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ETH World 2000-2005

The ETH World program came to an end in 2005. This website is no longer updated and contains archival information about the activities.


Institut für Informationssysteme, D-INFK
Projekttyp: Information Management
Keywords: Information systems, Image search

Information spaces with many interdependent multimedia information sources, such as ETH World, face two essential challenges:
? How can consistency in the information-flow from different sources be achieved?
? How can user-friendly and efficient search mechanisms be supported for finding the right information in such a huge, virtually integrated information space?
The project carries out a feasibility study and develops a demonstration prototype for a base technology, which will allow users to find structured information in ETH World.
First, the existing information infrastructure at ETH are explored and compared with infrastructures developed elsewhere. In the second phase, prototypes will be developed, which support users who need consistent and well-structured information.

2000/04/01 Project start
2001/10/30 Extending the image retrieval engine with support for combined image and text searching
2002/01/30 Support of information coodination based on publish & subscribe technology
2002/04/20 Extending the image retrieval engine with support for context-aware searching
2002/04/30 Project end


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