In the Patent & Scientific Information program unit, we develop and operate information services to support and promote research and development in industry and science. For this purpose, we analyze, structure and index subject-specific information, which mainly originates from publications in scientific journals and patent documents. In research-related projects, we develop innovative methods for content indexing, analysis and networking of relevant knowledge. We provide consulting and technical support for customers and users.
In the Subject-Specific Services program unit, we develop and operate globally recognized information services for mathematics, crystallography, and energy. For this purpose, we develop and aggregate relevant sources. All services are aimed at scientists in research, the energy information service in particular at scientist carrying out basic research.
This program unit comprises two research areas with corresponding professorships at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In the research unit Information Service Engineering (ISE), models and methods for semantic indexing, aggregation, and networking as well as for retrieval of extensive heterogeneous and distributed data sources are investigated. In the Intellectual Property Rights unit (IGR), copyright regulations and reform developments are analyzed and recommendations for digital science are derived from them. In addition, IGR develops copyright and licensing solutions, e.g., for Open Access, Big Data applications, or networked teaching formats.