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Ontology driven Open Translation Environment

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Ontology-based system for more competitive manufacturing processes

Today’s rapidly changing manufacturing industry needs adaptive and efficient manufacturing systems that can adjust to the changes in production materials and processes. Having this challenge in mind, the EU-funded OntoTRANS project aims to introduce an ontology-based open translation environment. Using AI, the project will make it possible for end users to represent their manufacturing process challenges in a standard ontological form. It will also enable them to connect these challenges with relevant information sources and materials modelling solutions that can support optimal materials and process design. Smart targeted guidance will be provided throughout the translation process via available data analysis, modelling workflow options, simulation and interpretation of contextual results. The project will help to boost competitiveness in the manufacturing industry.


OntoTrans provides an ontology-based Open Translation Environment. Its Artificial Intelligence approach enables end users to represent in a standard ontological form their manufacturing process challenges and to connect them with relevant information sources and materials modelling solutions, capable to support optimal materials and process design.
OntoTrans provides smart targeted guidance through the whole translation process, namely from the initial user case specification to actual materials modelling workflows with related validation, verification and uncertainty quantifications to deliver a full complete experience to companies. This is achieved via analysis of available data (data fusion), modelling workflow options, simulation and contextual results interpretation.
OntoTrans is fully integrated into existing and emerging developments in materials and manufacturing, including integration with digital materials modelling marketplaces and open simulation platforms. Its footing on the European Materials Modelling Ontology ensuring wide interoperability and standardisation. OntoTrans is developed and tested alongside four industrial challenges covering different types of materials and industries, targeting increased competitiveness by means of a semantic data-driven and agile approach.

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Net EU contribution
€ 709 852,00
1040 Wien

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Ostösterreich Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 709 852,00

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