[EXMO] past cooperation

Ready4SmartCities: ICT Roadmap and Data Interoperability for Energy Systems in Smart Cities (2013-2015)

Exmo is a partner of the FP7 Ready4SmartCities coordination and support action. The READY4SmartCities project intends to increase awareness and interoperability for the adoption of ICT and semantic technologies in energy system to obtain a reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emission at smart cities communities level through innovative relying on RTD and innovation outcomes and ICT-based solutions.

We are particularly interested in promoting the use of semantic technologies in this context. There seems to be a consensus about their usefulness. We will be more particularly in charge of displaying the benefits of maintaining correspondences between available ontologies.


Datalift (2010-2014)

Exmo coordinates with LIRMM the Datalift project whose goal is to produce a platform for publishing governmental data as linked data. Exmo is particularly involved in the generation of links between datasets.


See also Gabriel Klepeklian's interview.

Cameleon (2010-2014) Collaborative and Automatic Methods for the Multilingualisation of Lexica and Ontologies

The CAPES-COFECUB cameleon project aims at creating, reinforcing and continuing academic exchanges between French and Brazilian researchers in the domain of multilingual lexica and ontologies.

EXMO's main tasks is to contribute to multilingual matching and interfacing ontologies and lexica.


SEALS (2009-2012) Semantic Evaluation At Large Scale

Exmo was a partner of the SEALS European commission infrastructure project whose goal is to provide the infrastructure for evaluating semantic technologies. Jérôme Euzenat was vice-coordinator in charge of the research area and Cassiá Trojahn led the work package on ontology matching evaluation.

More particularly, Exmo has provided an infrastructure for evaluating ontology matching systems and algorithms, to be aggregated in the SEALS platform. This task involved:


TAE Mondeca (2010-2011)

Exmo has been subcontractor of the Mondeca company in a project for the OPOCE (the office for the official publications of the european union) which aims at developing a matching environment for thesauri.

Exmo's role is the integration of the Alignment API technology within Mondeca's thesaurus edition environment and the development and evaluation of new matchers adapted to thesauri matching.

Concerned thesauri are large multilingual vocabularies expressed in SKOS, such as Eurovoc.


DataRing (2009-2011)

Exmo participates, as part of the LIG partner, in the DataRing project about peer-to-peer data sharing for online communities. We work more directly with Marie-Christine Rousset and Manuel Atencia on trust in semantic peer-to-peer networks.


PHC STAR: Ontology distances for semantic social networks (2009-2011)

We collaborate with Jason Jung of Yeungnam University (Gyeongsan, South Korea) on further developing ontology distances and exploiting them in the context of semantic social networks. We have carried out experiments with students aiming at assessing the correlation between their affinity and the similarity between the ontology they design for annotating resources (pictures). We work with the team of Jason Jung at Yeungnam university (Gyeungsan, South Korea).


OntoCompo (2008-2011)

Exmo and Fred Freitas from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Recife) and Guillerme Bittencourt from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina have joined forces for designing modular ontology models and software support.


WebIntelligence (2006-2009)

Exmo is a partner of the WebIntelligence network of the Rhône-Alpes region of France.


NeOn (2006-2010)

Exmo is a partner of the NeOn integrated project dedicated to the development of an environment covering the whole lifecycle of networked ontologies, i.e., the ontologies considered with their links to other ontologies.

We more specifically consider the application of alignments as a way to express relations between ontologies in networked ontologies. This has made us develop module and context support based on alignments. We are integrating this work within design time support tools, i.e., the NeOn toolkit, and run time support tools, i.e., the Alignment server, Watson and Oyster.


Collaboration Université du Québec à Montréal (2006-)

We collaborate with the Université du Québec à Montréal (Petko Valtchev, UQàM) on the development and comparison of methods for ontology alignment. This has partly been supported by the WebFCA (Ingénierie d'ontologies à l'aide de l'analyse de concepts) CRT between INRIA and FQRNT.

We have developed and implemented the OWL-Lite Alignment algorithm (OLA).


WebContent (2006-2009)

Exmo is a partner of the WebContent French ANR-RNTL project. The project is dedicated to the development of an open platform for exploiting semantic web technologies in searching and managing information.

We are more specifically in charge of task 3.2 dealing with ontology matching. We are providing integrating the Alignment server and new matching algorithms to the WebContent platform.


Knowledge web (2004-2008)

Exmo, as part of INRIA is a founding and active member of the Knowledge Web Network of Excellence. Exmo coordinates work package 2.2 on heterogeneity.

In the framework of the T-rex researcher exchange of Knowledge web, Exmo has welcomed Pavel Shvaiko (U. Trento), Marc Ehrig (U. Karlsruhe) and Loredana Laera (U. Liverpool) in short-term intership and sent Antoine Zimmermann to Karlsruhe.

We have organised the SDK ontology working group meeting in Grenoble in May 2005 (SDK is a cluster of SEKT, DIP and Knowledge web European projects).


