3 years from January 2009 to December 2011
Official project Web Site for ISICIL
ISICIL is a research project funded by ANR
Recently, online communities of interest have emerged and started to build directories of references in their domains of interest at an impressive speed and with very agile responses to changes in these domains. One of the forces of the tools enabling these communities is their ability to turn usually passive users into active participants and producers. The diversity and the mass of users are used to tackle the diversity and the mass of information sources.
Monitoring science and technological changes is a vital ability of today's organizations, yet the growing diversity of sources to track in each domain of interest remains a challenge for any organization. Therefore there is a growing interest in importing the tools and practices that made the success of these online communities inside corporate information systems. Blogs and wikis are being set up in more and more intranets
But, on the one hand, Web 2.0 tools exhibit limits when it comes to automating some tasks or controlling some processes, as usually required in a corporate environment. On the other hand, more structured information systems often suffer from usability and knowledge capture issues. In addition, in the context of intelligence, corporate structures can also provide assistance at different stages of these processes to ensure that corporate quality standards and rules are met. Thus a challenge of this project is to reconcile viral new web applications with formal representations and processes to integrate them into corporate practices for technological and scientific monitoring.
More specifically, ISICIL proposes to study and to experiment with the usage of new tools for assisting corporate intelligence tasks. These tools rely on web 2.0 advanced interfaces (blog, wiki, social bookmarking) for interactions and on semantic web technologies for interoperability and information processing.
Tasks of the project involving INRIA:
- Feasibility studies covering the core technical options and their interactions. It includes the comparison of the technical and architectural options and the choice of architecture and framework of the overall project.
- The design and implementation of a “tagging server prototype” that will provide core tagging functionalities to all other tools using tags in the project.
- Semantic social bookmark prototyping: this prototype will propose assisting semantic bookmarking and monitoring of URL-accessible resources.
- SweetWiki v3 design and its low level components and libraries: the design and release of a new version of this existing wiki engine based on semantic web technologies
- Social Scraping prototyping: this is an entirely new application identified in analyzing the scenarios from the watchers. The idea is that bookmarking is sometime not enough: for important resources watcher scrap them / copy them internally to ensure their preservation. This prototype will allow resources to be scraped and annotated internally.
- Search tools: design the end-users' interfaces to transversally search the watchers' resources integrating in particular: bookmarks, scrapped documents, blogs, wiki synthesis, social network ; these tools will rely on CORESE and SEWESE.
- End-users' interfaces to produce reports on trends, expertise, weak signals from the retrieved data, through the ISICIL platform
- Project management tasks: animation of the project management team and other classical project management tasks, preparation of technical meetings (reservations, schedule, meeting report), preparation of project meetings and reviews, collection and publication of project deliverables and internal projects reports, maintenance of the web site.
The contact person is Fabien Gandon
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