Projects

The ONTOCOM model, both in its general form and various adaptations, is used in several research projects and initiatives to asses the effort associated with the development of real-world ontologies.

ACTIVE aims to increase the productivity of knowledge workers in a pro-active, contextualised, yet easy and unobtrusive way. The aim is to convert tacit and unshared knowledge - the "hidden intelligence" of enterprises - into transferable, interoperable and actionable knowledge to support seamless collaboration and to enable problem solving. A key aspect will be support for informal procedural knowledge - the informal collaboration and problem-solving tasks that drive much knowledge work in the enterprise. (www.active-project.eu)

SALERO's goal is to define and develop "intelligent content" objects with context-aware behaviours for self-adaptive use and delivery across different platforms, building on and extending research in media technologies, web semantics, and context based image retrieval, to reverse the trend toward ever-increasing cost of creating media. SALERO aims to advance the state of the art in digital media to the point where it becomes possible to create audiovisual content for cross-platform delivery using intelligent content tools, with greater quality at lower cost, to provide audiences with more engaging entertainment and information at home or on the move. (www.salero.info)

Corporate Semantic Web (CSW) deals with the application of Semantic Web technologies within enterprise settings. It address the technological aspect but also the pragmatic aspect of actually using Semantic Web technologies in enterprises. This includes learning and training aspects as well as economical considerations. Incentives need to be provided to encourage in-house adoption and integration of these Semantic Web technologies into the existing enterprise information systems, services and business processes. Decision makers on the operation, tactical and strategic IT management level need to understand the impact of this new technological approach and its adoption costs and return on investment.

CSW focuses on three main research areas: (1) Corporate ontology engineering, which facilitates agile ontology engineering to lessen the costs of ontology development and, especially, maintenance. (2) Corporate semantic collaboration, which focuses on the human-centered aspects of knowledge management in corporate contexts. (3) Corporate semantic search, which is settled on the highest application level of the three research areas and at that point it is a representative for applications working on and with the appropriately represented and delivered background knowledge. (www.corporate-semantic-web.de)