CominWeb is, first, a platform that supports the public Web site of CominLabs. It displays the activities and results of CominLabs. CominWeb is also CominLabs’ collaborative platform, offering usual services such as document warehouses, wikis, forums, etc., for CominLabs projects. CominWeb is developed by William Dedzoe and Bertrand Le Marouille.

CominWeb also offers advanced services to both its members and external users. These services obey the following principle: ask information once and then exploit it maximally using big data techniques. We have asked CominLabs researchers to provide their “bibliographical ID” (url of biblio link(s)). Having this we have constructed a CominLabs document warehouse that we keep updating. Thanks to big data techniques we can offer a number of services, of which “Search CominLabs” below exposes the first instance.

LookinLabs is the first advanced service of CominWeb. You can query LookinLabs in two ways. Searching for competencies in CominLabs is achieved by submitting, as a query, a description of the kind of competence you are looking for. Description can be either a list of keywords, the abstract or the introduction of an article, or simply any text describing the area of interest. The tool returns an ordered list of researchers and you can visit their publications and similar researchers of CominLabs. You can also search for publications relevant to a topic entered as a query. The description of the topic follows the same principles.