I did a research internship/ co-op in my final semester (our uni gives the option to choose between that and staying on campus for project work under professors). There, I was a part of two slightly different projects, one completed and another ongoing. I am finding it really hard to come up with a direction on how to include both of them in my thesis.
A bit of brief into the work done: The main problem was to design a Content-Based Image Retrieval System. It mainly consists of three parts- User Interface(web development), Feature extraction and Similar Image Retrieval (Deep Learning). For the first project, we designed and developed such a system after reviewing established papers. I was responsible for the literature survey and designing the user interface. For the second project, we are designing a system based on Ontology and Deep Learning both.
Although the problem statement is similar, both the parts have vast and different literature surveys. The proposed method, as well as conclusions, also differ. While I was responsible for survey and website development in the first project(ie.software-based work), for the second one I am responsible for all research, design and development of the project (ie. research-based work).
What could be a possible coherent structure that includes both the projects in a single thesis? Any help is appreciated!