Distributed Information Systems Laboratory

Mission

Research in our group focuses on producing reliable information from the vast amount of data that is available on the Internet – a key challenge in today’s information society.

We are developing methods and systems that turn unstructured, heterogeneous and untrusted data into meaningful, reliable and understandeable information.

We do this in the context of concrete information processing tasks, such as data and knowledge integration, information retrieval, filtering and extraction, document understanding and trust and crediblity assessment.

Given that tackling these problem relies usually on the needs of the user and requires at the same time processing of large amounts of data, we explore methods that enable integration of human knowledge with state-of-the-art machine learning.

We apply the results of our work in concrete application domains, such as Media, Humanitarian Action and Knowledge Management in enterprises.

Contact

Prof. Karl Aberer
EPFL IC IIF LSIR
BC 108 (Bâtiment BC)
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne

Tel: 41 21 693 4679
Office: BC 108


Chantal François
EPFL IC IIF LSIR
BC 170 (Bâtiment BC)
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne

Tel: 41 21 693 4318
Office: BC 170