Chapter: Europe

Call for Participation: Search Engine Research / RAT Community Meeting (8 September 2023, Hamburg, Germany)

  • 1.  Call for Participation: Search Engine Research / RAT Community Meeting (8 September 2023, Hamburg, Germany)

    Posted 08-21-2023 10:37

    Are you using search engine data in your research – or are you interested in doing so? Join us for the first RAT community meeting, including talks, tutorials and a poster session!

    With the Result Assessment Tool (RAT) you can easily collect results from different search engines, let participants assess the results and analyse your findings. More information on RAT:

    Friday, 8 September 2023, 10 am - 6 pm
    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

    The full programme is now online!

    - What is RAT and how can you use it?
    - The Query Sampler
    - The SEO Classifier

    - The Rammstein Debate as Represented in Search Engines (Sebastian Sünkler and Sebastian Schultheiß, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany) - Greyzone Medicines and Black Hat SEO (Kristofer Söderström and Olof Sundin, Lund University, Sweden)
    - Mapping politics of exclusion on Google search (Ov Cristian Norocel, Lund University, Sweden)
    - How Candidates Use SEO in Political Elections (Kay Hinz, Argus Data Insights, Germany)

    TUTORIAL: How to RAT? A Hands-On Tutorial to Designing and Conducting Studies With RAT
    In the tutorials, small groups will explore the functionality of RAT and design their own studies. You will be introduced to creating a study, collecting data from search engines, and analysing the results.

    Have a first look at exciting add-ons to the RAT software that allow automatic analysis of search results. Furthermore, there will be posters presenting even more studies based on search results. Posters include:
     - Googling for diseases: Exploring source types, SEO measures, and information quality of health-related search results (Sebastian Schultheiß, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences)
    - Imprint crawler – a web crawler specialized in the automatic imprint extraction of websites under consideration of the German Legislation (Marius Messer, University of Duisburg-Essen)
    - Measuring the Readability of Web Documents (Mohamed Elnaggar, University of Duisburg-Essen)
    - Sentiment analysis for search result snippets (Nimesh Ghimire, University of Duisburg-Essen)
    - Comparison of Results Shown by Different Search Engines for Climate-Related Topics (Tuhina Kumar; University of Duisburg-Essen)
    - What does Google recommend when you want to compare insurance offerings? – A study investigating source distribution in Google's top search results (Sebastian Sünkler; Hamburg University of Applied Sciences)
    - EI-Logger Plug-In: Explicit and implicit Logger for elicitation of search engine user's data (Hossam Al Mustafa; University of Duisburg-Essen)
    - A Comparison of Source Distribution and Result Overlap in Web Search Engines (Helena Häußler; Hamburg University of Applied Sciences)

    We hope you're able to join us! Registration is free!
    (Please note that this is an in-person event in Hamburg, Germany)


    Prof. Dr. Dirk Lewandowski

    Interim professor (computer science), University of Duisburg-Essen
    Professor (information research & information retrieval), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

    T +49 40 428 75-3621 
    Fakultät Design, Media und Information
    Department Information
    Finkenau 35  / 22081 Hamburg  / Germany

    Dirk Lewandowski
    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences