Semantic Technology Research Projects

Research Projects

Ontotext participates in numerous research projects focusing on semantics, text analysis and information discovery. Since our founding within Sirma Group over 14 years ago, Ontotext has participated in more than 30 research projects and related initiatives. Our most recent activities are listed below.

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euBusinessGraph represents a key initiative to simplify and disrupt the cross-border and cross-lingual collection, reconciliation, aggregation, and provisioning and analytics of company-related data from authoritative and non-authoritative public or private sector sources, with the aim of enabling cross-sectorial innovation. By a combination of large companies, SMEs, public organizations, and technology transfer providers, euBusinessGraph sets the foundations of a European cross-border and cross-lingual “business graph”, aggregating, linking, and provisioning (open and non-open) high-quality company-related data, demonstrating innovation across sectors where company-related data value chains are relevant.

January 13, 2017 Learn more



The project’s objective is to create a medical text Data-Value Chain with a critical mass of participating companies using cutting-edge commercial cloud-based services for multilingual Semantic Annotation, Semantic Search and Machine Translation for Electronic Health Records and medical publications.

June 02, 2016 Learn more

The project aims to disrupt the property data market by integrating a technical framework for effective publishing and consumption of property-related data, showcasing novel data-driven business products and services based on property data.

May 11, 2016 Learn more


European Holocaust Research Institute

EHRI – The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Apart from providing an online platform, EHRI supports extensive network of researchers, archivists and private individuals to increase cohesion and co-ordination among practitioners and to initiate new transnational and collaborative approaches to…

March 24, 2016 Learn more



PHEME – Computing Veracity Across Media, Languages, and Social Networks A good reputation is hard-won and easily lost. Every other day we see how information and news affect every level of our society: Company stocks, sovereign debt, politicians.…

January 02, 2014 Learn more

Europeana Food and Drink is a project funded by the European Commission under the CIP ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) that aims at promoting the wider re-use of the digital resources available through Europeana. Focusing on…

January 01, 2014 Learn more


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MULTISENSOR is an EU funded research project, which aims at advancing the research and development of multilingual media analysis technologies. MULTISENSOR Project Objectives The goal is to enable users (e.g. journalists, entrepreneurs) to attain a comprehensive and…

November 02, 2013 Learn more



DaPaaS: Data and Platform as-a-Service – Data publishing through the cloud While in recent years a large number of datasets has been published as open (and often linked) data, applications utilizing these open and distributed data have been…

November 01, 2013 Learn more

The Europeana Creative project will allow Europeana to facilitate the re-use of cultural heritage metadata and content by the creative industries. It will establish an Open Laboratory Network, create a legal and business framework for content re-use,…

February 01, 2013 Learn more



LDBC – The Linked Data Business Council The Linked Data Benchmark Council (LDBC) aims to establish industry cooperation between vendors of RDF and Graph database technologies in developing, endorsing, and publishing reliable and insightful benchmark results.

September 30, 2012 Learn more



AnnoMarket aims to revolutionise the text annotation market, by delivering – an affordable, open marketplace for pay-as-you-go, cloud-based extraction resources and services, in multiple languages. The project is driven by a commercially-dominated consortium, from 3 EU countries…

June 01, 2012 Learn more



EUCLID – Educational Curriculum for the usage of Linked Data – facilitates professional training for data practitioners aiming to use Linked Data in their daily work, through a curriculum implemented as a combination of living learning materials…

May 01, 2012 Learn more



TrendMiner – Large-scale, Cross-lingual Trend Mining and Summarisation of Real-time Media Streams The recent massive growth in online media and the rise of user-authored content (e.g weblogs, Twitter, Facebook) has lead to challenges of how to access…

November 01, 2011 Learn more



RENDER – Reflecting Knowledge Diversity. RENDER will help to realize a world where information is acquired and shared in a fundamentally different manner than the consensual approach promoted by movements such as Web 2.0, and where communication…

October 01, 2010 Learn more



CUBIST – Combining and Uniting Business Intelligence and Semantic Technologies. Constantly growing amounts of data, complicated and rapidly changing economic interactions, and an emerging trend of incorporating unstructured data into analytics, brings new challenges to Business Intelligence…

October 01, 2010 Learn more



Khresmoi – Knowledge Helper for Medical and Other Information users. Krehsmoi will combine multiple data sources and knowledge derived from various heterogeneous knowledge sources. This includes text sources such as online journals and books, and trusted websites; and…

