DISIT Major Technologies & Tools, with TRL: Technology Readiness Level

DISIT has produced and maintains updated a number of interesting and largely appreciated/downloaded and used technologies and tools/services.

see Index of OnLine Services and Tools

Some of them have obtained the ranking of innovative solutions by the Italian Agency of the prime Ministry presidency, others have been several times mentioned and adopted in industrial applications, received awards, mentioned by Europeana, etc.
All of them has been assessed and classified according to TRL (Technology Readiness Level) model of the European Commission for IA projects. Among the most appreciated we can be mention those reported in the next table. Many others key enabling technologies and tools are listed in the project descriptions.

DISIT Lab is publishing a selection of its own tools as Open Source on GITHUB:
https://github.com/disit , see for the list http://www.disit.org/6763

Snapshot and link to access at the tool or demonstrator  TRL  description and links
log-lod TRL 6 – technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)

Linked Open Data, are complex structures to be understood if you just access to them for their exploitation and reuse. Linked Open Graph is a tool for browsing LOD selecting relationships among URI elements and their attributes can be a solution for developer for data and knowledge engineers, and saving them and sharing them with other colleagues. LOG can be also used on portals and services need to cope with relationships among Users, Contents and external sources. For these cases the Linked Open Graph provides algorithms and tools to solve the problem dynamically showing the relationships and resolving connections. The Users can play with graph elements moving and zooming, turning on/off connections, filtering and expanding, exploring and playing to see more information, exploiting connection with LOD, etc. (INFO) Click on the picture on the left to access at dbPedia, Sii-Mobility, Europeana, Cultura italia, British Museum, Linked Geo Data via Linked Open Graph. GET flyer on LOG

Transport Systems and Smart City Ontology and reasoning tools (get the document) TRL 6 – technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies) Transport Systems and Smart City Ontology , Km4City, The ontology and tool and be accessed from LOG LOD service of DISIT. It integrates: administrative models, geo elements, time reasoning, space reasoning, transport elements and data, sensors, people, points of interests, street guide, etc. The ontology is under usage in a number of smart city projects. Among them Sii-Mobility.
-- Km4City mobile app Android
-- Km4City API
-- Km4City development tools
-- Km4City Smart Decision Support System
-- Km4City web app tool
service map TRL 6 – technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies) ServiceMap (http://servicemap.disit.org ) a map based query interface to access at the km4City Transport Systems and Smart City Ontology and reasoning tools (get the document) populated by over than 300 open data coming from Florence, and Tuscany, about: trasportation, point of interest, services, educational instititions, bus stops, parking, and much more... The user may select the bus lines, and the sevice to discover the correlations and to access at the semantic model expressed and represented as Linked Open Graph. 
osim TRL 5 – technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)

A tool for semiautomated conversion of textual sources to ontology as RDF stores and knowledge base.
Collaborative tool for SKOS management
and automated production of skos and ontologies in OSIM project. it is just the front end of a system for knowledge mining and management, that uses natural language processing, NLP, algorithms and tools. The tool allows the extraction and management of knowledge for large institutions, taking into account, web pages, of CV, courses, etc. and also publications. The present version is processing a large number of content. To give an example: Indexed: 80000 publications, 30000 authors, 40000 authors from UNIFI, 50 and now 24 departments, thousands of courses, etc. Billions of information in RDF store. An extended version is presently working on indexing more than 60 millions on web pages and documents organizing connected to the Tuscany research and industry area, aggregating and organizing them into a unique ontology for semantic query and navigation. OSIM, DiCCoF flyers

osim2 TRL 5 – technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies) Semantic Query tool and wizard (access to the OSIM service ) on the basis of OSIM RDF database queried by SPARQL allowing:
  • semantic search to retrieve ranked information. For computing  ranking it is possible to make use of term frequency as a factor weighting within the ranking algorithm thus resulting robust on uncertainties;
  • semantic indexing for search engine optimization and fuzzy queries, thus correcting eventual typos (fusion of technologies regarding RDF with uncertainty and fuzzy models);
  • exploiting inferential engine to increase the system intelligence, increasing robustness via similarities and relationships among terms;
  • improving the engine for providing results to the users and permitting them to navigate in the mesh of relationships among FOAF entities and results.
  • grounded on the Academy ontology defined and published on Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, by KSI, US.
axcp TRL 8 – system complete and qualified

