The Chair of Bioinformatics and Information Mining at the University of Konstanz has developed (and continues to develop) the modular data exploration platform KNIME (Konstanz Information Miner), which has established itself as such internationally, particularly in the life science sector.

KNIME enables data flows (so-called "pipelines") to be visually assembled. These can then be executed, which corresponds to "pumping through" the data. The results can be inspected in interactive views of data and models. For example, the platform enables the investigation of molecules in the form of 2D structure diagrams with the help of the integration of a CDK (Chemistry Development Kit).

Almost all data mining methods developed at the chair of Prof. Dr. Michael Berthold are integrated into KNIME. The platform is also used in teaching and research.


Information mining, data mining, data exploration, visualisation


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