Department of Software Technology
Vienna University of Technology

The SOMLib Digital Library Project


The SOMLib Digital Library Project aims at the development of a digital library system supporting intuitive, user friendly browsing of document collections by combining the benefits of conventional library organisation with the possibilities offered by digital collections. It is based on the self-organizing map (SOM), a popular unsupervised neural network, used to organize documents by content into bookshelves. Metaphor graphics facilitate the intuitive representation of the resulting document archive, allowing users to get an instant overview of its content and characteristics.
New: SOMLib goes music!! We have extended the principles of the SOMLib system to music archives, allowing you to organize and browse collections of music. Take a look at the resulting SOMeJB, the SOM-enhanced Jukebox.