Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS provides the competence required to analyze, access, and present digital cultural heritage. This expertise has been built up in various projects and led to the publication “Auf dem Weg zur Deutschen Digitalen Bibliothek” (Towards the German Digital Library) on behalf of BKM. Subsequently, Fraunhofer IAIS has been assigned with the planning, development and implementation of the German Digital Library in a first stage. The team and its partners have been working on the conceptual design and have been developing the software infrastructure „IAIS Cortex“ – a technical system to automatically organize and open up data sets. IAIS-Cortex has been designed to aggregate, enrich and link metadata provided by cultural institutions for the presentation in the German Digital Library.

About Fraunhofer IAIS: Fraunhofer IAIS develops tailor-made IT solutions to support companies and organizations optimize products, services and processes, as well as to implement intelligent information and knowledge management. In order to support customers in their information management and decision-making processes, the scientists use innovative technologies such as knowledge extraction, visual analytics and data mining to provide them with holistic analyses of large amounts of data (i.e. multi-media, text, web, mobility and geo data). Innovative media and web applications open up new possibilities for linking data and knowledge and for making them accessible via the Internet. Fraunhofer IAIS is one of 60 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization.

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