On-To-Knowledge: Tools for content-driven knowledge management through evolving ontologies

  • Completed
  • Programme: FP5
  • Call: 1.1.2.-4.3.3 - Methods and tools for intelligence and knowledge sharing
  • Start date: 01.11.2001
  • End date: 30.06.2002

On-To-Knowledge (Tools for Content-driven Knowledge-Management through Evolving Ontologies) is an RTD project funded by the European Commission. The project develops methods and tools that employed the full power of the ontological approach to facilitate knowledge management. The project aims to help knowledge workers who were not IT specialists to access company-wide information repositories in an efficient, natural and intuitive way.

Contact: Atanas Kiryakov

Project Objectives

On-To-Knowledge’s objective is to build an ontology-based tool environment to speed up knowledge management, dealing with the large numbers of heterogeneous, distributed, and semi-structured documents typically found in large company intranets and the World-Wide Web. Results aims for by the project were:

  • A toolset for semantic information processing and user access;
  • An ontology-based inference layer on top of the World-Wide Web;
  • An associated methodology;
  • Validation by industrial case studies.

Ontotext’s Role

Ontotext joined the On-To-Knowledge project in November 2001 in order to develop ontology middleware and reasoning modules.

The middleware can be seen as “administrative” software infrastructure that makes the results of the On-To-Knowledge project easier for integration in real-world applications. The central issue is to make the methodology and modules available to the society in a shape that allowed easier development, management, maintenance, and use of middle-size and big knowledge bases.

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