Co-presented by Vincenzo Orabona, Enterprise Architect, Eustema Spa
In this demo, we want to report an application of our semantic CMS to a real case study: the “Intrage” Portal (http://www.intrage.it). In particular, our aim is to show the advantages related to the application of semantic technologies for managing contents within a Web Information Portal. First of all, we present the capabilities of our solution, then we’ll show in which stage of the Content Lifecycle Process we are able to create added value respect to a standard CMS solution and, at last, the measures used to evaluate the results . In the following list, we report the features offered by the framework:
The Intrage Web Portal (http://www.intrage.it/) was created to help “over 50” people to fulfill all those needs concerning with their life and to have some suggestions about future issues such as: retirement and social assistance. It means that the main topics used within it are: jobs, retirements, health, insurance, taxation, social welfare, homelife, consumer. The ontology, implemented to enhance content metadata, has been represented by a SKOS taxonomy where the “top” concepts were defined starting from the thematic channels already provided (main topics) that were enriched with other concepts provided by the “Nuovo Soggettario” taxonomy, published by the Library of Florence (http://thes.bncf.firenze.sbn.it/). Particular SKOS properties have been used to link the different concepts, together with some references to Wikipedia. Other resources have been prepared filtering NER data from a DBPedia dump and collecting geospatial data from Geonames. They have been used to enable entity annotation and linking process, according to the LOD paradigm. Semantic retrieval facilities are finally available to find contents of interest both for editing and browsing/searching aims. In the following, we summarize all the main advantages derived by the application of semantic technologies to the content management problem for the proposed case study.
We have to try to “measure” the introduced benefits for final users derived from the application of semantic technologies to a CMS environment. In particular, measurements have been performed to “quantify” the effective utility of the discussed advantages, defining different types of indicators using a “ five stars” rating model. During the demo we’ll show all these advantages, together with the indicators and their values, used for the results evaluation.
Vincenzo holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, and he works for Eustema as Enterprise Architect, within the R&D team, since 2012. Since 2003, when he started working, he was always interested in Research topics. During his job experiences, his knowledge grew up about security concerns, like Public-Key encryption algorithms, GIS systems and their interoperability using OGC standards, Mobile Computing, OSes and APPs development. He learned to work in team, the importance of knowledge sharing and to accept defeats, but also to smile for the wins in the research challenges. Once in Eustema, he spent most of last three years studying the Semantic Web technologies, investigating on W3C standards for data modelling (RDF/OWL), the data querying (SPARQL) and, more generally speaking, about Best Practices and Issues for the “Web of Data”, LOD reusing and foundational-schema ontology learning, comprised. He published some scientific papers and has achieved different ITIL v3 certifications, so as Togaf 9.1 Foundation and Certified (level 1 and 2).
He holds Degree in Computer Engineering at “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. He held the Software Architect role in ICT projects, with more than 10 years’ experience in software analysis, design and development. He worked in a company specialized in semantic technologies, where he learned methodologies and techniques for management of complex software development processes and products, applying agile and scrum methodologies. In Eustema he has been involved in several projects dealing with knowledge management, semantic modelling, information extraction and retrieval, and aimed to various enterprise contexts, as Reputation Management, Social Business, User Centric Process Design, Rich Internet Application and Semantic Enterprise. He achieved “Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect” certification in 2013. He participates to Apache Open Source community for Apache Marmotta project as committer and PPMC member. He was lecturer in SEBD 2014 and DATA 2014 conferences, presenting papers “CMS towards semantic interoperability” and “A Semantic Content Management System for e-Gov Applications”.