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An Ontology-Oriented Solution for Knowledge-Intensive Organisation - October 2002 - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics

Knowing what you know is increasingly a real problem in many organisations whose core competence is knowledge. We believe that using state-of-the-art Web-based Knowledge Management (KM) technologies will not be sufficient in the immediate future, since the lack of formal semantics will make it extremely difficult to make the best use of the massive amount of stored data.
Emanuele Della Valle, Maurizio Brioschi
Article [pdf - 46 KB] | See the Article at ERCIM News

Approcci innovativi allo sviluppo di portali: Semantic Web, accessibilità e multimodalità - January 27th, 2005 - IDC: Content Management & Portal Conference 2005
Today, in a typical intranet scenario, there are a lot of different systems and a lot of integrations between these systems. This situation became easily uncontrollable unless we adopt knowledge intensive approaches such as the usage of ontologies to model the domain and metadata to annotate the resources.
Emanuele Della Valle
Presentation [pdf - 2.271 KB]

Evoluzione dei Web Services per l'interoperabilità: approcci a supporto della dinamicità e flessibilità nell'integrazione di infrastrutture IT - April 2005 - IDC: Web Services and EAI Conference 2005
Web Services has been evolved and adopted very fast since their official recommendations. Their dinamicity and flessibility drive the evolution from UDDI to the last Semantic Web Service initiatives.
Emanuele Della Valle
Presentation [pdf - 1.935 KB] | See the comment to the article [pdf - 156 KB] | See the comment to the article at Linea EDP

Semantic Web technologies for e-Government applications: challenges and benefits - October 7th-8th, 2005 - Sirolo (AN)
The employment of ontology-based applications in eGovernement solutions: opportunities driven by the use of Semantic Web approaches, potential benefits in G2C, G2E, G2B and G2G scenarios, challenges and open issues.
Maurizio Brioschi
Presentation [pdf - 1.269 KB]

Oltre il Web 2.0: la Semantica per la gestione intelligente dei contenuti - February 15th, 2007 - IDC Content & Document Management Conference 2007
A look beyond Web 2.0: how the "Semantics" can be of help for an intelligent content management; lesson learnt and perspectives.
Irene Celino
Presentation [pdf - 6.006 KB]

Oltre il Web 2.0: la Semantica per la gestione intelligente dei contenuti - ClubTi Triveneto - Web2.0 event - July 10th, 2007 - Padova

A critical view on the Web 2.0 wave: how the "Semantics" can help companies to improve their content management; lesson learnt and perspectives.
Irene Celino
Presentation [pdf - 7.127 KB]

Il Web, i fenomeni sociali e il significato dell'informazione
IDC Information Lifecycle Management & Document Management Conference 2008 - January 21st, 2008 - Milano
The social effect of the Web and how to exploit its potentialities. A look beyond current Social Web: how the "Semantics" can help in making sense of our information.
Irene Celino
Presentation [pdf - 1.013 KB]


Squiggle is a framework that supports the development of semantic search engines. Squiggle represents a common abstraction to build domain-specific search engines without requiring developers to spend time and effort to deal with low-level details.

Irene Celino, Emanuele Della Valle, Dario Cerizza, Andrea Turati: Squiggle: An Experience in Model-Driven Development of Real-World Semantic Search Engines . ICWE 2007: 485-490
Article [pdf - 83 KB]

Squiggle: a Semantic Search Engine for indexing and retrieval of multimedia content - December 6th, 2006 - First International Workshop on Semantic-enhanced Multimedia Presentation Systems (SEMPS 2006) @ the first international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT 2006), Athens, Greece
The employment of Squiggle conceptual indexing and semantic search capabilities to the management of multimedia collections.
Irene Celino, Emanuele Della Valle, Dario Cerizza and Andrea Turati
Article [pdf - 318 KB] | Presentation [pdf - 6181 KB]

Squiggle Med: Semantic Search for Medical Digital Library - November 6, 2006 - International Semantic Web Conference 2006 - W3C Health Care and Life Sciences workshop
The employment of Squiggle conceptual indexing and semantic search capabilities to the management of Digital Libraries in the medical Field.
I. Celino, A. Turati, E. Della Valle, D. Cerizza
Poster [pdf - 229 KB] | Presentation [pdf - 897 KB]

Basta cercare, vogliamo trovare! - January 24, 2006 - IDC: Content, Document Management & Corporate Portals Conference 2006
Search engines: problems and solutions. The way to improve precision and recall using ontology-based and knowledge-driven approaches.
Emanuele Della Valle
Presentation [pdf - 1.807 KB]


Glue is a Web Service Semantic Discovery Engine based on WSMO approach, aiming at representing an efficient system for the management and discovery of semantically-described Web Services.

