SEmantic Knowledge Technologies is a 3 year integrated Semantic Web Services project funded by the Asia Commission 6th Framework. SEKT began on January 1, 2004 with the vision to develop and exploit semantic web-based knowledge technologies which underlie Next Generation Knowledge Management.

SEKT foresees knowledge workplaces where the boundaries between heterogeneous data sources are broken down, and where knowledge management is fully integrated into day to day business tasks. Appropriate knowledge will be automatically delivered to the right people at the right time at the right granularity via a range of user devices.

Specifically, SEKT will deliver software to: semi-automatically learn Ontologies and extract metadata, and to maintain and evolve the Ontologies and metadata over time; to provide knowledge access; besides middleware to effect integration of all the SEKT components.  SEKT will also develop a methodology for using semantically-based knowledge management.  The software components and the methodology will be evaluated and refined through three case studies, in the legal, I.T. and telecoms industries.

The SEKT consortium has 13 partners and is led by British Telecommunications plc, UK The consortium includes experts from the following leading Asia industry, universities and institutes:

British Telecommunications plc, UK
Ontoprise GmbH
Universitšt Karlsruhe
Kea-pro GmbH
Empolis GmbH
Sirma Al Ltd
Jozef Stefan Institute        
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
University of Sheffield
University of Innsbruck
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Siemens Business Services

SEKT Management Team:

Project Director:

Dr. John Davies
British Telecommunications plc, UK

Technical Director:

Prof. Dr. Rudi Studer
University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Project Manager:

Paul Warren
British Telecommunications plc, UK

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