Electrical and Information Technology

Faculty of Engineering LTH | Lund University

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Knowledge Discovery and Digital Library Research Group

KnowLib helps to build quality library services in the electronic environment. It strives to develop integral digital library services as a continuance of existing libraries.

KnowLib focuses on knowledge discovery and development of distributed knowledge organization technologies and information systems. In particular it explores the usability of knowledge organization systems (thesauri, classifications, taxonomies, ontologies, gazetteers) in the digital library context.

In achieving these objectives, KnowLib relies on knowledge from Information Retrieval, Library and information science and Computer science. Related knowledge from linguistics, user information behavior and other relevant fields are also integrated.

The Combine system for focused crawling (using automated topic classification) is now available for download.

Active projects include the Mobile Meteorological Measurements research project (in cooperation with Dept. of Earth and Ecosystem Analysis) which aims at making smart-phones into mobile meteorological measurement stations.