The EU funded Network of Excellent project Knowledge Web aims at supporting thetransition process of Ontology technology from Academia to Industry.

This main goal naturally translates into three main objectives given the nature of such a transformation. (1) Industry requires immediate support in taking 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 has 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.

Naturally, this includes education and research efforts to ensure the durability of impact and support of industry.

 

Contact: Jeff Z. Pan

 

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