Stefan Jänicke

Stefan Jänicke
University of Leipzig · Angewandte Informatik

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Annotated data is a requirement for applying supervised machine learning methods, and the quality of annotations is crucial for the result. Especially when working with cultural heritage collections that inhere a manifold of uncertainties, annotating data remains a manual, arduous task to be carried out by domain experts. Our project started with t...
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public spaces such as museums and art galleries are experiencing increased demands to offer virtual online access. While current solutions seek to replace or augment a real visit, online tours often suffer from being too passive and lack in-depth interactivity to keep virtual visitors meaningfully engaged with...
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Diaries are private documentations of people’s lives. They contain descriptions of events, thoughts, fears, and desires. While diaries are usually kept in private, published ones, such as the diary of Anne Frank, show that they bear the potential to give personal insight into events and into the emotional impact on their authors. We present a visua...
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While digitizing data is the first major step for many digital humanities projects, the visual analysis is of high value for humanists, as it brings a wide range of possibilities to work with data. While rather traditional analysis often concentrates on standalone or sets of information (close reading), global inspections of linked data are also re...
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The use of visualization to underpin distant reading arguments on cultural heritage data has established in the digital humanities domain. Novel strategies to represent data visually typically arise from interdisciplinary projects involving humanities and visualization scholars. However, the quality of outcomes might be inhibited as typical challen...
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Detecting references and similarities in music lyrics can be a difficult task. Crowdsourced knowledge platforms such as Genius. can help in this process through user-annotated information about the artist and the song but fail to include visualizations to help users find similarities and structures on a higher and more abstract level. We propose a...
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Historical maps tell rich stories, and they are also valuable data objects. They vary greatly in size, type, and context, as well as the kinds and density of information they contain. Historical maps are indeed objects that invite close reading, interpretation, and debate. Whereas a variety of environments exist for the annotation, manipulation, an...
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While the field of music visualization is a catalyst for the digiti�zation in the music domain – motivating to collect and digitize data –, musicology as a research field still focuses on analog data in daily workflows. In a recent state-of-the-art-report, visualizations for different types of music data are shown, giving insight into the developme...
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Detecting references and similarities in music lyricscan be a difficult task. Crowdsourced knowledge platforms likeGenius can help in this process through user annotatedinformation about the artist and the song but fail to includevisualizations to help users finding similarities and structures ona higher and more abstract level. We propose a protot...
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Medieval textuality is characterized by instability in text structure and length that varies according to the text tradition. This instability in the versions, otherwise known as “mouvance”, is characterized by dialectal difference, traces of orality, the modification of wording and even the rewriting and rearrangement of large parts of the text. T...
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Digital methods are increasingly applied to store, structure and analyse vast amounts of musical data. In this context, visualization plays a crucial role, as it assists musicologists and non‐expert users in data analysis and in gaining new knowledge. This survey focuses on this unique link between musicology and visualization. We classify 129 rela...
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Making large sets of digitized cultural heritage data accessible is a key task for digitization projects. While the amount of data available through print media is vast in humanities, common issues arise as information available for the digitization process is typically fragmented. One reason is the physical distribution of data through print media...
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When point clouds are labeled in information visualization applications, sophisticated guidelines as in cartography do not yet exist. Existing naive strategies may mislead as to which points belong to which label. To inform improved strategies, we studied factors influencing this phenomenon. We derived a class of labeled point cloud representations...
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Digitization projects make cultural heritage data sustainably available. However, while digital libraries may capture various aspects, relations across different sources often remain unobserved. In our project, musicologists aimed to relate musical instruments with historical performances of musical pieces, both contained in different sources. We d...
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The GlobalTreeSearch database provides the names of all tree species known to science and the countries where these trees grow. TreeeX is a visual exploration system that supports multifaceted analyses of the GlobalTreeSearch data. Investigating research questions on biodiversity and conservation on a global or national scale are visually supported...
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Visualization as a means to communicate information relevant to society in a visual form has become more and more important in the recent years. As the prior medium has changed from print to online media, writers of online articles and bloggers regularly serve their readers with interactive visual interfaces that give intuitive insights into the di...
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Prosopography is a tool for humanities scholars to analyze common characteristics of a historical group, and prosopographical databases have been a particular focus of recent works. The latter example has been the basis for developing various visualizations to investigate various research questions facilitating a closer look at musician’s biographi...
