Project: Semantic Content Management Systems for Enterprise Knowledge Management and News Mining

Staying on top of the mass of knowledge assets and the flood of news in the enterprise is critical but increasingly hard. In order to address this problem SCMS introduces semantics, knowledge discovery (KD) and collaborative curation._x000D__x000D_Semantic Content and Knowledge Engineering (SCKE) techniques are rarely used within large enterprises and almost never in SMEs. Lightweight and adaptive SCKE methods are needed for semantics-driven applications to be useful in the SME setting. Bringing SCKE to SMEs demands (1) KD techniques for acquiring knowledge from legacy data in an automatic fashion and efficiently revealing emergent semantics, (2) methods of social semantic collaboration, intelligent knowledge retrieval and manipulation and (3) scalable knowledge stores and expressive query capabilities._x000D_ _x000D_The aims of SCMS are (1) to integrate these building blocks within product grade software solutions based on the Ps' products and (2) to deploy these solutions in real-world use cases, as part of the business of the participants. The project is driven by fast growing SMEs in the content management (CMS), database and data access doCOs. The Ps have knowledge of and access to their markets. They are capable and motivated to develop business around the SCMS results as soon as they are produced._x000D__x000D_The KD will be performed by DT's CARE system. It is an extremely accurate generic engine for mining entities and their relations from unstructured data. It allows the efficient capture of knowledge implicitly contained in legacy applications. The tool is being used successfully for news and web mining in predictive analytics by Standard & Poor's and has been contracted for use by Dun & Bradstreet. It will extract the initial knowledge for the participative knowledge management approach and for knowledge revision._x000D__x000D_InFAI's OntoWiki is a comprehensive semantic collaboration platform. It is an open-source software for participative knowledge management. The concept of OntoWiki became very successful. Recently, OntoWiki was ranked one of the 100 most active and popular SourceForge projects. It is currently used in various applications ranging from collaborative requirements engineering for software development to personal information management. We are convinced that OntoWiki’s largest growth is yet to come especially with regard to the application and integration with semantically enhanced CMS for corporate markets._x000D__x000D_OpenLink is an established data access vendor with thousands of customers worldwide. It is one of the prime movers in the emerging linked open data movement. Its Virtuoso product is a leading database platform for the data web, hosting among others DBpedia, Bio2RDF & Neurocommons. It ranked first in semantic web storage and query in the recent Berlin benchmark and now runs on server clusters for 10-100x more scalability. Virtuoso will be extended to be the backend of SCMS._x000D__x000D_The results of SCMS will be applied to Enterprise Web Content Management and real-time News Mining by PUNKT and Netres. PUNKT is a specialist for developing custom Web applications and content management solutions based on their CMS CONX. PUNKT is an active OntoWiki integrator, has a large number of customers in the content, knowledge management & news sectors. PUNKT aims at integrating their CMS product with OntoWiki and CARE to extend it with additional functionality adapted to real-time News Mining. _x000D__x000D_Netres is a leading open-source CMS integrator and service provider focusing on the very successful Typo3 open-source CMS product. Netres has customers in the automotive, logistics and tourism sectors, which are increasingly requesting lightweight data integration and semantic interoperation interfaces for their customized CMS applications. An integration of Typo3 with CARE and OntoWiki would enable Netres to easily serve these demands and to significantly improve and strengthen its market position._x000D__x000D_Netres and PUNKT are active OntoWiki users. Yet, they need additional functionality, extensions and adaptations in order to successfully integrate semantic technologies into their product and service offerings. They do not singly have sufficient RTD capacity for taking semantic technologies to market as part of their business. Hence, they envision to join RTD efforts and to entrust InFAI, DT and OpenLink with carrying out some needed RTD activities, all three being specialists regarding KD, semantic collaborative applications, Knowledge Management and the promotion, delivery and support of same. The consortium is a good match of application and component technology providers._x000D__x000D_The R&D performed within SCMS is not only important for the participating SMEs, but will have a significant impact on competitiveness of European SMEs in general due to the innovative character and the open-source nature of the approach proposed. Thus, the consortium seeks matching funds for the R&D activities described above by means of the Eurostars programme.

Acronym SCMS (Reference Number: 4604)
Duration 01/10/2009 - 31/12/2012
Project Topic SCMS aims at combining automatic knowledge discovery and participative, end-user-driven knowledge curation and extension techniques through Social Semantic Web approaches so as to create novel applications in Enterprise Knowledge Management and real-time News Mining.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
PUNKNET=SEMANTIC_x000D_Change of participant name wrongly recorded in database. This report should refer to the report submitted by Semantic._x000D_Isoline Roger-DAlbert on 25/06/2014
Network Eurostars
Call Eurostars Cut-Off 2

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
6 Digital Trowel Partner Israel
6 Institut für Angewandte Informatik e.V. an der Universität Leipzig Partner Germany
6 Netresearch Agentur für Internet-Kommunikation GmbH & Co. KG Partner Germany
6 Semantic Web Company GmbH Observer Austria
6 OpenLink Software Ltd. Partner United Kingdom
6 Punkt. netServices Coordinator Austria