Session coordinator: Jakub Petřík, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic
Where: 29. 5. 2008, 13.30 - 16.50, New Auditorium
Autor: Jiří Šmerda, Masaryk University - Institute of Computer Science, Czech Republic
People encounter two problems during their work with information. The first one is information insufficiency, even absence of awareness of information accessibility. Discovery of new information sources and information contained in them can bring us the second problem - information overload. It appears that information overload can be managed by previously unknown information. In this paper, we present information integration process that makes solution of both problems easier. Crucial techniques are information synthesis from heterogeneous data sources, working with uncertainty, with context dependent information, with semantics and advanced visualization methods. We demonstrate these techniques utilization on selected use cases from university environment. We introduce technology which goal is to help user with management of information insufficiency and information overload. We present a specific solution which is based on the introduced technology. The solution is being developed at Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk University in collaboration with Knowledge and Information Robots Laboratory at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University.
Mgr. Jiří Šmerda has a three-year experience with information system design at Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk University, a two-year experience with development in the field of knowledge and information robots. He works on digital libraries university project. PhD. student at Faculty of Informatics (knowledge and information robots application in digital libraries domain), member of Knowledge and Information Robots Laboratory at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University. He works at Mycroft Mind, a.s. (knowledge and information robots application design in digital libraries domain) and at Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk University (Student Registry design and management).
Author: Patrick Danowski, Berlin State Library, Germany
Author: Vilém Sklenák, University of Economics, Czech Republic
Author: Nadežda Andrejčíková, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava - Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak republic
Author: Jim McGinty, Cambridge Information Group, USA
Author: Jiří Jelínek, University of Economics - Faculty of Management, Czech Republic