News / Digital Libraries Colloquium set for January 14

The Digital Libraries Colloquium Series is pleased to announce that the next event will be held on Wednesday, January 14, and will feature Judith Gelernter discussing “Improving Retrieval by Means of Ontologies and Visualization.” The colloquia will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in 3305 Newell Simon Hall on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Gelernter, a post-doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University will examine aspects of her doctoral dissertation and current research that use semantic techniques to improve retrieval relevance. Already, some information retrieval systems employ word-relationship structures known as ontologies that are generally unseen by users. Ontologies serve to widen relevant results to make retrieval “smart.” Gelernter’s research offers a novel layout for an input screen that could enhance the ontologies’ indexing value. For more information, please visit