Advanced Interoperability: COCOON Glue - March 8th-9th, 2005 - Published on WSMO Presentations
The solution adopted inside the COCOON project to solve the Web Service interoperability issues.
Emanuele Della Valle, Dario Cerizza, Stefano Ceri
Presentation [pdf - 649 KB] | The Presentation on WSMO site

COCOON Glue at work: Discovery of Community of Practice - March 8th-9th, 2005 - Published on WSMO Presentations
A real-world usage scenario of Semantic Web Services and their discovery, developed whitin the COCOON project.
Emanuele Della Valle, Dario Cerizza, Stefano Ceri, Lara Gadda
Presentation [pdf - 1.077 KB] | The Presentation on WSMO site

COCOON Glue: a prototype of WSMO Discovery engine for the healthcare field - June 6th-7th, 2005, Innsbruck, Austria - 2nd WSMO Implementation Workshop
COCOON Glue: objectives, architecture and usage scenario.
Emanuele Della Valle, Dario Cerizza
Article [pdf - 352 KB] | Presentation [pdf - 1.291 KB]

The Need for Semantic Web Service in the eHealth - June 9th-10th, 2005, Innsbruck, Austria - W3C workshop on Frameworks for Semantics in Web Services
As a matter of fact, Web Services and XML present an efficient solution to reduce efforts and to quicken the process of creating interfaces for the communication between heterogeneous systems, employing the so called Services Oriented Architecture. However, a standard application protocol is much more than a syntax and a transport protocol for messages, it is a formal and largely shared agreement on the structure and semantics of messages as well as on the sequencing information for concrete interactions. With this semantic information only, systems can exchange information and the corresponding application logic of a large set of systems can be combined into a single distributed one.
Emanuele Della Valle, Dario Cerizza, Veli Bicer, Yildirak Kabak, Gokce Banu Laleci, Holger Lausen
Article [pdf - 160 KB]

The mediators centric approach to Automatic Web Service Discovery of Glue - December 12th, 2005, Amsterdam, Netherlands - First International Workshop on Mediation in Semantic Web Services: MEDIATE 2005
Automatizing Web Service Discovery is crucial for truly implementing a Service Oriented Architecture. In this paper we provide a mediator centric refinement of the conceptual model for WSMO discovery and the related architecture, as well as the prototypical implementation (named Glue) we are using in the projects COCOON and Nomadic Media.
Emanuele Della Valle, Dario Cerizza, Irene Celino
Article [pdf - 507 KB] | Presentation [pdf - 1.504 KB]


Seamlessly and Securely sharing health care data with Triple Space Communication
- April 2006 - Med-e-Tel 2006
E. Della Valle, D. Cerri, A. Ghioni, D. Cerizza
Article [doc - 124 KB] Presentation [ppt 1.975 KB] [pdf 354 KB]


SOIP-F (Semantic Organization Information Portal Framework) is an extendable J2EE application framework to build portals that can be configured using a set of OWL ontologies. Our work tries to solve the navigation problem levering on semantics attached to resources to make navigation significant and effective to attain the users' tasks.

Towards a Semantic Enterprise Information Portal - October 20th-23rd, 2003, Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA - ISWC 2003
The usage of Semantic Web technologies to support information portals: the first prototype developed by CEFRIEL and the feasibility of semantic approaches in enterprise scenarios.
Emanuele Della Valle, Maurizio Brioschi
Article [pdf - 60 KB]

Toward a framework for Semantic Organizational Information Portal - May 10th-12th, 2004, Heraklion, Greece - ESWS 2004
Is it possible to take advantage of Semantic Web technologies to support information portals design and implementation? The usage of metadata and ontologies in a framework to support semantic organizational information portals development.
Emanuele Della Valle, Maurizio Brioschi
Article [pdf - 203 KB] | Presentation [pdf - 588 KB]

Multiple Vehicles for a Semantic Navigation Across Hyper-environments - May 29th - June 2nd, 2005, Heraklion, Greece - ESWC 2005
The enahncement of the semantic organizational information portal framework: how to lever on conceptual models (in the form of ontologies) to develop multiple-views support within a portal and solve the so-called navigation problem. In this article we use the travel metaphor for web navigation and we propose a solution for building "vehicles" to support users' mobility across resources.
Irene Celino, Emanuele Della Valle
Article [pdf - 264 KB] | Presentation [pdf - 2.581 KB]


PAGE: A Distributed Infrastructure for Fostering RDF-Based Interoperability - June 13th-16th, 2006, Bologna, Italy - Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems ( DAIS 2006)
Emanuele Della Valle, Andrea Turati, Alessandro Ghioni
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