GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

GESIS_LogoGESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences is the largest infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany. To support and enhance research in the Social Sciences GESIS provides research-based infrastructure services, such as expertise and tools for study planning, collecting, and analyzing as well as archiving research data. To keep its services on a high quality level GESIS conducts own research in Survey Design and Methodology, research on Social Structure, Attitude and Behavior in Modern Societies, and Applied Computer and Information Science. The GESIS department “Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences” (WTS) is focused on advancing and improving digital services for the Social Sciences on the basis of novel knowledge technologies, such as information extraction and enhancing information seeking by computational linguistics and text mining as addressed by OpenMinTeD. The major research areas of the department include Interactive Information Retrieval and Semantic Web / Linked Open Data.

Our role in OpenMinTeD

GESIS will provide use cases for the Social Sciences and will implement and evaluate the corresponding use case applications. Furthermore, GESIS will be involved in the specification of the interoperability framework, in community engagement and training activities.


Mandy Neumann