Information technology research

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Making psychology knowledge stored in large and growing information archives accessible and optimally detectable is a central challenge for information technology. A link between psychology and the information and computer sciences is sought after.

Objectives of the new and further development of information technology systems are a gain in efficiency and quality, for the ZPID as well as its users.

Since late 2012, the ZPID and the DFKI in Kaiserslautern have intensified research work in the field of machine-readable representation of knowledge with a shared laboratory for semantic technologies.

Information Retrieval, Usability and Science 2.0 are further fields of research in this area.

Projects and Research Topics

The primary goal of PODMAN is to develop a reference model for research data management (RDM) and an associated process-oriented benchmarking procedure. more about »PODMAN«

Objective of the project »Datawiz« is to advance data sharing in the field of psychology. An assistance system is being developed, which, as an expert system, simultaneously offers a knowledge base and procedural support. more about »DataWiz«

Conventional (Internet) search engines compare the entered search term as letter string with words contained in the index. In contrast, the semantic search engine KOIOS++ performs the search using the meaning of the search term. more about »Koios++«

Despite global digitalization and networking within science, scientific publications mainly exist in static text formats oriented towards the print medium. Improved machine-readability of contents and their linkage would make completely novel forms of knowledge acquisition and dissimilation possible. The KOBPSY project's objective is the use of semantic technologies for the development of a machine-readable, self-descriptive knowledge base for electronic publications from the field of psychology. more about »KOBPSY«

The project »Cross-lingual search of bibliographic metadata« should provide an empirical basis to answer the question which methods of automatic translation are most suited to a multilingual search using the multilingual specialist portal PubPsych. more about »Cross-Lingual Search«

Regardless of the establishment of Web 2.0 and its new participation, interaction and communication possibilities in the non-academic sector, it has also found its way into the academic sector under the headline Science 2.0. Within the project »The additional value of a user-focused Library 2.0« an empirical investigation of if and how new digital technologies generate additional value in the daily academic work routine will take place. more about »Library 2.0«

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PD Dr. Erich Weichselgartner
Phone: +49 (0)651 201-2056
Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information
Universitätsring 15,
54296 Trier, Germany
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