FID Judaica, Phase I und II

The “FID Judaica” is an expert information service (Fachinformationsdienst) for the domain of Jewish studies. This service is developed at the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg in Frankfurt. WISS takes care of the large-scale data integration and enrichment to contexualize the provided resources and to support innovative retrieval concepts.

In phase II of the project, we take on the challenge to contextualise Compact Memory, a full text database of mainly German newspaper and journal articles from the 19th century. After OCR, we aim for the extraction of named entities and linking to JudaicaLink in order to improve access to this highly valuable corpus.


September 1st, 2019

We welcome Dr. Marco Rovera in our team who will be the responsible reearcher for phase II of the project.

December 20th, 2018

We got approval for the second phase of the FID project by the German Research Foundation.

March 1st, 2016

We are looking for a researcher to work with us in this project. Find more information here.

February 16th, 2016

The German press release is out:



Name: FID Judaica I und II
Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Overall Budget: 2,000,000 Euro
Own Budget: 580,000 Euro
Duration: 2016 - 2022
Partners: University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt
Staff: Dr. Maral Dadvar
Dr. Marco Rovera