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Towards Better Understanding Researcher Strategies in Cross-Lingual Event Analytics

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With an increasing amount of information on globally important events, there is a growing demand for efficient analytics of multilingual event-centric information. Such analytics is particularly challenging due to the large amount of content, the event dynamics and the language barrier. Although memory institutions increasingly collect event-centric Web content in different languages, very little is known about the strategies of researchers who conduct analytics of such content. In this paper we present researchers’ strategies for the content, method and feature selection in the context of cross-lingual event-centric analytics observed in two case studies on multilingual Wikipedia. We discuss the influence factors for these strategies, the findings enabled by the adopted methods along with the current limitations and provide recommendations for services supporting researchers in cross-lingual event-centric analytics.

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This work was partially funded by the ERC (“ALEXANDRIA”, 339233) and H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018-812997 “Cleopatra”.

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Gottschalk, S., Bernacchi, V., Rogers, R., Demidova, E. (2018). Towards Better Understanding Researcher Strategies in Cross-Lingual Event Analytics. In: Méndez, E., Crestani, F., Ribeiro, C., David, G., Lopes, J. (eds) Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge. TPDL 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11057. Springer, Cham.

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