Web Science, Web Analytics and Web Archives: Humans in the Loop Wolfgang Nejdl, Executive Director, L3S Research Center, Institute for Distributed Systems, Leibniz Universität Hannover Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:30 – 2 PM, SC&I Faculty Lounge, Room 323 The Web stands for a huge and diverse infrastructure with an incredible amount of data. But what sets it apart from other infrastructures are its users: billions of users with very diverse backgrounds and goals who are shaping the Web. Humans introduce diversity into the Web, and work together creating amazing amounts of information, annotations and data sets. These different aspects of diversity create problems for our algorithms
but also opportunities for coping with them, and this talk will illustrate this using some examples. The talk will also discuss ALEXANDRIA, a new ERC Advanced Grant whose goal is to significantly advance semantic and time-based indexing for Web archives using human-compiled knowledge available on the Web, to efficiently index, retrieve, and explore information about entities and events from the past.