Simulated search – team of researchers optimises literature search

DFG-funded project SINIR accelerates the development of digital libraries

Kiel/Hamburg, 17 October 2019: Project SINIR, a cooperation of ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics with the universities of Passau and Weimar, started on the first of October. SINIR develops simulation environments for digital libraries wishing to shorten their innovation cycles through simulated user behaviour. SINIR is short for “ Simulating Interactive Information Retrieval”. Partners of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in this project are the universities of Passau and Weimar.

About the SINIR project consortium:

The SINIR project consortium consists of two chairs in computer studies at Bauhaus University Weimar and Passau University who conduct research in the area of interactive information retrieval and supply models and procedures for simulating user interactions. The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics contributes bibliographic data, the implementation and usage environment, and the economics expertise to evaluate the results list generated by the (simulated) queries. Twente University supports the project as an associate partner. The project is headed by Professor Christin Seifert, who substituted the chair Complex Systems Engineering at the department for computer studies of Passau University.