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Talk about the publication: Prosopography is a tool for humanities scholars to analyze common characteristics of a historical group, and prosopographical databases have been a particular focus of recent works. The latter example has been the basis for developing various visualizations to investigate various research questions facilitating a closer...
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German research Poster as part of the Digital Humanities Day Leipzig 2018. The poster was based on my work on my Master's Thesis and dealt with distant reading visualizations of musicians in different institutions.
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For the past two years, researchers from the visualization community and the digital humanities have come together at the IEEE VIS conference to discuss how both disciplines can work together to push research goals in their respective disciplines. In this paper, we present our experiences as a result of this collaboration.
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A predominance map expresses the predominant data category for each geographical entity and colors are used to differentiate a small number of data categories. In tag maps, many data categories are present in the form of different tags, but related tag map approaches do not account for predominance, as tags are displaced from their respective geogr...
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Medieval literary traditions provide a particularly challenging test case for textual alignment and the visualization of variance. Whereas the editors of medieval traditions working with the printed page struggle to illustrate the complex phenomena of textual instability, research in screen-based visualization has made significant progress, allowin...
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Tag clouds are widely applied, popular visualization techniques as they illustrate summaries of textual data in an intuitive, lucid manner. Many layout algorithms for tag clouds have been developed in the recent years, but none of these approaches is designed to reflect the notion of hierarchical distance. For that purpose, we introduce a novel tag...
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Poster showing results from my Bachelor's Thesis about working with simple distant-reading visualizations to help in analysing musicological data.
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Abstract to the poster, showing the work of my Bachelor's Thesis of using distant-reading visualizations to help getting access to a musicological database.
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In 2005, Franco Moretti introduced Distant Reading to analyse entire literary text collections. This was a rather revolutionary idea compared to the traditional Close Reading, which focuses on the thorough interpretation of an individual work. Both reading techniques are the prior means of Visual Text Analysis. We present an overview of the researc...
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Determining similar objects based upon the features of an object of interest is a common task for visual analytics systems. This process is called profiling, if the object of interest is a person with individual attributes. The profiling of musicians similar to a musician of interest with the aid of visual means became an interesting research quest...
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This article describes the development and application of an innovative tool, Text Re-use Alignment Visualization (TRAViz), whose aim is to visualize variation between editions of both historical and modern texts. Reading different editions of a text empowers research in literary studies and linguistics, where one can study a text's reception or fo...
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We present an overview of the last ten years of research on visualizations that support close and distant reading of textual data in the digital humanities. We look at various works published within both the visualization and digital humanities communities. We provide a taxonomy of applied methods for close and distant reading, and illustrate appro...
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We present various visualizations for the Text Re-use found among texts of a collection to support answering a broad palette of research questions in the humanities. When juxtaposing all texts of a corpus in form of tuples, we propose the Text Re-use Grid as a distant reading method that emphasizes text tuples with systematic or repetitive Text Re-...
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To provide visual access to geospatial-temporal data, existing systems usually highlight the data's spatial, temporal and topical distribution individually in separated, but linked views. Because this design often complicates queries that concern multiple data aspects and also involves more user interaction, in this paper, we present a geological m...
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In this paper, we present various visualizations for the Text Re-use found between texts of a collection to support humanists in answering a broad palette of research questions. When juxtaposing all texts of a corpus in the form of tuples, we propose the Text Re-use Grid as a distant reading method that emphasizes text tuples with systematic or rep...
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The amount of online data annotated with geospatial and temporal metadata has grown rapidly in the recent years. Providers like Flickr and Twitter are popular, but hard to browse. Many systems exist that, in multiple linked views, show the data under geospatial, temporal, and topical aspects. We unify and extend these systems in a Web application t...
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Graphs are a versatile structure and abstraction for binary relationships between objects. To gain insight into such relationships, their corresponding graph can be visualized. In the past, many classes of graphs have been defined, e.g. trees, planar graphs, directed acyclic graphs, and visualization algorithms were proposed for these classes. Alth...

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Projects (3)
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Starting on working with distant-reading visualizations in musicological context, learning collaborations with musicologists and how computer science can help them in their workflows.
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Different publications about the musiXplora project from the Music Instruments Museum Leipzig at Leipzig University. Dealing with digitizing musicological data/knowledge, making it accessible online and using visualizations to ease access to the data and analysis.
Archived project
Testing iterative designs for linked view visualization systems, giving musicologists access to distant-reading research questions for their data.