Lambert Heller, Dr. Ina Blümel
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – German Research Foundation (DFG)
1 June 2016 – 31 December 2019
Harvesting, analysis and efficient a reuse of scientific images using Wikimedia infrastructures
Visualizations, especially images and figures, are basic tools for the exhibition and interpretation of research findings. While text-based retrieval is working well in libraries and general information providers, image retrieval is often not even offered. To remedy this, adequate methods for collecting and analyzing large document collections and domain-specific retrieval methods need to be combined. The projects' main objective is to develop such an information service on Wikimedia infrastructure by analyzing open access documents into full-text (Wikisource), images (Wikicommons) and metadata (Wikidata) and building a thesaurus based image-index from these elements.