Ontotext @ IKS Workshop

I presented a short introduction to Ontotext technologies at the IKS Workshop in Salzburg in June 2012. Ontotext is a Bulgarian company, a world leader in semantic technologies. Our main products include the OWLIM semantic repository and the KIM semantic annotation and search platform, based on GATE.

The video is about 7 minutes and shows the following:


  • The Latest News KIM Showcase, showing semantic annotation of general news articles. Back in Sep 2011 I did a comparison of the text analysis performance (precision and recall) of KIM vs Stanbol.
  • Lupedia Enrichment Service, an entity lookup engine using our Large Knowledge Base Gazetteer, created as part of the NoTube project for Interactive TV
  • The BBC Olympics 2012 site, built using OWLIM and a Ontotext’s concept extraction and semantic disambiguation service, as presented at the SemTechBiz 2012 conference in San Francisco in June 2012. See a description of Dynamic Semantic Publishing by BBCs’ Lead Technical Architect for the News and Knowledge Core Engineering department.
  • http://factforge.net/, a public service by Ontotext that presents a “reason-able view” of the most important LOD data sets
  • http://linkedlifedata.com/, another public service that integrates and correlates the most important public data sets in the Life Sciences domain. This service is regarded highly by global pharmaceuticals such as Astra Zeneca and UCB, and is used as global background knowledge by Ontotext’s Semantic Biomedical Tagger.  It was also presented at SemTechBiz 2012.
  • Finally, I gave my thoughts on future technological directions for IKS. I think IKS should make it easier for commercial vendors to integrate their offerings in the Stanbol architecture, for example GATE and UIMA processing pipelines and language resources; Sesame and JENA semantic repositories, etc. It should also turn more towards established semantic web standards, such as RDF for representation; SPARQL for querying and update; SPIN for rules.

Thanks to the organizers for inviting me to speak at the workshop!

Vladimir Alexiev, PhD, PMP
Data and Ontology Management group
Ontotext Corp

Author: Wernher

Wernher Behrendt is senior researcher at Salzburg Research and the coordinator of the IKS project

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