Peter Prettenhofer



Short CV

Peter Prettenhofer works as a research assistant in the Web Technology and Information Systems Group at the 
, Germany. Before joining BUW, he 
was a research assistant at the Knowledge 
Management Institute, Graz University of Technology and a software engineer at Know-Center Gmbh.

He received a master’s degree in Software 
Development and Business Management from Graz University of Technology.

Research Interests

  • Information retrieval / extraction
  • Machine learning



Selected Publications
  • Cross-Language Text Classification using Structural Correspondence Learning
    P. Prettenhofer and B. Stein
    In Proceedings of the ACL (2010)
    [paper] [talk]
  • Cross-Lingual Adaptation using Structural Correspondence Learning
    P. Prettenhofer and B. Stein
    In ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology 3 (1)

    ACM (2012)

    [paper] [code]
     
  • Different degrees of explicitness in intentional artifacts - studying user goals in a large search query log
    M. Strohmaier, P. Prettenhofer and M. Lux 
    In
    CSKGOI'08 International Workshop on Commonsense Knowledge and Goal Oriented Interfaces, in conjunction with IUI'08 (2008) 
    [paper]

Software
  • Bolt Online Learning Toolbox
    Bolt features discriminative learning of linear predictors (e.g., SVM or logistic regression) using stochastic gradient descent. 
    http://github.com/pprett/bolt

  • PyRSVD
    An efficient python/C implementation of a regularized singular value decomposition solver for collaborative filtering. 
    http://code.google.com/p/pyrsvd/