We are involved in many projects of the EU, the BMBF (Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research), the BMWi (Germany's Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy) and the DFG (German Research Foundation). Our main projects are listed below.
|Duration:||July 2015 - June 2017|
The project "InnoX" deals with the development of concepts for the rating of the innovation level as well as the assessment of technological trends. The central component is a support of the user during the estimation of the innovativeness of scientific and technical documents. The estimation will be bound to the context of the company and will be embedded in different application scenarios. An assessment of various trend and innovation factors will be possible. With the help of user feedback, an individualisation of the system takes place, which enhances the explorative rating process. This project is a cooperation project with the EFB and METOP.
|Funding:||Australian Research Council|
|Duration:||2014 - 2017|
This project is to investigate adaptive natural human pointing and gestures to control an interface on a pseudo-3D display. Highly complex data with interconnections between elements is hard to visualize on screens, such data could be networks of academic citations, or named entities in an investigation. Most current tools are operated using point/click/drag metaphors on 2D screens. The physical technology to capture appropriate human behaviours exists already, but not the adaptive learning of the syntax & semantics of individual gestures and actions, nor the multi-gesture information fusion required for 'understanding'. All of this is done naturally by most human beings, using biological neural networks.
|Duration:||November 2014 - October 2017|
Further information about the project can be found here.
|Duration:||June 2013 - May 2017|
The research group participates in the EU COST Action IC1302: Semantic keyword-based search on structured data sources (KEYSTONE). The proposes to join synergies from several disciplines, such as semantic data management, the semantic web, information retrieval, artificial intelligence, machine learning, user interaction, service science, service design, and natural language processing. Andreas Nürnberger is Management Committee member for Germany.
|Funding:||Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)|
|Duration:||January 2013 - December 2016|
This project studies information seeking dialogues with a special focus on exploratory search. In exploratory search, the user is usually not able to clearly specify the information need and iteratively refines it in an information seeking dialogue while using the search system. This project will develop information behaviour models in order to characterize these dialogues. The obtained models consider interaction logs and also the user's emotions and disposition on different time scales and granularities. Further information about the SFB Transregio 62: http://www.sfb-trr-62.de/
|Duration:||December 2010 - November 2014|
The research group participates in the EU COST Action IC1002: Multilingual and multifaceted interactive information access (MUMIA). This action coordinates collaboration between the research disciplines Machine Translation, Information Retrieval and Multifaceted Interactive Information Access, fostering research and technology transfer in these areas. The core focus is on research within the specific context of patent search and other next generation Web applications. Andreas Nürnberger is, together with Norbert Fuhr Management Committee member for Germany. The action will be active until November 2014.
ViERforES - Virtual and Augmented Reality for maximum Safety and Reliability of Embedded Systems
|Duration:||September 2008 - September 2013|
ViERforES is the acronym for “Virtual and Extended Reality for the highest Security and Reliability in Embedded Systems.” The researcher team is using virtual and extended-reality techniques to look specifically at embedded systems such as control software and the microprocessors that form the core of many of today’s products. Researchers of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, engineers from the Fraunhofer IFF Institute, experts from the Fraunhofer IESE Institute and the Technical University of Kaiserlautern are involved. Regional companies provide assistance by testing results in real situations. Further information can be found here (in german).
|Funding:||BMBF (FKZ 01IS11025E)|
|Duration:||January 2012 - December 2013|
Project partners: Fink & Partner Media Services GmbH, Dresden; Point Software & Systems GmbH, Siegen; planConnect, Dresden; Heinz-Nixdorf-Seniorprofessur für Multimediatechnik, TU Dresden; Data & Knowledge Engineering, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Further information can be found here (in german).
Bisociation Networks for Creative Information Discovery (BISON)
|Funding:||EU (FP7 FET Open Project)|
|Duration:||June 2008 - May 2012|
BISON is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. The goal of BISON is to explore the concept of bisociative discovery on the basis of graph-based data mining. While current ICT approaches provide methodologies and tools for association-based search and processing of information, there is currently no comprehensive ICT methodology or tool which facilitates the bisociative exploration for discovery and design tasks. The overall aim of the BISON project is to develop and validate a computational methodology, which facilitates bisociative information discovery in large-scale heterogeneous information environments. Detailed Information about this project can be found at http://www.bisonet.eu.
Adaptive and User Centered Methods for Organisation und Exploration of Digital Music Archives (AUCOMA)
|Funding:||Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)|
|Duration:||January 2008 - March 2012|
Automatic structuring is one means to ease access to large music collections - be it for organisation or exploration. The AUCOMA project (Adaptive User-Centered Organization of Music Archives) aims to find ways to make such a structuring intuitively understandable to a user through automatic adaptation. Further information can be found here: http://www.findke.ovgu.de/findke/en/Research/Topics/Music+Retrieval.html
Computer generated expressive Music Sonification for Musicology
|Duration:||September 2008 - March 2011|
A joined research project between the research groups Visual Computing and Data & Knowledge Engineering of the Faculty and the Zentrum für Telemannpflege und -Forschung Magdeburg.
Adaptive user interfaces for search and navigation in document collections
|Funding:||Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the Emmy Noether Programme.|
|Duration:||May 2003 - August 2009|
During the last years several approaches have been developed that tackle specific problems of the retrieval process, e.g. feature extraction methods for multimedia data, problem specific similarity measures and interactive user interfaces. These methods enable the design of efficient retrieval tools if the user is able to provide an appropriate query. However, in most cases the user needs several steps in order to find the searched objects. The main reasons for this are on the one hand, the problem of users to specify their interests in the form of a well defined query (which is partially caused by inappropriate user interfaces), on the other hand, the problem of extracting relevant features from the (multimedia) objects. Furthermore, user specific interests and search context are usually neglected when objects are retrieved.
To improve today's retrieval tools and thus the overall satisfaction of a user, it is necessary to develop methods that are able to support the user in the search process, e.g. by providing additional information about the search results as well as the data collection itself and also by adapting the retrieval tool to the user's needs and interests.
Nature-inspired Smart Information Systems (NiSIS)
|Funding:||EU (Coordination Action)|
|Duration:||February 2005 - January 2008|
Detailed Information about this project can be found at www.nisis.de.
Building Personalised off-line Self-Service Repositories
|Duration:||October 2005 - October 2007|
User Adaptive Search Interfaces
|Funding:||European Network on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE)|
|Duration:||December 2002 - June 2004|
This task force has been formed as part for the European Network of Excellence on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Adaptive Systems (EUNITE) to review the state of the art in user adaptive search interfaces and to initiate and intensify research collaboration between different research communities and the industry.
For further details see the project page.