Christian Dirschl

Christian Dirschl

Chief Content Architect
Wolters Kluwer Germany

Christian is responsible for the content structures, metadata, taxonomies, and thesauri within Wolters Kluwer Germany. He manages text mining and automatic topical classification projects.

He also represents Wolters Kluwer Germany in international projects like LOD2 or in the cooperation with KISTI (South Korea). Christian has worked with Wolters Kluwer Germany since 2001. Before that, he worked as an international IT consultant in several software companies.

Christian has a Master of Arts degree in Information Science from the University of Regensburg. He is based in Munich, Germany.

Posts by Christian Dirschl

It’s Christmas time…

Written on December 16, 2015

…for some of us, but for the majority on this globe, it isn’t. We live in a complex world, where everything we do has impact on many others and vice versa. In Germany, there is a very well known (false) legend that ostriches tend to bury their head in the sand in order to avoid danger – this strategy unfortunately does not really work well. So on the contrary, we must raise our heads and look straight to the horizon to get an idea where our journey could lead us. And the fuel for this journey is, in my opinion, personal experience and information.

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Open up your mind – and more

Written on November 16, 2015

I am a data guy. I have spent my whole professional life with information and understanding how humans and machines best consume, process and deliver that information. With my engagement in the ALIGNED project I also became a software guy – sort of. What is really fascinating is how similar things seem to be in these quite distinct worlds.

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What Has Happened to Babylon?

Written on October 12, 2015

Babylon is one of the most important cities in Ancient history. Its well-known king Hammurabi was the first in the world to publish laws in local languages, so that every citizen had easy access to them (somehow, he was one of the founders of our industry!). In addition, according to the Bible, Babylon is the place where all the different human languages come from. How do we cope with this diversity today?

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Goodbye Blue Sky – It’s Cloud Time

Written on August 03, 2015

Growth rates in applications that are available in the cloud are impressive. Successful Big Data applications as well as Internet of Things can hardly be thought of without having cloud capabilities. But also common applications like editors or simple file shares profit directly from easy access to information across geographies and devices. So why is cloud not yet standard for any kind of application?

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Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Written on July 03, 2015

To be honest, I don’t know. We all know about progress in language technology, such as Google Translate or Siri or our own Wolters Kluwer technology that we use in the legal area. But we also see that – especially in Europe – we are still locked in our own language and cannot easily transcend this barrier a part from switching into English as a lingua franca. So, where is the innovation?

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Big Data Needs Smart Data

Written on June 12, 2015

While sitting in a café in PortorozSlovenia last week, I was struck by the almost contradictory situation I was in. Similar to the environment – the beach and sunset reflecting in the water of the Mediterranean Sea – but simultaneously tackling new achievements and major issues with worldwide experts – very demanding on one hand and very relaxing on the other.

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