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Supporting SMEs innovation processes through advanced IT search systems

Objective

The INSEARCH project aims to develop an information system, based on advanced knowledge search, retrieval and analysis techniques, able to support European SMEs in their technological innovation process in particular in facing one of their main challenges: how to find and use available knowledge present in the form of structured and unstructured data in the World Wide Web. Such an information system will support human decision and action, it is neither pure information brokering, nor automatic execution. INSEARCH will use advanced filtering, recommendation, and monitoring techniques to search and retrieve relevant knowledge, as well as Natural language Processing and text mining techniques to analyse the retrieved knowledge thus providing useful information for the innovation process. The INSEARCH expected final result will be a fully operational information retrieval (IR) and analysis system, eventually integrated within SMEs internal existing knowledge management systems. The IR and Analysis system will consist on: 1) A data modelling toolbox able to support users in providing coherent and structured queries, in line with the organisational databases used for data storage and analysis; 2) An advanced search and retrieve system for relevant knolwdge present in the Web, based on content filtering, reccomendation, monitoring, and ranking of achieved results; 3) An analysis module of retrieved knolwdge through Natural Language Processing and Text Mining, to provide users with already analysed information useful for product/proces innovation; 4) An overall Data Management platform based on Semantic Technologies and innovation-targeted ontologies to store and manage the innovation-related knolwdge.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/natural language processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/world wide web

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

INNOVATION ENGINEERING SRL
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 373 614,25
Administrative Contact
Claudio Massari (Mr.)

Participants (7)

IQSER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 787,25
Address
Schlossweg 4
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jörg Wurzer (Dr.)
COMPANO B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 190 566
Address
Koperslagersstraat 86
8601 WP Sneek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Henk Koops (Mr.)
ICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 286 769,50
Address
Via Del Litografo 7
40138 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Rapparini (Mr.)
FHS KUFSTEIN TIROL BILDUNGS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 20 100
Address
Andreas Hofer Strasse 7
A-6330 Kufstein
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karsten Boehm (Prof.)
INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK (INFAI) EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 10 300
Address
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Heyer (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 300
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Basili (Prof.)
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 790
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Salvatore (Mr.)