# Giuseppe Abrami

Giuseppe Abrami
M.Sc. Intelligent Systems
B.Sc. Computer Science

Staff member

Subject

I studied Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt (FH) from 2005 until 2009. In 2009 I joint the masters program, Intelligent Systems, again at the same University of Applied Sciences, and I completed this in September 2011.

Since February 2012, I have worked in Text Technology Lab at the Goethe University in Frankfurt as a scientific staff member.

Machine learning, especially neural networks and learning-classifier systems, artificial intelligence, graph theory, Semantic Web, data privacy, programming…
• 2005 – 2009
• University of Applied Sciences (FH), Frankfurt: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
• 2009 – September 2011
• University of Applied Sciences (FH), Frankfurt: Master of Science in Intelligent Systems
• February 2012 – present
• Goethe University of Frankfurt, Institute of Informatics and Mathematics: PhD student and scientific staff member in the Text Technology Lab.

## Total: 8

### 2017 (1)

• A. Mehler, G. Abrami, S. Bruendel, L. Felder, T. Ostertag, and C. Spiekermann, “Stolperwege: An App for a Digital Public History of the Holocaust,” in Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, New York, NY, USA, 2017, pp. 319-320.
[Abstract] [Poster][BibTeX]

We present the Stolperwege app, a web-based framework for ubiquitous modeling of historical processes. Starting from the art project \textitStolpersteine of Gunter Demnig, it allows for virtually connecting these stumbling blocks with information about the biographies of victims of Nazism. According to the practice of \textitpublic history, the aim of Stolperwege is to deepen public knowledge of the Holocaust in the context of our everyday environment. Stolperwege uses an information model that allows for modeling social networks of agents starting from information about portions of their life. The paper exemplifies how Stolperwege is informationally enriched by means of historical maps and 3D animations of (historical) buildings.
@InProceedings{Mehler:et:al:2017:a,
author        = {Alexander Mehler and Giuseppe Abrami and Steffen Bruendel and Lisa Felder and Thomas Ostertag and Christian Spiekermann},
title         = {{Stolperwege:} An App for a Digital Public History of the {Holocaust}},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media},
series = {HT '17},
year = {2017},
isbn = {978-1-4503-4708-2},
location = {Prague, Czech Republic},
pages = {319--320},
numpages = {2},
url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3078714.3078748},
doi = {10.1145/3078714.3078748},
acmid = {3078748},
publisher = {ACM},
address = {New York, NY, USA},
keywords = {3d, geocaching, geotagging, historical maps, historical processes, public history of the holocaust, ubiquitous computing},
abstract      = {We present the Stolperwege app, a web-based framework for ubiquitous modeling of historical processes. Starting from the art project \textit{Stolpersteine} of Gunter Demnig, it allows for virtually connecting these stumbling blocks with information about the biographies of victims of Nazism. According to the practice of \textit{public history}, the aim of Stolperwege is to deepen public knowledge of the Holocaust in the context of our everyday environment. Stolperwege uses an information model that allows for modeling social networks of agents starting from information about portions of their life. The paper exemplifies how Stolperwege is informationally enriched by means of historical maps and 3D animations of (historical) buildings.}
}

### 2015 (3)

• G. Abrami, A. Mehler, and S. Zeunert, “Ontologiegestütze geisteswissenschaftliche Annotationen mit dem OWLnotator,” in Proceedings of the Jahrestagung der Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum, 2015.
[BibTeX]

@INPROCEEDINGS{Abrami:Mehler:Zeunert:2015:a,
booktitle={Proceedings of the Jahrestagung der Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum},
author={Abrami, Giuseppe and Mehler, Alexander and Zeunert, Susanne},
year={2015},
title={Ontologiegestütze geisteswissenschaftliche Annotationen mit dem OWLnotator}}
• G. Abrami, A. Mehler, and D. Pravida, “Fusing Text and Image Data with the Help of the OWLnotator,” in Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Knowledge Design, S. Yamamoto, Ed., Springer International Publishing, 2015, vol. 9172, pp. 261-272.
[BibTeX]

