Information Retrieval Research Group at TH Köln

Who We Are

& What We Do

Information retrieval (IR) is the activity of obtaining information resources relevant to an information need. The best known IR usecase are search engines - the most prominent one of course is Google. The Information Retrieval Research Group at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) is doing research and development in the fields of retrieval evaluation, digital libraries, query suggestions and bibliometrics enhanced retrieval methods.

NEWSPublication in Code4Lib Journal Vol. 38

We got an article published in the Code4Lib Journal (Issue 38): “ Web-Scraping for Non-Programmers: Introducing OXPath for Digital Library Metadata Harvesting”. Thanks to our co-author Jan Steinberg from GESIS! For a full list of publications check our group’s publication list.

NEWSPosters at Conferences

We have recently presented our work in Smart Harvesting II with posters at the CLEF 2017 conference and the DINI Jahrestagung 2017. The posters are now available online. You can find the CLEF poster here and the DINI poster here.