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Martin Potthast

  • Dr.
  • Postdoc
  • Bauhaus University Weimar
  • 30PublicationsNumber of items in Martin's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 13Followers

Research interests

Information Retrieval Machine Learning Crowdsourcing


Martin Potthast studied computer science at the University of Paderborn. After completing his diploma thesis in 2006 he joined the working group Web Technology and Information Systems at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. His primary research activities are the following: - plagiarism detection - writing assistance technologies - misuse detection in social software - crowdsourcing In this connection Martin Potthast has conducted research on technologies required for the aforementioned tasks, such as information retrieval models, document fingerprinting, multidimensional scaling, near-duplicate detection, inverted indexing, cross-language information retrieval, corpus linguistics, information retrieval evaluation, authorship attribution, clustering, opinion mining, and Wikipedia vandalism detection.


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Recent publications

  • Query Segmentation Revisited

    • Hagen M
    • Potthast M
    • Stein B
    • et al.
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  • The Netspeak WordGraph: Visualizing Keywords in Context

    • Riehmann P
    • Gruendl H
    • Froehlich B
    • et al.
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Professional experience


Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

January 2012 - Present

PhD student

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

June 2006 - December 2011(6 years)



Universität Paderborn

October 2001 - June 2006(5 years)