The Project

Expert Search by Non-Experts

We propose to develop an expert and expertise search system which tracks and retrieves researchers and professors based on their research expertise, visualizes their related information via an automatic generated webpages. Our system will have many useful implications for the academic, commercial and government fields. For example, academic funding agencies frequently search for researchers which are not only experts in their fields but also satisfy from geographical constraints. Commercial implications include, but are not limited to, an email agent that could prompt people of events when and only when the person is likely to be interested in that event. Government implications include military intelligence gathering, in that, a ranking intelligence officer may want to communicate with an expert on a topic who is nearby.