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The EEXCESS-Team “van Go´ing” a painting by Bartholomeus van der Helst (vango-yourself)

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Are you researching cultural, scientific or educational material online, but often are not sure where to look? There are so many carefully curated databases from museums, archives, academic libraries or other cultural aggregators, but they are hidden from most users. This is where EEXCESS comes into play!

EEXCESS analyses your research automatically and shows you recommendations from connected databases, such as Europeana, EconBiz (economic literature) and Mendeley (scientific papers from a wide range of disciplines).

EEXCESS is a research project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007‐2013) under grant agreement n° 600601. Its vision is to unfold the treasure of cultural, educational and scientific long-tail content for the benefit of all users.

EEXCESS stands for: Enhancing Europe’s eXchange in Cultural Educational and Scientific reSources.

Read more in our project folder!

Research objectives:
Through personalised and contextualised recommendation technologies we aim to enrich existing content dissemination channels users habitually use (e.g. social media) and content creation techniques users regularly conduct (e.g. writing blog entries). In order to ensure high quality recommendations we emphasize the integration of knowledge from memory organisations as well as the analysis of user behaviour and content consumption patterns. As the latter raises serious privacy protection issues, we will develop methods for retaining users’ privacy while offering the full range of personalisation.

Key objectives:

Enrichment of Content
Personalised Recommendation

Privacy Preservation

A group of partners from across Europe contribute their own particular expertise and content to the project.


Administrative coordinator:

Silvia Russegger (Joanneum Research)

Scientific coordinator:

Professor Michael Granitzer (University of Passau)

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