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Prof. Dr. Philipp Schaer

Prof. Dr. Philipp Schaer

Institut für Informationswissenschaft (IWS)

PRIOR – PRepublicatIOn Radar

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Together with Cologne-based Science Media Center, Prof. Dr. Philipp Schaer of TH Köln was approved funding of the Google Digital News Initiative for a research project on fast and reliable scientific information for journalists.

Journalists who report about science or fight “alternative facts” need fast access to up-to-date and reliable scientific information. Nowadays one research paper is published every 13 seconds. Due to this ever increasing amount of new scientific papers published every day journalists face the issue of information overload. PRIOR will be a tool to ease this problem by identifying relevant studies within an incoming stream of announcements of scientific publications. It will increase the probability for science journalists to identify the major breakthroughs relevant to the broader public.

PRIOR, the PRepublicatIOn Radar, will be an integrated tool for science journalists to keep up with the latest scientific research in important domains of knowledge. It will enable them to detect and filter potentially interesting studies in a diverse set of scientific journals. The challenge is to deal with unstructured and heterogeneous incoming information types. PRIOR will extract, harmonize and process new embargoed research publications to allow searching, browsing and filtering. The prototype will work with two modules: a data extraction and harmonization framework as well as a web-based user interface to find new and filter relevant scientific publications.

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Kategorie Beschreibung
Forschungsprojekt PRIOR – PRepublicatIOn Radar 
Leitung Prof. Dr. Philipp Schaer  Mehr
Fakultät Informations- und Kommunikationswissenschaften  Mehr
Institut Institut für Informationsmanagement
Institut für Informationswissenschaft 
Beteiligte N.N. 
Projektpartner Science Media Center  Mehr
Fördermittelgeber Google Digital News Initiative  Mehr
Laufzeit 2018