GEISER: From Sensor Data to Internet-based Geo Services

GEISER is a collaboration project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the Smart Service World innovation program. Together with partners from industry and academia, in GEISER we're building an open, service-based cloud platform for the acquisition, transformation, storage, integration, quality assurance, and efficient processing of sensor based geo data. Use cases addressed in the project include data-driven geomarketing for small and medium-sized businesses and retailers, smart routing services, technician operational planning, and smart search for parking spaces. As a consortium member, metaphacts will focus on designing and implementing scalable backend services for the storage, retrieval, and processing of semantic geo data, by combining state-of-the-art semantic data management with Big Data technologies for scale-out and GPU acceleration.

To learn more about the Geiser project download our project brochure (available in German only) or visit the project website »

To learn more about data-driven geomarketing please visit our use case page »

DIESEL: Distributed Search in Large Enterprise Data

DIESEL logo DIESEL, a project run by metaphacts in collaboration with Zazuko and AKSW and funded by EUROSTARS-2 / EUREKA, aims at leveraging the advantages of Linked Data technologies to design and deliver a scalable semantic search engine for large enterprises.

The system will help enterprises connect, understand and find the information they need within a short time, by integrating and querying disparate data sources as a service. Using rich interfaces, the system will capture end-user information needs and allow users to extend their results with similar concepts. The results of these global searches will be displayed as comprehensive, targeted answers.

The aim of the research project is to reduce the time needed for global searches in the enterprise and enhance efficiency, reduce costs and improve the decision making process by reducing information noise and overload.

To learn more about the Diesel project please visit the project website

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ResearchSpace: Creating the Cultural Heritage Knowledge Graph

metaphacts was selected by the British Museum to develop an agile application for search, annotation and visualization for humanities and cultural heritage research, as part of the ResearchSpace project. Within the ResearchSpace project, the project consortium aims at developing a collaborative platform for humanities and cultural heritage research using knowledge representation and Semantic Web technologies. The ResearchSpace search and annotation system will be based on the metaphacts platform and will deliver powerful features such as an intelligent clipboard for copying, pasting, filtering and organizing items, semantic search, faceted search, text-based annotations and assertion representation.

To learn more about ResearchSpace and our solution for the cultural heritage domain, please access our solution page and take a look at the demo video. Make sure to also try out our ResearchSpace public system and take the guided tour to see how our solution works in practice.