September 01, 2010 Learn more



MOLTO – Multilingual Online Translation. The project aims to deliver pluggable open-source libraries enabling standard translation tools and workflows. This technology will be a basic building block in translation and retrieval services for both information producers and…

March 01, 2010 Learn more



INSEMTIVES – Incentives for Semantics. INSEMTIVES combines research with development and real-world applications. The foundations are methods and guidelines facilitating semantic content creation in an incentives-driven manner. They underlie the INSEMTIVES platform (back-end) and various end-user tools…

April 01, 2009 Learn more



NoTube – Networks and Ontologies for the Transformation and Unification of Broadcasting and the internet. The goal of this project is to make Television more semantic and social. It will develop a framework and prototype implementation for…

February 01, 2009 Learn more



LarKC – The Large Knowledge Collider – a platform for massive distributed incomplete reasoning. The driving vision behind LarKC is to go beyond the limited storage and inference solutions currently available for semantic computing.

April 01, 2008 Learn more



SOA4ALL – Service Oriented Architectures for All. The goal of SOA4ALL was to provide a comprehensive framework and infrastructure that integrates complementary and evolutionary technical advances (i.e., SOA, context management, Web principles, Web 2.0 and Semantic Web)…

March 01, 2008 Learn more



SUPER – Semantics Utilized for Process management within and between EnteRprises. The major objective of SUPER is to raise Business Process Management (BPM) to the business level, where it belongs, from the IT level where it mostly…

April 01, 2006 Learn more



TripCom – Triple Space Communication. The project aims to: Improve Tuple Space technology by adding semantics and means to structure and relate tuples in a scalable and linkable Triple Space architecture Plan to improve Web service technologies…

April 01, 2006 Learn more



MediaCampaign’s scope consists of discovering, inter-relating and navigating cross-media campaign knowledge and extensively automating the detection and tracking of media campaigns on television, Internet and in the press.

April 01, 2006 Learn more



TAO is about how existing ‘legacy’ applications can migrate to open, semantics-based Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA). Semantic Web Services (SWS), and SOA that host them, will make a significant contribution to the competitiveness of European ICT in the coming period.

March 01, 2006 Learn more



The SemanticGov project aims at the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of an integrated, intelligent environment for public administration (PA) service provision at the national and pan-European level by capitalizing on emerging concepts and technologies that appear directly useful for revolutionizing the area of electronic government, and in line with the European Interoperability Framework.

January 01, 2006 Learn more



RASCALLI represent a growing class of cooperative agents that do not have a physical presence, but nevertheless are equipped with major ingredients of cognition including situated correlates of physical embodiment to become adaptive, cooperative and self improving in a certain environment (Internet) given certain tasks.

January 01, 2006 Learn more

IST World

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IST World is an IST research portal co-developed by Ontotext for the EU. It covers IT research information, including experts, organizations, projects, publications, collaborations, etc.

April 01, 2005 Learn more



INFRAWEBS’s main objective is the development of an application-oriented software toolset for creating, maintaining and executing WSMO-based Semantic Web Services (SWS) within their whole life cycle.

August 17, 2004 Learn more



PrestoSpace is project supported by the European Union’s IST program aiming to develop and launch actual facilities and services for audiovisual preservation.

February 01, 2004 Learn more



SEKT is a project funded by the European Union’s IST program aiming to develop and exploit the knowledge technologies that underlie the Next Generation Knowledge Management.

January 01, 2004 Learn more



DIP – Data, Information, and Process Integration Start 2004.01.01, Finish 2006.12.31 DIP is an Integrated Project, supported by the European Union’s IST program. It started January 2004 and had a 36 months. DIP was coordinated by DERI,…

January 01, 2004 Learn more



The project’s aim is to provide a comprehensive Web Service Modeling Framework (WSMF), define a Web Service discovery framework and provide a scalable Web Service mediation platform. In addition to WSMF, SWWS is compliant with the Web Service Modeling Ontology and Language (WSMO/WSML).

September 01, 2002 Learn more



The VISION project provides a strategic roadmap towards next-generation organizational knowledge management. Next-Generation Knowledge Management focuses on designing KM technologies for people – invisible, present whenever we need it, with simple and effortless interaction.

July 01, 2002 Learn more
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On-To-Knowledge is an RTD project funded by the European Commission. The project develops methods and tools that employed the full power of the ontological approach to facilitate knowledge management.

November 01, 2001 Learn more


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OntoWeb is a Thematic Network bringing together researchers and practitioners from industry who are interested in the development and application of ontology-based systems to improve information processes.

June 01, 2001 Learn more

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