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Bisociation Networks for Creative Information Discovery

Desde 2008-06-01 hasta 2011-05-31, proyecto cerrado | BISON Sitio web

Detalles del proyecto

Coste total:

EUR 2 380 587

Aportación de la UE:

EUR 1 815 997

Coordinado en:

Germany

Convocatoria de propuestas:

FP7-ICT-2007-CSee other projects for this call

Régimen de financiación:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Humans are gifted at uncovering hidden similarities between concepts, even illogical ones. Computers aren't... yet. Thus uniquely human gift is the basis of our creativity and humour.
The concept of association is at the heart of many of today’s powerful ICT technologies such as information retrieval and data mining. These technologies typically employ “association by similarity or co-occurrence” to discover new information relevant to the evidence already known to the user. However, domains that are characterized by the need to develop innovative solutions require a form of creative information discovery from increasingly complex, heterogeneous and geographically distributed information sources. These domains, including design and engineering (drugs, materials, processes, devices), areas involving art (fashion and entertainment), and scientific discovery disciplines, require a different ICT paradigm that can help users to uncover, select, re-shuffle, and combine diverse contents to synthesize new features and properties leading to creative solutions. People working in these areas employ creative thinking to connect seemingly unrelated information, for example, by using metaphors or analogical reasoning. These modes of thinking allow the mixing of conceptual categories and contexts, which are normally separated. The functional basis for these modes is a mechanism called bisociation (see Arthur Koestler “The Act of Creation”).The goal of the BISON project is to develop a fundamentally new ICT paradigm based on the concept of bisociation. The key vision of the BISON project is to develop a bisociative information discovery framework and an implemented open-source BISON platform for interactive and scalable processing of massive, dispersed collections of heterogeneous contents. The BISON project will develop a novel knowledge representation formalism (a bisociation network) and a bisociative reasoning mechanism enabling information discovery from the resulting network, using novel graph analysis, visualization and explanation techniques. The developed BISON technology will be tested in four scenarios to validate the new paradigm.

Objetivo

The concept of association is at the heart of many of today's powerful ICT technologies such as information retrieval and data mining. These technologies typically employ "association by similarity or co-occurrence" to discover new information relevant to the evidence already known to the user. However, domains that are characterized by the need to develop innovative solutions require a form of creative information discovery from increasingly complex, heterogeneous and geographically distributed information sources. These domains, including design and engineering (drugs, materials, processes, devices), areas involving art (fashion and entertainment), and scientific discovery disciplines, require a different ICT paradigm that can help users to uncover, select, re-shuffle, and combine diverse contents to synthesize new features and properties leading to creative solutions. People working in these areas employ creative thinking to connect seemingly unrelated information, for example, by using metaphors or analogical reasoning. These modes of thinking allow the mixing of conceptual categories and contexts, which are normally separated. The functional basis for these modes is a mechanism called bisociation (see Arthur Koestler "The Act of Creation").
The goal of the BISON project is to develop a fundamentally new ICT paradigm based on the concept of bisociation. The key vision of the BISON project is to develop a bisociative information discovery framework and an implemented open-source BISON platform for interactive and scalable processing of massive, dispersed collections of heterogeneous contents. The BISON project will develop a novel knowledge representation formalism (a bisociation network) and a bisociative reasoning mechanism enabling information discovery from the resulting network, using novel graph analysis, visualization and explanation techniques. The developed BISON technology will be tested in four scenarios to validate the new paradigm.

Contacto del coordinador

Berthold MICHAEL, (Nycomed Chair for Bioinformatics and Information)
Tel.: +49 7531 88 2202
Fax: 49 7531 88 5132
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UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 439 449


UNIVERSITATSSTRASSE 10
78464 KONSTANZ
Germany
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Frauke Hipp-Krampe
Tel.: +49 7531 882298
Fax: +49 7531 883727
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Participantes

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

Aportación de la UE: EUR 246 180


Oude Markt 13
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Marion Wolpers
Tel.: +32 16 326520
Fax: +32 16 326515
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OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 220 160


UNIVERSITAETSPLATZ 2
39106 MAGDEBURG
Germany
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Kerstin Giesswein
Tel.: +49 391 67 1866
Fax: +49 391 6712020
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FUNDACION PARA EL PROGRESO DEL SOFT COMPUTING
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 161 300


CALLE GONZALO GUTIERREZ QUIROS S/N EDIFICIO CIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO
33600 MIERES
Spain
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Raul del Coso
Tel.: +34 985456545
Fax: +34 985456699
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HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 209 954


FABIANINKATU 33
00014 HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Satu Väisänen
Tel.: +358-9-19150613
Fax: +358-9-19151080
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INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia

Aportación de la UE: EUR 240 700


Jamova 39
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: DARKO KORBAR
Tel.: +386 1 477 3310
Fax: +386 1 251 9385
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UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 194 000


CROMORE ROAD
BT52 1SA COLERAINE
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Anne Marie Patton
Tel.: +44 28 70324378
Fax: +44 28 70324905
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UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 104 254


TYNDALL AVENUE SENATE HOUSE
BS8 1TH BRISTOL
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Johanna Rule
Tel.: +44 117 928 869
Fax: +44 117 925 090
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