THESEUS: Ger­many's largest ICT light­house pro­ject at Ce­BIT

<link http: projekte abgeschlossende_projekte theseus internal-link>THESEUS presents the latest working examples from the research programme at this year's <link http: homepage_d external-link-new-window>CeBIT. The semantic knowledge platform "ALEXANDRIA - Collaborative Knowledge Engine" developed in the context of Germany's largest IT research programme THESEUS is demonstrated at the booth of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) in hall 9 (A44).

Already in the ancient world, a very precise system for cataloguing the most famous library of the antiquity, the <link http: wiki bibliothek_von_alexandria external-link-new-window>library of Alexandria, has been developed. Based on this inspiration, today's semantic knowledge platform ALEXANDRIA, which is currently developed in THESEUS by the project partners <link http: external-link-new-window>neofonie, <link http: external-link-new-window>C‑LAB, <link http: innovation de ueber_funde corp_technology external-link-new-window>Siemens Corporate Technology and <link http: external-link-new-window>German National Library, optimizes the exploitation of knowledge on the Internet by new navigation, visualization and interaction possibilities and under inclusion of the users. In addition, semantic technologies make it possible to process and to appropriately connect even large amounts of data.

Search inquiries can be fed into the system by the users in natural language. ALEXANDRIA then extracts the answers available in the Web 2.0 automatically. Users can also generate and rate content. The resulting interactive knowledge network is visualized innovatively, for example by using a timeline and map based navigation approach. With these and additional new possibilities innovative web based services can be realized in the future with a clear added value.


Alexander Krebs

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