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About Me

An old picture of me Ryan Scherle

I am a researcher/programmer devoted to improving users' access to electronic information. This problem can be approached from either direction, starting with a user and improving methods for querying information, or starting with a collection of information and improving the ways in which it can be queried. Specific topics of interest include:

  • federated/distributed search
  • automatic metadata extraction
  • case-based reasoning
  • automatic thesaurus construction
  • combining metadata generated by novices, experts, and automatic systems

I currently lead development of the Dryad Data Repository for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center at Duke University.

Previously, I worked for the IU Digital Library Program. I worked on the development of the Variations Digital Music Library and built the foundation of the central digital library infrastructure.

I'm a graduate of the Computer Science and Cognitive Science Departments at Indiana University.