Diploma and Master Theses (authored and supervised):
C. Inzinger, J. Schleicher:
"Towards a distributed Concept Search Framework for Specialized Domains (Teil 1)";
Supervisor: S. Dustdar, H. Truong;
Institut für Informationssysteme, AB Verteilte Systeme,
Specialized domains like Health Care, Space and Software Engineering rely on the efficient retrieval of digital objects in order to work effectively. Digital objects in these domains not only include typical text documents, but also multimedia objects, like presentations, audio and video elements. Furthermore, they are associated with domain specific concepts and persons, which are crucial factors in retrieving the desired information out of a vast number of possible candidates. The extensive amount of data, as well as the diverse types of objects, require advanced extraction and search mechanisms in order to enable efficient digital object retrieval. Although semantic extraction and retrieval approaches exist, a truly extensible framework, fully customizable to the domains' specifics, is missing.
In this thesis we present a distributed concept search framework for specialized domains that fills this gap. We introduce a combined semantic representations that allows the linking of domain specific concepts, key words and social structures. Furthermore, we develop a highly adaptable and extensible software framework incorporating this combined representation, and demonstrate its feasibility with a prototype implementation.
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