser macht: So kann man mit der Technologie Geld sparen und Streitigkeiten vermeiden Source: Südkurier [...]
Dr. Bela Gipp, previously Junior-Professor of Information Science at the University of Konstanz, has been appointed Professor for Data & Knowledge Engineering at the University of Wuppertal. You can find the German press release here. At the School of Electrical, Information and Media Engineering, Prof. Gipp focuses on data analysis, the extraction and visualization of information from large databases, [...]
The Südkurier reports on our Decentralized Trusted Timestamping project Originstamp.org.