DFKI

Big data visualization of Stasi data

We supported DFKI with an interaction concept for exploring yet unexamined Stasi data.

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Client
DFKI – Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)
Services
UX Design, Interface Design
Implementation
2 weeks with 2 people
Outcome
Interactive Concept Visualization
Interactive data visualization of the Stasi data archive on tablet

Challenge

Making the millions of documents in the archive of the State Security of the GDR (Stasi) digitally searchable and accessible to researchers and the public.

Result

We drafted a search application interface for data exploration. Its search mode divides results in different media categories and provides a network graph to discover connections between entities.

Value

We delivered a concept visualization as a basis for discussion in the German Federal Parliament.

Data visualization concept of Stasi documents
NLP algorithms find semantic entities in Stasi archive documents
Big data visualization of Stasi knowledge graph
Knowledge graph node visualization in Stasi big data demonstrator

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