@INCOLLECTION{Abrami:Mehler:Pravida:2015:b,
booktitle={Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Knowledge Design},
publisher={Springer International Publishing},
editor={Yamamoto, Sakae},
pages={261-272},
series={Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
Volume={9172},
Doi={10.1007/978-3-319-20612-7_25},
ISBN={978-3-319-20611-0},
language={English},
website={http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20612-7_25},
author={Abrami, Giuseppe and Mehler, Alexander and Pravida, Dietmar},
year={2015},
title={Fusing Text and Image Data with the Help of the OWLnotator}}
• G. Abrami, M. Freiberg, and P. Warner, “Managing and Annotating Historical Multimodal Corpora with the eHumanities Desktop – An outline of the current state of the LOEWE project Illustrations of Goethe s Faust,” in Historical Corpora, 2015, pp. 353-363.
[Abstract] [BibTeX]

Text corpora are structured sets of text segments that can be annotated or interrelated. Expanding on this, we can define a database of images as an iconographic multimodal corpus with annotated images and the relations between images as well as between images and texts. The Goethe-Museum in Frankfurt holds a significant collection of art work and texts relating to Goethe’s Faust from the early 19th century until the present. In this project we create a database containing digitized items from this collection, and extend a tool, the ImageDB in the eHumanities Desktop, to annotate and provide relations between resources. This article gives an overview of the project and provides some technical details. Furthermore we show newly implemented features, explain the challenge of creating an ontology on multimodal corpora and give a forecast for future work.
@INPROCEEDINGS{Abrami:Freiberg:Warner:2015,
website={http://www.narr-shop.de/historical-corpora.html},
booktitle={Historical Corpora},
pages={353 - 363},
author={Abrami, Giuseppe and Freiberg, Michael and Warner, Paul},
year={2015},
title={Managing and Annotating Historical Multimodal Corpora with the eHumanities Desktop - An outline of the current state of the LOEWE project Illustrations of Goethe s Faust},
abstract={Text corpora are structured sets of text segments that can be annotated or interrelated. Expanding on this, we can define a database of images as an iconographic multimodal corpus with annotated images and the relations between images as well as between images and texts. The Goethe-Museum in Frankfurt holds a significant collection of art work and texts relating to Goethe’s Faust from the early 19th century until the present. In this project we create a database containing digitized items from this collection, and extend a tool, the ImageDB in the eHumanities Desktop, to annotate and provide relations between resources. This article gives an overview of the project and provides some technical details. Furthermore we show newly implemented features, explain the challenge of creating an ontology on multimodal corpora and give a forecast for future work.}}

### 2014 (2)

• G. Abrami, A. Mehler, D. Pravida, and S. Zeunert, “Rubrik: Neues aus dem Netz,” Kunstchronik, vol. 12, p. 623, 2014.
[BibTeX]

@ARTICLE{Abrami:Mehler:Pravida:Zeunert:2014,
journal={Kunstchronik},
month={12},
author={Abrami, Giuseppe and Mehler, Alexander and Pravida, Dietmar and Zeunert, Susanne},
pages={623},
volume={12},
publisher={Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte},
year={2014},
title={Rubrik: Neues aus dem Netz},
website={http://www.zikg.eu/publikationen/laufende-publikationen/kunstchronik}}
• A. Mehler, A. Lücking, and G. Abrami, “WikiNect: Image Schemata as a Basis of Gestural Writing for Kinetic Museum Wikis,” Universal Access in the Information Society, pp. 1-17, 2014.
[Abstract] [BibTeX]

