Networks of Names
This is the companion website for the Master's Thesis “Networks of Names – Obtaining
Lombardi's Narrative Structures by Combining Visual Analytics and Language Technology” by
Artjom Kochtchi, submitted on September 27th 2013 at Darmstadt University of Technology, Department
of Computer Science, Language Technology group, supervised by Prof. Dr. Chris Biemann and Dr. Tatiana von
Get the Thesis
The thesis contains information on the vision, concepts, research, algorithmic details, and
evaluation of Networks of Names.
See the Slides
Note that the presentation slides are not self-contained, but designed to support the talk.
For installation instructions, refer to the README.md (indcluded
in the distribution of the visual interactive system).
Visual Interactive System
The visual interactive system allows visual exploration of social networks obtained from natural language
The Networks of Names preprocessor implements named entity and relationship extraction from natural language
text corpora, specifically the Leipzig Corpora Collection.
The NER Server is a component of the preprocessor that wraps the Stanford NER and registers it as a local
The demo is currently offline.
Try Networks of Names
Try the visual interactive system with data from 70 million German newspapers sentences between 1995 and