Dr. Irina Sens


Dr. Oliver Koepler


Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (Pakt für Forschung und Innovation, SAW Programm)


1. January 2010 – 31 December 2012


The diversification of media types and formats grows in line with the exponential increase in the information available. The rise in publications of research data in fields such as meteorology, earth and climate science is a new kind of scientific communication. This research data is of great value to current and future research. In contrast to text documents, research data, with its graphic visualisations, places different demands on indexing, searchability and presentation in the information retrieval process.

The aim of the project was the development and prototypical implementation of innovative approaches for interactive, graphical access to research data, to present it in the information retrieval process and make it searchable in the best possible way. In the project, data analysis processes as well as visual search systems were being studied and developed further, with their prototypical implementation being evaluated in the GetInfo specialised portal. The objective was not only the immediate search in research data, but also metadata based searches. The requirements in respect of the search process, as well as the presentation of search results from the users’ perspective were to be intensively studied and the findings incorporated into the development process. 



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