Università degli Studi di Padova (http://www.unipd.it/)
Department of Information Engineering (http://www.dei.unipd.it)
Prof. Maristella Agosti
Activities of the Research Group of the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova are concerned with the design, modelling and implementation of advanced information retrieval capabilities for digital libraries systems. This means that the focus of the research is to deliver enhanced contents to final users. An example of is the general study on annotations the group is conducting in the context of the ECD national project , where the relevant aspects of designing and developing an innovative service for annotating a digital library are addressed with the target of implementing a document annotations service as an advanced service for the end user. The group is involved in the University of Padova Ipsa project which aims at the design and construction of a digital library of drawings and illustrations of historic documents, where the digital library is constructed for use of researchers of art and history of scientific illustration. The research group is also interested in the evaluation of digital libraries systems, studying evaluation techniques for designing a remote evaluation protocol, integrated in the architecture of a DL system.