Chair of Digital Libraries and Web Information Systems
Professor Siegfried Handschuh

Research Fields


Our fundamental research focuses on language and knowledge technologies. A particular focal point is statistical natural language processing.

The output of our research can benefit several disciplines, such as digital libraries, digital humanities, computational linguistic and cognitive science.

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Large-Scale Text Mining
  • Distributional Semantics
  • Semantic Computing
  • Digital Libraries
  • eHumanities


ITZ Gebäude - Lehrstuhlsitz

  • Text Mining
  • Information Retrieval
  • Web Science
  • If you want to browse the current lectures and courses taught by the chair you can do so in our Teaching Section.

Thesis Topic Information

The chair supervision will be taken over by PD Dr. Endres by 1st of April 2019. 

Bachelor or Master Thesis topics for SS 2019 may be requested through our secretariat. 

General Information

At the moment the chair is only under temporary supervision. PD Dr. Endres will be taking over the chair by the 1st of April 2019.

If you have questions concerning our Teaching or Research offers feel free to contact our chairs secretariat about it. Any requests for thesis topics in SS 2019 should go through this channel as well. 


Secretary at the Chair of Digital Libraries and Web Information Systems

Stephanie Pauli

Room ITZ/IH 110

Phone: +49 851 509 3391 Website Office hours:

Mo-Do 9:00 - 15:00, Fr 8:30-12:30