Prof. Dr. Andreas Hotho

Head of the DMIR Research Group
Member of the L3S Research Center, Hanover

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
DMIR Group, Chair VI, Computer Science
Am Hubland
D-97074 Würzburg

Raum:  B012 (Computer Science Building)
Tel:      +49 931 / 31 - 88453
Fax:     +49 931 / 31 - 86732

About me

I am a professor at the University of Würzburg and the head of the DMIR group. In this context I am directing the BibSonomy project spanning the L3S Research Center located in Hanover, the KDE group of the University of Kassel and the DMIR group.

Prior, I was a senior researcher at the University of Kassel. I started my research at the AIFB Institute at the University of Karlsruhe where I was working on text mining, ontology learning and semantic web related topics.

Research interests

Currently, I am working in the area of data science, data mining, semantic web mining and social media analysis.


  • 2016-2019, DFG Project, p2map: Learning Environmental Maps 
  • 2014-2017, BMBF Project, eHumanities-Center Kallimachos
  • 2011-2014, EU FET Open Project, EveryAware for enhancing environmental awareness through social information technologies
  • 2011-2016, DFG Project, Pragmatics and Semantics in Social Tagging Systems (1 + 2)
  • 2009-2015, DFG Project, Academic Publication Management (PUMA 1 + 2)





  • Best paper award: “Philipp Singer, Denis Helic, Andreas Hotho and Markus Strohmaier, HypTrails: A Bayesian Approach for Comparing Hypotheses About Human Trails on the Web” at WWW Conference 2015 (Opens external link in new windowlink)
  • Honorable mention of the paper: “Ciro Cattuto, Dominik Benz, Andreas Hotho and Gerd Stumme, Semantic Grounding of Tag Relatedness in Social Bookmarking Systems” at ISWC 2008 (Opens external link in new windowlink)
  • The 7 years most influential paper award: “Information Retrieval in Folksonomies: Search and Ranking”, Andreas Hotho, Robert Jäschke, Christoph Schmitz, Gerd Stumme at ESWC 2013 (Opens external link in new windowlink)

Selected Publications

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