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Apache Stanbol – Open Source Modular Software Stack for Semantic Content Management

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Apache Stanbol – Open Source Modular Software Stack for Semantic Content Management

Apache Stanbol (currently in incubation ) is an open source modular software stack and reusable set of components for semantic content management. Apache Stanbol components are meant to be accessed over RESTful interfaces to provide semantic services for content management. The current code is written in Java and based on the OSGi modularization framework. Applications include extending existing content management systems with (internal or external) semantic services, and creating new types of content management systems with semantics at their core. Its main features will include: a) Persistence: services that store (or cache) semantic information and make it searchable; b) Lifting/Enhancement: services that add semantic information to “non-semantic” pieces of content; c) Knowledge models and reasoning: services that enhance the semantic information; and d) Interaction: intelligent user interface management and generation. The Apache Stanbol project was initiated by the European R&D project [IKS – Interactive Knowledge Stack for small to medium CMS providers][iks]. Some people who are working on the project are part-funded by the IKS project, as well as by several European SME CMS providers, who are adopting Apache Stanbol. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to the Semantic Web Research Section of Deep Web Research Subject Tracer™.

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