PRLog - Jan. 6, 2010 - SOFIA, Bulgaria -- There is nothing one can do with semantic technology that cannot be done without it! Semantic technologies aim to enable the development of more advanced information management systems in less effort. Still, their adoption is hampered by hurdles, typical for each new technology: immature tools, no best practices, lack of industry support. To overcome this situation we needed critical mass and synergy of competencies. We made a team, which combines the most mature text-mining platform with cutting-edge semantic database and search tools and robust professional services organization.
Ontotext announces today a strategic partnership with the GATE Team (from the University of Sheffield) and Matrixware Information Services that represents a leap forward in open source web mining and semantic systems. Many organisations are turning to open source solutions for their server and infrastructure requirements, but until now it has been difficult to deploy open source semantic search or knowledge management, for example. Ontotext has a decade of experience with GATE and has deployed GATE-based systems for clients ranging from top-10 pharmaceuticals to national financial intelligence units. Now we're teaming with Matrixware, Austria's premier information services company, to create a team that can supply enterprise level support, custom development and training for our customers.
Ontotext provides core semantic technology, distinctive for its performance, scale, and standard compliance. Ontotext develops KIM – the most popular semantic annotation and search platform. Its semantic database OWLIM is proven to be the fastest and most scalable RDF(S)/OWL engine. It delivers solutions which save time and money when text and data from multiple sources have to be accessed and managed in Life Sciences, Publishing, BI, Telecommunications, Online Recruitment, and other areas. Over the last 9 years, Ontotext established itself also as a major contributor to a number of high-impact open source projects like GATE and Sesame.
The General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE) is an open source the platform, developed over the last 15 years by the Natural Language Processing (NLP) group of the University of Sheffield. Today, GATE is the most-popular text-mining platform, used by thousands of users around the world in areas ranging from identity theft prevention to medical research. The GATE developer’s team has built a reputation as a global leader in NLP infrastructure and managed to distil its experience into a defined and repeatable process for creating robust and maintainable text processing workflows.
Matrixware Information Services offers superior solutions and services for professional information retrieval to the global market. These solutions and services help organizations to face the information economy and, thereby, provide them with a distinct business advantage. Matrixware builds strong, trusting relationships through cutting-edge, open science, open source and open business concepts.
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