Albert Weichselbraun

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Albert Weichselbraun is professor of information science at the University of Applied Sciences Chur. Prior to his current appointment, he was an Associate Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, who focused on “Automated Structuring and Analysis of Electronic Content through Ontologies and Semantic Methods” in his habilitation theses.

Albert co-authored research proposals on a national and European level, served as the technical project leader for a number of successfully completed research projects including AVALON, IDIOM and RAVEN, and is co-founder and technical director of the webLyzard technology gmbh. He currently guides the development of the Climate Change Collaboratory, funded by the Austrian Climate Research Program.

Albert's research focuses on ontology evolution and learning, scalability, optimization of data acquisition tasks, text mining and the application of semantic technologies to information retrieval.

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Hubmann-Haidvogel, Alexander, Scharl, Arno, Weichselbraun, Albert (2009): Multiple Coordinated Views for Searching and Navigating Web Content Repositories. In Information Sciences, 179 (12) pp. 1813-1821.

Scharl, Arno, Weichselbraun, Albert (2006): An Ontology-Based Architecture for Tracking Information across Interactive Electronic Envi. In: HICSS 2006 - 39th Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science 4-7 January, 2006, Kauai, HI, USA.

Scharl, Arno, Weichselbraun, Albert, Wohlgenannt, Gerhard (2008): A web-based user interaction framework for collaboratively building and validating ontolog. In: Proceedings of the 2008 Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2008, . pp. 244-247.

Scharl, Arno, Hubmann-Haidvogel, Alexander, Weichselbraun, Albert, Wohlgenannt, Gerhard, Lang, Heinz-Peter, Sabou, Marta (2012): Extraction and interactive exploration of knowledge from aggregated news and social media . In: ACM SIGCHI 2012 Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems , 2012, . pp. 163-168.