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About BacMedia

The mission of BacMedia is to transform poorly structured media recipes into a standardized database. Therefore, we mined thousands of PDF and HTML documents and developed the database. We built the BacMedia web interface to share this development with the community. To ensure the quality of the media and continous improvement of the database, we developed an internal editor interface. Experts at the DSMZ are creating new media and curating the existing media using this interface.

Have a look at our flash talk (a.k.a. ePoster) at the VAAM, where we introduced BacMedia to the community:


  • February 2022

    Large database update with plenty of new features.

  • December 2021

    The media curation of all DSMZ media is now performed by experts.

  • September 2021

    Updating the Media database and adding more features.

  • July 2021

    Finishing DevMedia, an internal curator interface for the media data.

  • April 2021

    BacMedia is live and open for everyone.

  • March 2021

    Polishing BacMedia website, improving documentation, preparing for deployment.

  • February 2021

    Finished manual curation of all extracted media data.

  • January 2021

    Building the first version of BacMedia.

  • November 2020

    Extraction of the media data from PDF and Word documents.

  • October 2020

    Start of this project.