Publications – Books and Journal Articles

Significant R&D efforts and the expertise gained from large-scale research projects allow webLyzard to maintain a leading position in natural language processing, text mining, knowledge extraction including sentiment analysis, visual analytics, and the integration of semantic and geospatial technology.

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Selected Journal Articles

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  • Weichselbraun, A., Steixner, J., Braşoveanu, A.M.P., Scharl, A., Göbel, M. and Nixon, L.J.B. (2021). “Automatic Expansion of Domain-Specific Affective Models for Web Intelligence Applications”, Cognitive Computation, 13:
  • Önder, I., Gunter, U. and Scharl, A. (2019). “Forecasting Tourist Arrivals with the Help of Web Sentiment: A Mixed-Frequency Modeling Approach for Big Data”, Tourism Analysis, 24(4): 437-452.
  • Scharl, A., Herring, D., Rafelsberger, W., Hubmann-Haidvogel, A., Kamolov, R., Fischl, D., Föls, M. and Weichselbraun, A. (2017). “Semantic Systems and Visual Tools to Support Environmental Communication”, IEEE Systems Journal, 11(2): 762-771.
  • Weichselbraun, A., Gindl, S., Fischer, F., Vakulenko, S. and Scharl, A. (2017). “Aspect-Based Extraction and Analysis of Affective Knowledge from Social Media Stream”, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 32(3): 80-88.
  • Brasoveanu, A.M.P., Sabou, M., Scharl, A., Hubmann-Haidvogel, A. and Fischl, D. (2017). “Visualizing Statistical Linked Knowledge for Decision Support”, Semantic Web Journal, 8(1): 113-137.
  • Scharl, A., Hubmann-Haidvogel, A., Jones, A., Fischl, D., Kamolov, R., Weichselbraun, A. and Rafelsberger, W. (2016). “Analyzing the Public Discourse on Works of Fiction – Automatic Emotion Detection in Online Media Coverage about HBO’s Game of Thrones”, Information Processing & Management, 52(1): 129-138.
  • Weichselbraun, A., Streiff, D. and Scharl, A. (2015). “Consolidating Heterogeneous Enterprise Data for Named Entity Linking and Web Intelligence”, International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 24(2): 1540008 | 1-31.
  • Weichselbraun, A., Gindl, S. and Scharl, A. (2014). “Enriching Semantic Knowledge Bases for Opinion Mining in Big Data Applications”, Knowledge-Based Systems, 69: 78-86.
  • Scharl, A., Hubmann-Haidvogel, A., Sabou, M., Weichselbraun, A. and Lang, H.-P. (2013). “From Web Intelligence to Knowledge Co-Creation – A Platform to Analyze and Support Stakeholder Communication”, IEEE Internet Computing, 17(5): 21-29.
  • Weichselbraun, A., Gindl, S. and Scharl, A. (2013). “Extracting and Grounding Context-Aware Sentiment Lexicons”, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 28(2): 39-46.


  • Scharl, A. and Tochtermann, K., Eds. (2007). The Geospatial Web – How Geobrowsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 are Shaping the Network Society. London: Springer.
  • Scharl, A., Ed. (2004). Environmental Online Communication. London: Springer.
  • Scharl, A. (2000). Evolutionary Web Development. London: Springer.

Journal Articles | 2006-2010

  • Weichselbraun, A., Gindl, S. and Scharl, A. (2010). “A Context-Dependent Supervised Learning Approach to Sentiment Detection in Large Textual Databases”, Journal of Information and Data Management, 1(3): 329-342.
  • Weichselbraun, A., Wohlgenannt, G. and Scharl, A. (2010). “Refining Non-Taxonomic Relation Labels with External Structured Data to Support Ontology Learning”, Data & Knowledge Engineering, 69(8): 763-778.
  • Hubmann-Haidvogel, A., Scharl, A. und Weichselbraun, A. (2009). “Multiple Coordinated Views for Searching and Navigating Web Content Repositories”, Information Sciences, 179(12): 1813-1821.
  • Pollach, I., Scharl, A. and Weichselbraun, A. (2009). “Web Content Mining for Comparing Corporate and Third-Party Online Reporting: A Case Study on Solid Waste Management”, Business Strategy and the Environment, 18(3): 137-148.
  • Scharl, A. and Weichselbraun, A. (2008): “An Automated Approach to Investigating the Online Media Coverage of US Presidential Elections”, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 5(1): 121-132.
  • Scharl, A., Dickinger, A. and Weichselbraun, A. (2008): “Analyzing News Media Coverage to Acquire and Structure Tourism Knowledge”, Information Technology and Tourism, 10(1): 3-17.
  • Scharl, A., Weichselbraun, A. and Liu, W. (2007). “Tracking and Modeling Information Diffusion across Interactive Online Media”, International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies. 2(2): 136-145.
  • Murphy, J. and Scharl, A. (2007): “An Investigation of Global versus Local Online Branding”, International Marketing Review, 24(3): 297-312.

Journal Articles | 2000-2005

  • Liu, W., Weichselbraun, A., Scharl, A. und Chang, E. (2005). “Semi-Automatic Ontology Extension Using Spreading Activation”, Journal of Universal Knowledge Management. 0(1). 50-58.
  • Scharl, A. and Bauer, C. (2004): „Mining Large Samples of Web-Based Corpora”, Knowledge-Based Systems. 17(5-6). 229-233.
  • Scharl, A. (2001): „Explanation and Exploration: Visualizing the Topology of Web Information Systems“, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 55(3). 239-258.
  • Bauer, C. und Scharl, A. (2000): „Quantitative Evaluation of Web Site Content and Structure”, Library Computing, 19 (3/4). 134-146.