Falk Böschen

Portrait Falk Böschen
T: +49-431-8814-361
Düsternbrooker Weg 120
24105 Kiel


  • Research assistant

Key activities

  • Data Mining and Machine Learning on multimedia content
  • Analyses of infographics
  • Optical Character Recognition / Computer Vision

Professional background

  • 2008-2011
    Studies in Technical Informatics (BSc.) at HAW Hamburg
  • 2011-2013
    Studies in Informatics (MSc.) at TU Braunschweig
  • 2012-2013
    Graduate assistant at the Institute for Robotics and Process Control at TU Braunschweig
  • since 2014
    Research assistant at Kiel University / ZBW

Other professional activities

  • Teaching responsibilities at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
    • Tutorial for Data Mining and Machine Learning
    • Tutorial for Quantitative Methods in Human Computer Studies
    • Tutorial for Semantic Web and Linked Open Data
    • Tutorial for Theoretical Foundations and Applications of Interactive Multimedia
    • Bachelor project groups


Articles (peer reviewed)

Böschen, Falk / Beck, Tilman / Scherp, Ansgar
Survey and empirical comparison of different approaches for text extraction from scholarly figures
In: Multimedia Tools and Applications - Berlin-Heidelberg: Springer, ISSN 1573-7721,2018, No. Online First,, doi:10.1007/s11042-018-6162-7 Link to fulltext (PDF)

Conference Papers (peer reviewed)

Böschen, Falk / Scherp, Ansgar
A Comparison of Approaches for Automated Text Extraction from Scholarly Figures
In: MultiMedia Modeling. MMM 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Cham: Springer, 2017, pp. 15-27, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51811-4 Link to fulltext (PDF)
Böschen, Falk / Strobel, Benjamin / Goos, Steffen / Liebers, Christoph / Rathje, Bastian / Scherp, Ansgar
Evaluation of the Comprehensiveness of Bar Charts with and without Stacking Functionality using Eye-Tracking
In: Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, CHIIR 2017, Oslo, Norway, March 7-11, 2017 New York: ACM, 2017, pp. 337-340, doi:10.1145/3020165.3022147 Link to fulltext (PDF)
Böschen, Falk / Scherp, Ansgar
Multi-oriented Text Extraction from Information Graphics
In: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, DocEng 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 8-11, 2015. ACM 2015 New York: ACM, 2015,, doi:10.1145/2682571.2797092 Link to fulltext (PDF)
Böschen, Falk / Scherp, Ansgar
Formalization and Preliminary Evaluation of a Pipeline for Text Extraction from Infographics
In: Bergmann, Ralph; Görg, Sebastian; Müller, Gilbert (eds.), Proceedings of the LWA 2015 Workshops: KDML, FGWM, IR, and FGDB (LWA 2015), Trier, Germany, October 7-9, 2015 Aachen: RWTH Aachen, CEUR-WS, 2015, pp. 20-31 Link to fulltext (PDF)
Prange, Alexander / Windrich, Melanie / Grevismühl, Daniel / Böschen, Falk / Scherp, Ansgar
Linked Open Data Visualization with State Hopper: Learning about Europe and its Countries
In: K-CAP 2015, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture Article No. 19 New York: ACM, 2015,, doi:10.1145/2815833.2816952 Link to fulltext (PDF)