In Biologically Inspired Design, engineers use biology as a source of ideas for solving engineering problems. However, locating relevant literature is difficult due to vocabulary differences and lack of domain knowledge. IBID is an intelligent search mechanism that uses a functional taxonomy to direct search and a formal modeling notation for annotating relevant search targets.
I’m a Masters student, and my interests are in Cognitive science, computational creativity and Machine learning.
My research work at DiLab, IBID has been around extracting structural model (of SBF) from biological papers. This involves, developing a system that uses parsed sentences to extract structural components and an ontology to establish the structural relationship between them.