The X-Media consortium celebrated a success in St Goar last week. St Goar traditionally supplies pilots to Rhine barges to help navigate the dangerous rocks of the Loreley. None such was needed by the X-Media crew however, who sailed through the review with flying colours. The reviewers particularly praised the high levels of integration and of excellent collaboration of the industrial partners, Rolls-Royce and Centro Richerche FIAT.
X-Media addresses the need for knowledge management in complex distributed systems. In particular, in companies with large collections of technical knowledge stored as text, images and numerical data. KMi’s contribution to X-Media includes the SemSearch system for searching semantic metadata, the KnoFuss knowledge fusion framework, and the ontologies for Rolls-Royce use cases.