Brockhaus Enzyklopädie digital
The world’s knowledge in digital form
With the award-winning "Brockhaus Enzyklopädie digital", the collective knowledge of our world included in the currently 30 Brockhaus tomes is made available on a small USB stick. No installation work is needed in order to use it. Its natural language search assistant, hypertext links and user dialogues allow users to easily search through and utilize the contents of the "Brockhaus Enzyklopädie digital".
LEWI (Lexikonbasierte Wissenserschließung – Encyclopedia-based knowledge retrieval)
LEWI was a project of the publishing house Bibliographisches Institut & F. A. Brockhaus AG. It was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
There is an increasing need for effective software interfaces that correspond better with people’s daily life in order to facilitate their access to information, especially since computer systems are becoming more and more complex and every single person has less and less time to learn new operational concepts. In the LEWI project solutions were designed for a completely new handling of full-text databases of all kinds. Thanks to language portals and visual information retrieval, computer laypersons can overcome their inhibitions to use full-text datbases.
The aim of the project was to develop a natural language interface in full-text databases, using the example of the "Brockhaus multimedial".
As a subcontractor, IAI developed several components of the system:
The results of the LEWI project for natural language search have been successfully integrated into the new electronic version of the "Brockhaus Enzyklopädie" , which is commercially available on a USB stick.
Awards for the “Brockhaus Enzyklopädie digital”