Interactive Knowledge Stack for small to medium CMS/KMS providers

Interactive Knowledge Stack for small to medium CMS/KMS providers

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Interactive Knowledge (IKS) is an integrating project whose target are the hundreds of SMEs in Europe providing technology platforms for content and knowledge management to thousands of end user organisations.

Downstream, hundred-thousands of corporate end users and millions of content consumers are affected by the quality of service provided through these platforms. The majority of these platforms is built under the "Linux/Apache/mySQL/php" paradigm known as the LAMP stack. More advanced CMS platforms are provided by firms with a software engineering background using frameworks such as .NET and JEE5. All of these frameworks lack the capability for semantic web enabled, intelligent content, and therefore lack the capacity for users to interact with the content at the user's knowledge level.

Interactive Knowledge will close the ...

  • engineering gap for CMS architectures: the Interactive Knowledge Technology Stack will enable many open source CMS frameworks to become semantically enabled
  • research gap on user interaction with knowledge objects: the use of semantics to support direct user interaction with knowledge content will be a focus of Interactive Knowledge
  • research gap on empirical validation: we involve a group of six technology providers and further 50 smaller CMS/KMS providers for controlled engineering experiments to ensure quantitative analysis of requirements and of subsequent technology validation for semantically enabled, interactive knowledge and content management systems.
  • impact gap for industrial take-up: starting with six industrial partners in the consortium, we will recruit 50 more European CMS/KMS providers and activate a dozen relevant open source communities to embrace IKS specifications, and be present in standards bodies (W3C,OASIS, etc).

INTERACTIVE KNOWLEDGE invites all stakeholders to work towards bringing European CMS/KMS providers to the leading edge of innovation in knowledge technologies, for the benefit of all users.


  • Salzburg Research (Austria)
  • University of St. Gallen (Suisse)
  • CNR-ISTC (Italy)
  • University Of Paderborn (Germany)
  • Software Research and Development and Consultancy Ltd (Turkey)
  • Furtwangen University (Germany)
  • Nuxeo (France)
  • Alkacon Software GmbH (Germany)
  • TXT Polymedia (Italy)
  • Pisano Holding GmbH (Germany)
  • Nemein Oy (Finland)
  • Day Software AG (Suisse)


EU - European Union

EU - European Union

Publications about the project

In: Speech Technology 4 2 Pages 96-109 Speech Technology Moskau 11/2012.

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In: M. Fuchs, F. Ricci, L. Cantoni (editor). Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2012. eTourism Present and Future Services and Applications (ENTER-2012) January 24-27 Helsingborg Sweden Springer Heidelberg 1/2012.

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Anabela Barreiro, Bernard Scott, Bernd Kiefer

In: Machine Translation (MT) 25 2 Pages 107-126 Springer Heidelberg 2011.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz