Introducing Semantic Web features in actual
                                        Enterprise scenarios




             ...
About us




    With over 20 years of expertise in enterprise IT consulting and skill
•
    transfer, Imola provides high...
Imola Informatica in the Semantic
Web




    Started in 2004
•
    We developed the MokaByte Semantic Web Portal starting...
Imola Informatica in the
Semantic Web




•   MokaByte is an online community for enterprise Java architects
    and devel...
Imola Informatica in the
Semantic Web



    Sensible Logic S.r.l. is an academic spin off company born to
•
    industria...
Agenda
• Our experince in Enterprise IT adoption
• The Web 2.0 to Enterprise 2.0 hype
  opportunity
• Experienced areas of...
Enterprise IT Semantic
Technologies early adoption
  We have 2 basic types of adoptions:


3. Special Purpose
      Vertic...
Enterprise IT Semantic
Technologies early adoption
  With Enterprise IT customers we are
  experiencing the need of a mand...
Enterprise IT Semantic
Technologies early adoption
Web 2.0
• RSS, Atom, …
   – publish, describe, generate, search, aggreg...
Enterprise IT Semantic
Technologies early adoption
Web 2.0
• Tag e TagCloud
    – bookmarks, classification, publish, sear...
Web 2.0 helps to introduce
Semantic Technologies




                             11
Enterprise IT main areas of
adoption
1. Intranet/Internet portals enhancement


3. Documents/Knowledge and Collaboration
 ...
Portals enhancements

Actual Portal Software lacks in:
Search: can be empowered with some level
  of Semantic Search, medi...
Portals enhancements examples

Oracle in Oracle Technical Network
   Integration of different sources, data stored in RDF,...
Portals enhancements constraints

Pluggable architecture
   companies recently invested great amounts of
   money in porta...
Portals enhancements challenges

Metadata synchronization
   between actual portals and ontologies
Metadata lifecycle mana...
Documents/Knowledge and
Collaboration Management
Is helped by the Web 2.0-Enterprise 2.0 hype
Generally is applied to larg...
Documents/Knowledge and
Collaboration Management
They have in common


    Documents and References can be rapresented
•
 ...
Documents/Knowledge and
Collaboration Management
Solutions adopted


    DBin for community management, manual
•
    creat...
Documents/Knowledge and
Collaboration Management
The challenges


    Find a way to start from the actual public/private
•...
Web Services Management
The SOA hype


    Service Oriented Architecture trend is producian
•
    thousands of Web Service...
Web Services Management
The challenges


    Companies are introducing SOA infrastructure
•
    Actual infrastructures are...
… Thank you, and ready for the
  discussion

         Claudio Bergamini
         cbergamini@imolinfo.it




              ...
Moderated discussion


What part of the semantic web
technologies are

           ready

for the first general adoption?

...
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First Industrial Results of Semantic Technologies - Claudio Bergamini

  1. 1. Introducing Semantic Web features in actual Enterprise scenarios Claudio Bergamini Gruppo Imola organizzato da:
  2. 2. About us With over 20 years of expertise in enterprise IT consulting and skill • transfer, Imola provides highly qualified enterprise strategists, architects and experts in Financial, Local Government and industrial sectors. We have a reputation of “Innovation Company”: we contributed to • evangelize italian market in OO, RAD, Open Source Business Model, Corba, Java, UML, SOA, SCA, EDA and Semantic Technologies We are the authors of JBI4cics, JBI4corba, JBI4ejb • adopted as standard components by Apache ServiceMix, by Sun Microsystem in NetBeans Enterprise, OpenEsb, Glassfish They will be adopted in Sun jCaps 6 in Jan, 2008. • 2
  3. 3. Imola Informatica in the Semantic Web Started in 2004 • We developed the MokaByte Semantic Web Portal starting from • the SWED prototype (developed by HP Labs Bristol team for the SWAD Europe project). Sharing ideas with that team we integrated the infrastructure with • a blog infrastucture. We adopted or designed MokaByte-oriented ontologies (DC, • MokaByte tracks, Java classification, Profession role, Time) www.MokaByte-SWP.com was delivered in August 2006 • Actually we partecipate to a European Community research project • with Semantic Web technologies funded by EC 3
  4. 4. Imola Informatica in the Semantic Web • MokaByte is an online community for enterprise Java architects and developers, providing daily news, tech talk interviews with key industry figures, design patterns, discussion forums, free online and real books, tutorials, articles and more. • MokaByte was launched in May 1996 and has become the largest independent Java community in Italy (more than 30.000 subscribers to the monthly newsletter). 4
  5. 5. Imola Informatica in the Semantic Web Sensible Logic S.r.l. is an academic spin off company born to • industrially apply, develop and exploit the tremendous potential of the Semantic Web technologies and in particular of the research developed at the Semantic Web and Multimedia Group, Università Politecnica delle Marche. Sensible Logic is composed by leading researchers in the • Semantic Web and Multimedia fields and is participated by Imola Informatica. SensibleLogic is the author of DBin, released in 2005, a general • purpose Semantic Web application that enables power users (domain experts) to create quot;discussion groupsquot; where users annotate any subject of interest 5
  6. 6. Agenda • Our experince in Enterprise IT adoption • The Web 2.0 to Enterprise 2.0 hype opportunity • Experienced areas of immediate interest • Constraints and challenges 6
  7. 7. Enterprise IT Semantic Technologies early adoption We have 2 basic types of adoptions: 3. Special Purpose Vertical applications in Health, Chemical, .. • 4. General purpose Non industry-specific, but targeted to the • general company or companies I’ll speak about the second, the most interesting for intermediaries and innovative enterprises. 7
  8. 8. Enterprise IT Semantic Technologies early adoption With Enterprise IT customers we are experiencing the need of a mandatory approach : Evolution, not Revolution The successful adoptions –adoptions that happens-, satisfy this constraint and use the Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 marketing hype as a tactical fuel. 8
  9. 9. Enterprise IT Semantic Technologies early adoption Web 2.0 • RSS, Atom, … – publish, describe, generate, search, aggregate but • Different data formats, text only search 9
  10. 10. Enterprise IT Semantic Technologies early adoption Web 2.0 • Tag e TagCloud – bookmarks, classification, publish, search but • Same sintax, different Semantics • One meaning for me, different for you, for the company it does not exist 10
  11. 11. Web 2.0 helps to introduce Semantic Technologies 11
  12. 12. Enterprise IT main areas of adoption 1. Intranet/Internet portals enhancement 3. Documents/Knowledge and Collaboration management enhancement 5. Services/Asset management enhancement 12
  13. 13. Portals enhancements Actual Portal Software lacks in: Search: can be empowered with some level of Semantic Search, mediated SPARQL Search, SPARQL QBE, … Navigation: can be empowered with Ontology-based faceted browsing Classifications and Relations: can be empowered with Taxonomies and Ontogies adoption 13
  14. 14. Portals enhancements examples Oracle in Oracle Technical Network Integration of different sources, data stored in RDF, SPARQL queries. Launched with great marketing hype as the new Semantic Portal in 2007 MokaByte-SWP Integration of different sources, Ontology-supported navigation, filtering and search with mediated SPARQL, with blog integration for readers collaboration, launched in 2006 Enterprise business people pay general attention to enhance Search and Navigation 14
  15. 15. Portals enhancements constraints Pluggable architecture companies recently invested great amounts of money in portal infrastructures, so they need actual solutions enhancements and not alternative solutions Adaptability and no technologies lock-in solutions must be capable to adhere to the customer’s Enterprise Architecture Framework: Technology: no mandatory technology – Application: configurability – Security: use corporate SSO system, profiling, – policies 15
  16. 16. Portals enhancements challenges Metadata synchronization between actual portals and ontologies Metadata lifecycle management for audit reasons Enterprise Security Architecture and Tools integration 16
  17. 17. Documents/Knowledge and Collaboration Management Is helped by the Web 2.0-Enterprise 2.0 hype Generally is applied to large bases of Documents or parts of documents • References to documents • in many different formats Internet URLs • (MS or Open) Office documents • Wiki pages • Blog posts and comments • Files in Proprietary Repositories • ……………….. • 17
  18. 18. Documents/Knowledge and Collaboration Management They have in common Documents and References can be rapresented • within Dublin Core Ontology URI are inside and outside the company • There are already in place applications and • documents, so you must start from here with Ontology Construction Ontologies will evolve heavily • 18
  19. 19. Documents/Knowledge and Collaboration Management Solutions adopted DBin for community management, manual • creaton of metadata, plugin management RDF share with a Semantic Portal infrastructure • for content visualization and navigation (built on top of SWED, developed in a EC research project) Using different tools for Ontology construction for • the exixting content 19
  20. 20. Documents/Knowledge and Collaboration Management The challenges Find a way to start from the actual public/private • Keywords, Tags, bookmarks (plugin for Web 2.0 sites ?) Find a way to match individual freedom and • corporate goals (people use deli.cio.us bookmarks, but the corporate ontology is sinchronized accordingly) 20
  21. 21. Web Services Management The SOA hype Service Oriented Architecture trend is producian • thousands of Web Services There is a demand for the help by Semantic • technologies in WS annotation of service description. Help is needed in service discovery and • combination. 21
  22. 22. Web Services Management The challenges Companies are introducing SOA infrastructure • Actual infrastructures are proprietary, closed, and • don’t use semantic technologies Integration with the actual repositories and IDEs • is a hard work 22
  23. 23. … Thank you, and ready for the discussion Claudio Bergamini cbergamini@imolinfo.it 23
  24. 24. Moderated discussion What part of the semantic web technologies are ready for the first general adoption? 24

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