Hyadata Lab ("Did you know?" in Hebrew) is a research lab within the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Our goal is to use data to make sense of the world, and in particular -- allow computers to augment human cognition in novel ways.
Invention by analogy (i.e., transferring ideas from other domains) is a powerful way to create new innovations. The recent growth of online innovation repositories represents an unparalleled opportunity for invention by analogy.View Project
Creative pieces, such as jokes, are traditionally considered to be outside the reach of computer science. Humor is viewed as a distinctly human trait. We believe that understanding humor defines an intriguing set of challenges for computer science.View Project
We propose a methodology for creating structured summaries of information, which we call zoomable metro maps. Just as cartographic maps have been relied upon for centuries to help us understand our surroundings, metro maps can help us understand the information landscape.View Project