France Telecom R&D (2004-2007)

Exmo cooperate with France Telecom Research and Development on the use of contextual information (and, in particular, heterogeneous ontologies) in ambiant computing. This is the framework of Jérôme Pierson PhD thesis.


W3C RDF Data Access Working Group (2004-2007)

The W3C RDF Data Access Working Group (for short RDFDAG), as well as the Best practice group, resorted to the "Semantic Web Activity" of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Exmo (Jean-François Baget) has briefly represented INRIA among 25 other members of RDFDAG.

The group has designed a query language (SPARQL) and protocol for querying RDF documents.

More information can be found on this page.

We have extended SPARQL (see Path RDF as a query language for RDF).


Collaboration Université de Montréal (2003-2006)

We collaborate with the university of Montréal (Petko Valtchev, DIRO) on the development and comparison of methods for ontology alignment. This work has been supported by travel grants from the Consulat de France à Québec and Centre Jacques Cartier.

We have developed and implemented the OWL-Lite Alignment algorithm (OLA).


W3C WebOnt Working Group (2002-2004)

The W3C WebOnt Working Group (for short WebOnt) was one of the two working groups (along with RDF Core) that founded the "Semantic Web Activity" of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Exmo (Jean-François Baget and Jérôme Euzenat) represented INRIA among 53 other members of WebOnt.

WebOnt has designed the OWL language (a somewhat disordered acronym of Web Ontology Language)). OWL is a description logics based language (in the continuity of DAML+OIL), built on top of the other language designed in W3C semantic web activity: RDF. OWL is a recommendation of W3C since February 2004. We have more specifically worked on the OWL/XML presentation language and its translation to the OWL/RDF interchange format.

More information on WebOnt can be found on this page.


OntoWeb thematic network (2001-2004)

Exmo is involved in the OntoWeb thematic network on Ontology-based information exchange for knowledge management and electronic commerce funded by the IST program of the European Union. The INRIA node of OntoWeb consists of ACACIA, AXIS (Sophia-Antipolis), Orpailleur (Lorraine) and Exmo (Rhône-Alpes). Exmo represents the INRIA node at the ontoweb board and is in charge of the work package 5 dedicated to promoting world-wide collaboration (on OntoWeb's topics). It has taken part in the organization of the 1st international Semantic Web Working Symposium held in Stanford, July 30-August 1st 2001.


Transmorpher (2001-2003)

The FluxMedia company and Exmo have join their forces for developping the Transmorpher platform, an innovative XML document transformation environments built on top of XSLT. This action has shortly benefited from an INRIA "Software development operation".


Action spécifique ``web sémantique'' (2001-2002)

The STIC department within CNRS has funded some specific actions (" actions spécifiques ") in order to study research opportunities in particular areas. EXMO has been involved in the one devoted to the "semantic web" headed by Jean Charlet, Philippe Laublet and Chantal Reynaud. This action involves CAMS, LRI, LORIA, LIRIS, LIMOS (as CNRS units) and Assistance publique and other INRIA teams such as ACACIA and ORPAILLEUR.

The goal of our prospective work was to identify strong points in French research and their contribution to the semantic web and its development at the international level. We have more particularly considered the aspect of languages [baget2003a] in which we are otherwise involved (see WebOnt above).

Première contribution d'Exmo | Texte sur les langages | Contribution WS et SHS


INA (2000-2003)

Exmo cooperate with INA's research department for indexing audio-visual documents. This is the framework of Raphaël Troncy PhD thesis.


Escrire (1999-2001)

Escrire is a proper ``Action de recherche concertée (ARC)'' of INRIA (with France telecom funding) which aims at comparing the advantages and drawbacks of three different knowledge representation formalisms in the task of representing document contents. It involves three INRIA projects: ACACIA (Sophia-Antipolis), Orpailleur (Lorraine) and Sherpa/EXMO (Rhône-Alpes).
For more details, see associated web page.


Ardeco (1999-2000)

The ARDECO project aims at improving reuse in collaborative CAD (in the domain of mechanics). It is a multi-disciplinar project involving ergonomics, software engineering and artificial intelligence. It is funded by CNRS in its Prosper program (programme scientifique de systèmes de production). The partners are:

Two converging tracks are developped in the project: (1) psychological studies about the way engineers reuse design and (2) artificial intelligence support for finding the most suitable reusable part of a design. The study is centered around the CATIA CAD tool developped by Dassault systèmes in the context of a partner's case study (non disclosed).

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Collaboration UQàM (1998-2000)

The project collaborates with the Université du Québec à Montréal (Laboratoire de Traitement de l'Information et de sa Structure) on comparing methods and formalisms for structured knowledge representation. It spreads over three area of interest:

This collaboration has been partially funded by the Centre Jacques Cartier.
Pr. Guy Mineau (Université Laval, Québec) has visited INRIA in december 1998 and Petko Valtchev visited UQàM in february 1999. Petko Valtchev will be in post-doctoral stay in Montréal during the year 2000. The goal of the work is to combine the Galois lattice approach and the metric approach in clustering conceptual graphs.

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