Prof. Dr. Frank Puppe

Head of Chair for Artificial Intelligence and Applied Informatics

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg,
Institute for Computer Science
Chair for Computer Science VI,
Am Hubland, D-97074 Würzburg.

Tel.: +49 931 / 31 - 86730,
Fax: +49 931 / 31 - 86732,
Room:  B010 in Computer Science Building

Education 1991 habilitation (Karlsruhe Univ.): Problem solving with expert systems
1986 dissertation (Kaiserslautern Univ.): Diagnostic problem solving
1983 Diploma in Computer Science (Bonn Univ.)
Professional Experience 2015-2017 senator
2011-2013 dean
2008-2011 dean of students
since 1992: full professor at Würzburg university
1988: guest scientist in Clinical Decision Making Group (MIT, Boston)
1987: Six-month deputyship for Professor at Hamburg University
Research Fields Medical Informatics
Text Mining, Information Extraction,
Knowledge-based Systems, Knowledge discovery,
Deep Learning
Imaging (e.g. Medicine, OCR)
Data Warehouse development, Data Mining
Current Projects 2014-2017 Kallimachos (BMBF supported center for digital edition and quantitative analysis; information extraction from novels)
2015-2019 IT4All (Digital Campus Bavaria): E-Learning
since 2010: Member of Comprehensive Heart Failure Center: responsible for Clinical Data Warehouse of Würzburg university hospital
since 2011: report generation and data warehouse for student monitoring (with Wuerzburg university)
since 2012: European Registry of Abdominal Wall Hernias: responsible for data entry web platform and data warehouse
2017-2018 PUCK: Portabel and ubiquitious knowledge in the cloud (ZIM; with denkbares GmbH)
2015-2017 ADIA++: Autonomous diagnostic system for nano satellites (DLR; with Prof. Kayal)
Functions & Memberships Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Applied Artificial Intelligence (since 1996), Informatik Spektrum (since 1990, responsible for Aktuelles Schlagwort)
Member in GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik) and GMDS ( Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie)
Co-Founder of several companies within the field of knowledge systems

Selected Publications

Puppe, F.: Knowledge Reuse among Diagnostic Problem Solving Methods in the Shell-Kit D3, in: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 49, 627-649, 1998.

Buscher, H.P., Engler, Ch., Führer, A., Kirschke, S., Puppe, F.: HepatoConsult: A Knowledge-Based Second Opinion and Documentation System, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 24, 205-216, 2002.

Krämer, D., Reimer, S., Hörnlein, A., Betz, C., Puppe, F., Kneitz, C.: Evaluation of a novel case-based Training Program (d3web.Train) in Hematology, Annals of Haematology 84 (12), 823-829, 2005.

Puppe, F.; Atzmueller, M.; Buscher, G.; Huettig, M.; Luehrs, H.; Buscher, H.-P. Application and Evaluation of a Medical Knowledge-System in Sonography (SONOCONSULT) Proc. 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-08), Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS-08), pp. 683-687, 2008

Baumeister, J.; Reutelshoefer, J.;  Puppe, F.: KnowWE: A Semantic Wiki for Knowledge Engineering. In: Applied Intelligence 35, Nr. 3, pp 323-344, 2011.

Freiberg, M.; Striffler, A. & Puppe, F.: Extensible Prototyping for Pragmatic Engineering of Knowledge-based Systems. In: Expert Systems with Applications doi: 10.1016/j.eswa.2012.02.110 (2012)

Muysoms, F., Campanelli G.,  Champault, G., DeBeaux, A.,  Dietz, U.,  Jeekel, J., Klinge, U., Köckerling, F., Mandala, V., Montgomery, A., Morales-Conde, S.,  Puppe, F., Simmermacher, R., Śmietański, M., Miserez, M.:  EuraHS: the development of an international online platform for registration and outcome measurement of ventral abdominal wall hernia repair, Hernia (2012) 16 (3): 239-250 (contribution: technical platform of

Lemmerich, F., Becker, M., Puppe, F.: Difference-Based Estimates for Generalization-Aware Subgroup Discovery. In: Blockeel, H., et al. (eds.) ECML/PKDD, LNCS 8190,  288-303. Best Paper Award, Springer (2013).

Kluegl P, Toepfer M, Beck P, Fette G, Puppe F: UIMA Ruta: Rapid Development of Rule-based Information Extraction Applications, Natural Language Engineering 1 (1): 1–41, 2014.

Toepfer M, Corovic H, Fette G, Klügl P, Störk S, Puppe F.: Fine-grained information extraction from German transthoracic echocardiography reports. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 15 (1), 2015.

Kaspar, M., Ertl, M., Fette, G., Dietrich, G., Toepfer, M., Angermann, C., Störk, S., Puppe, F.: Data Linkage from Clinical to Study Databases via an R Data Warehouse User Interface. Methods of Information in Medicine. 55 (4), 381--386 (2016).

Tolxdorff, T., Puppe, F.:Klinisches Data Warehouse [Clinical Data Warehouse], Informatik-Spektrum 39(3), 233-237, 2016.

Lemmerich F, Atzmueller M, Puppe F: Fast Exhaustive Subgroup Discovery with Numerical Target Concepts. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 30 (3), 711-762, 2016.