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Bisociation Networks for Creative Information Discovery

Dal 2008-06-01 al 2011-05-31, progetto concluso | BISON Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 2 380 587

Contributo UE:

EUR 1 815 997

Coordinato in:

Germany

Argomento (i):

ICT-2007.8.0 - FET Open

Invito a presentare proposte:

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

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

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.

Obiettivo

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.

Contatto coordinatore

Berthold MICHAEL, (Nycomed Chair for Bioinformatics and Information)
Tel.: +49 7531 88 2202
Fax: 49 7531 88 5132
E-mail

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 439 449


UNIVERSITATSSTRASSE 10
78464 KONSTANZ
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Frauke Hipp-Krampe
Tel.: +49 7531 882298
Fax: +49 7531 883727
E-mail

Partecipanti

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

Contributo UE: EUR 246 180


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

Contributo UE: EUR 220 160


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

Contributo UE: EUR 161 300


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

Contributo UE: EUR 209 954


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

Contributo UE: EUR 240 700


Jamova 39
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: DARKO KORBAR
Tel.: +386 1 477 3310
Fax: +386 1 251 9385
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 194 000


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

Contributo UE: EUR 104 254


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