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Realizing the semantic web

Objective

The current World Wide Web (WWW) is, by its function, the syntactic web where structure of the content has been presented while the content itself is inaccessible to computers. The next generation of the Web (the Semantic Web) aims to alleviate such problem and provide specific solutions targeted the concrete problems. The Web resources will be much easier and more readily accessible by both human and computers with the added semantic information in a machine-understandable and machine-processable fashion. It will have much higher impact on eWork and eCommerce as the current version of the web already had. Still, there is a long way to go transfer the semantic web from an academic adventure into a technology provided by software industry. Supporting this transition process of Ontology technology from Academia to Industry is the main and major goal of KnowledgeWeb.

This main goal naturally translates into three main objectives given the nature of such a transformation.
(1) Industry requires immediate support in tacking up this complex and new technology. Languages and interfaces need to be standardized to reduce the effort and provide scalability to solutions. Methods and use cases need to be provided to convince and to provide guidelines for how to work with this technology.
(2) Important support to industry is provided by developing high-class education in the area of semantic web, web services, and Ontologies.
(3) Research on Ontologies and the semantic web have not yet reached its goals. New areas such as the combination of semantic web with web services realizing intelligent web services require serious new research efforts.

Spoken in a nutshell, it is the mission of Knowledge Web to strengthen the European software industry in one of the most important areas of current computer technology: Semantic web enabled eWork and eCommerce.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

LEOPOLD-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Address
Christoph-probst-platz, Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

Participants (18)

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
6Th Km Charilaou-thermi Road
57001 Thermi-thessaloniki
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
FRANCE TELECOM SA
France
Address
Place D'alleray 6
75015 Paris
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
LIBERA UNIVERSITA DI BOLZANO
Italy
Address
Via Raffaello Sernesi 1
39100 Bolzano (Bozen)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address
University Road
Galway
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Address
King's College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Abercromby Square
L69 3BX Liverpool
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Firth Court, Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
THE VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Belenzani 12
38100 Trento
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS, WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel