Tools and Applications for the Corporate Semantic Web

Tutorial at the 1st Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2006)

Lee Kyung-il
Saltlux Inc.,
5~6F, Deokil Bldg, 967, Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul 135-848, Korea

Wolf Winkler
Partner Manager
ontoprise GmbH
Amalienbadstr. 36, 76227 Karlsruhe, Germany
+49 721 509 809 37


The semantic web has become a big topic in academic research over the last years. But what about industry? In this tutorial two of the worldwide leading companies in semantic technologies, Saltlux and Ontoprise, demonstrate tools and applications that are currently used in industry, show real world use cases and offer the opportunity to have a hands-on session with professional ontology tools.

To successfully employ semantic web technologies in business scenarios, effective languages, tools and applications are needed for modelling and deploying ontologies. Currently there are two popular types of ontology languages: description logics based languages like the Ontology Web Language (OWL) and Horn logic (rules) based languages like Frame-Logic (F-Logic).

In this tutorial, participants can learn about the basic concepts of ontology engineering, reasoning and semantic based applications. For this purpose leading professional modelling tools and reasoning engines will be used. Further the application of ontologies in a framework for knowledge management and information retrieval will be demonstrated.

The tutorial will cover both F-Logic, which has proven to be an excellent choice for semantic applications in many industry projects, as well as OWL, a relatively new W3C standard, that gains a lot of attention.
F-Logic is introduced by using OntoStudio®, the leading modelling tool for F-Logic, and by using OntoBroker®, the leading reasoning engine for F-Logic. Information integration via database and ontology mapping will also be presented.

Examples for practical knowledge management and information retrieval will be shown by presenting [IN2]SDOR®, an application framework for semantic information integration and retrieval.
Specific Asian aspects will be covered by presenting an annotation tool for Asian languages. Finally some industrial use cases will be presented.

Objectives and Time Allocation

The time schedule for the tutorial is:
09:00 – 10:30 Introduction to Ontology Engineering and Information Integration with F-Logic
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00: Integrating F-Logic- and OWL-reasoning into Enterprise IT
12:00 – 13:00 Semantic Applications in European Industry
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Ontology Engineering Practice for OWL DL and F-Logic
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 Developing semantic based KM and Retrieval System with Ontologies
16:30 – 17:00 Ubiquitous and Context-awareness Application
17:00 – 17:15 Q&A, Discussion, Wrap-up

Background Knowledge expected of the participants

Participants should have a basic knowledge about semantic web and ontologies, and it is expected that the participants have experiences in ontology construction.

Qualifications of the Instructor

The tutorial will be given by senior management and engineers of two leading companies in the field of semantic technologies: Saltlux, South Korea, and Ontoprise, Germany.
The industrial experiences of these two companies will be reflected in the tutorial.