Research topic: Exploration of Multimedia Databases

“Gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestages”


Rapid technological development and the desire for custom solutions have lead to an enormous information flood in manufacturing engineering. In spite of high-performance database systems, it is getting more and more complicated for companies to generate knowledge from stored information and therefore to use this knowledge for improving productivity. This project aims for making a contribution to make knowledge management feasible in the manufacturing engineering.

To achieve this aim it is intended to develop new methods and utilities which make the available implicit technology knowledge explicit and in this way noticeably speed up industrial engineering. Exemplarily this task shall be solved for machine tool industry. One of the envisioned results of the project is the creation of a semantic search engine which is able to combine different types of databases and generates new knowledge from different information sources.

The joint project MachInNet is conducted in collaboration with the CIM Aachen GmbH and the EXAPT Systemtechnik GmbH.



(in collaboration with CIM Aachen GmbH and EXAPT Systemtechnik GmbH, funded by BMWi THESEUS Mittelstand 01MQ09014)