This paper provides a theoretical assessment of gestures in the context of authoring image-related hypertexts by example of the museum information system WikiNect. To this end, a first implementation of gestural writing based on image schemata is provided (Lakoff in Women, fire, and dangerous things: what categories reveal about the mind. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1987). Gestural writing is defined as a sort of coding in which propositions are only expressed by means of gestures. In this respect, it is shown that image schemata allow for bridging between natural language predicates and gestural manifestations. Further, it is demonstrated that gestural writing primarily focuses on the perceptual level of image descriptions (Hollink et al. in Int J Hum Comput Stud 61(5):601–626, 2004). By exploring the metaphorical potential of image schemata, it is finally illustrated how to extend the expressiveness of gestural writing in order to reach the conceptual level of image descriptions. In this context, the paper paves the way for implementing museum information systems like WikiNect as systems of kinetic hypertext authoring based on full-fledged gestural writing.
@ARTICLE{Mehler:Luecking:Abrami:2014,
journal={Universal Access in the Information Society},
issn={1615-5289},
doi={10.1007/s10209-014-0386-8},
author={Mehler, Alexander and Lücking, Andy and Abrami, Giuseppe},
pages={1-17},
year={2014},
title={{WikiNect}: Image Schemata as a Basis of Gestural Writing for Kinetic Museum Wikis},
website={http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10209-014-0386-8},
abstract={This paper provides a theoretical assessment of gestures in the context of authoring image-related hypertexts by example of the museum information system WikiNect. To this end, a first implementation of gestural writing based on image schemata is provided (Lakoff in Women, fire, and dangerous things: what categories reveal about the mind. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1987). Gestural writing is defined as a sort of coding in which propositions are only expressed by means of gestures. In this respect, it is shown that image schemata allow for bridging between natural language predicates and gestural manifestations. Further, it is demonstrated that gestural writing primarily focuses on the perceptual level of image descriptions (Hollink et al. in Int J Hum Comput Stud 61(5):601–626, 2004). By exploring the metaphorical potential of image schemata, it is finally illustrated how to extend the expressiveness of gestural writing in order to reach the conceptual level of image descriptions. In this context, the paper paves the way for implementing museum information systems like WikiNect as systems of kinetic hypertext authoring based on full-fledged gestural writing.},
keywords={wikinect}}

### 2013 (1)

• A. Mehler, A. Lücking, T. vor der Brück, and G. Abrami, WikiNect – A Kinetic Artwork Wiki for Exhibition Visitors, 2013.
[Poster][BibTeX]

@MISC{Mehler:Luecking:vor:der:Brueck:2013:a,
url={http://scch2013.wordpress.com/},
author={Mehler, Alexander and Lücking, Andy and vor der Brück, Tim and Abrami, Giuseppe},
month={11},
year={2013},
howpublished={Poster Presentation at the Scientific Computing and Cultural Heritage 2013 Conference, Heidelberg},
title={WikiNect - A Kinetic Artwork Wiki for Exhibition Visitors},
keywords={wikinect}}

### 2011 (1)

• G. Doeben-Henisch, G. Abrami, M. Pfaff, and M. Struwe, “Conscious learning semiotics systems to assist human persons (CLS2H),” in AFRICON, 2011, 2011, pp. 1-7.
[Abstract] [BibTeX]

Challenged by the growing societal demand for Ambient Assistive Living (AAL) technologies, we are dedicated to develop intelligent technical devices which are able to communicate with human persons in a truly human-like manner. The core of the project is a simulation environment which enables the development of conscious learning semiotic agents which will be able to assist human persons in their daily life. We are reporting first results and future perspectives.
@INPROCEEDINGS{Doebenhenisch:Abrami:Pfaff:Struwe:2011,
booktitle={AFRICON, 2011},
pages={1 -7},
number={},
author={Doeben-Henisch, Gerd and Abrami, Giuseppe and Pfaff, Marcus and Struwe, Marvin},
keywords={ambient assistive living;conscious learning semiotic agents;conscious learning semiotics systems;human persons;intelligent technical devices;simulation environment;learning (artificial intelligence);multi-agent systems;},
volume={},
doi={10.1109/AFRCON.2011.6072043},
month={sept.},
year={2011},
title={Conscious learning semiotics systems to assist human persons (CLS2H)},
issn={2153-0025},
abstract={Challenged by the growing societal demand for Ambient Assistive Living (AAL) technologies, we are dedicated to develop intelligent technical devices which are able to communicate with human persons in a truly human-like manner. The core of the project is a simulation environment which enables the development of conscious learning semiotic agents which will be able to assist human persons in their daily life. We are reporting first results and future perspectives.},
website={http://www.researchgate.net/publication/261451874_Conscious_Learning_Semiotics_Systems_to_Assist_Human_Persons_(CLS(2)H)},
pdf={http://www.doeben-henisch.de/gdhnp/csg/africon2011.pdf}}