AXCP tool parallel and distributed processing of automated semantic computing and production, framework and tools to setup called AXCP tool, developed as a starting point in AXMEDIS, IEEE Multimedia of April 2012, and further developed in many other projects and years of work. Thousands of downloads per month from many freeware and shareware distributors and from AXMEDIS web site.
This tools belongs to the set of AXMEDIS tools that can be used to set up a DRM based solution.
Adopted by ECLAP, APREToscana, IUF, and many other portals.
AXCP flyer and technical note

Content Processing Media Grid
Selected by
Innovation Selected from the Italy of Innovators

developed starting from one of the results of AXMEDIS project axmedislogo.
TRL 8 – system complete and qualified ECLAP social TV on Samsung Smart TV connected with ECLAP Service http://www.eclap.eu
ECLAP on http://www.eclap.eu is distributing more than 180.000 content objects, coming from more than 32 prestigious European institutions: images, video, documents, audio, ebook, ePub, animations, slides, playlists, collections, 3D, braille music, annotations, etc. The ECLAP Smart TV application and chanel provides you access to video and images. ECLAP is a network making use of advanced tools for the production and dissemination of the rich performative arts European heritage.
www.disit.org/6462 TRL 7 – system prototype demonstration in operational environment Automated Ingestor from Open data to Ontology converter. Knowledge base construction tool, data harvesting, Open data ingestion and reconciliation.
Description of the technical solution
Massive Data ingestion process tools for SmartCity, Open Data coming from several formats, web services, etc. It automate the ingestion process and transformations from Open Data to RDF, OWL, from OD to a set of possible noSQL databases. It may be integrated with XSLT, and also Pentaho Kettle, and Karma, and with AXCP of DISIT as well.  Well tuned for Hbase, Sesame, OWLIM, etc.
-- RIM and DIM tools see  Km4city web page
msp TRL 7 – system prototype demonstration in operational environment

MyStoryPlayer: a non linear audiovisual annotation tool accessible on ECLAP. MyStoryPlayer model and tools to perform and execute personal experiences as non-linear stories by following temporal and logical relationships formalized via semantic annotations. It is grounded on an RDF model and server, from which the player can progressively stream and play the annotations. The several media and info can be clicked to change the context and create personalize experiences and navigation. MyStoryPlayer can be also used as a stand alone tool. MyStoryPlayer is also promoted on Europeana. create and record your annotations and experiences.SEE MyStoryPlayer on DISIT In MyStoryPlayer, any media segment can be an annotation for another media element, the single media may be used as a basis to create an infinite number of media annotations. The user may navigate in the audiovisual annotations, thus creating its own non-linear experience. The solution may be adopted for modeling educational materials such as those that can be created for medical and theatrical environments.Download the MyStoryPlayer Flyer.

socialgraph TRL 6 – technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies) Social graph: See it working on ECLAP Social network. It allows connecting and relating people, content, actions, etc., navigating among them, exploiting Open data and Linked Open Data, exploiting name resolution via dbPedia, geoname resolution, etc., Also promoted on Europeana Social graph is an application that allows to view and interact with the ECLAP’s elements. With a graph representation is possible to see for each object (video, user, group etc.) the elements associated, according to the existing relations. The basic idea for this navigation tool is to make the user experience on semantic world and Open Data much more intuitive, associative and social; this will definitely lead to find new connections within the content and with other users on the ECLAP portal and the world. Social Graph flyer
timeline TRL 3 – experimental proof of concept TimeLine as Time Navigator: The Timeline is based on a set of tools to solve, browse and navigate on the several kinds of dates associated with content. In the performing arts context, each single content may have several different dates associated with. For example, the date of the first performance, those of the other performances, the date of upload on ECLAP, the date of production, the date of publication, the last modification date, etc. Dates have been disambiguated and mined since they came from more than 35 collections, 13 languages, and on 180000 content elements we obtained about 1 millions dates.
cbir TRL 4 – technology validated in lab

XMediaCBIR: cross media Content Based information retrieval demonstrator, more then 15 different semantic descriptors for images are used to indexing and retrieval images. Other text based similarity estimation algorithms have been developed and are used in ECLAP, APRETOSCANA, etc.

Adopted in ECLAP, see demonstrator on DISIT Demonstration is based on about 120.000 images of ECLAP as: posters, photo, scores, video, documents, etc. that is real cross media.

contentorganizer TRL 9 – actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing in the case of key enabling technologies; or in space)

Content Organizer, iPhone (see it on Apple Store), iPad, Android, Windows Phone for e-learning, and cultural heritage. content organizer for mobile devices with augmented reality, gps, QR, retrieval, indexing, ebook, cross media, Also available on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone. Adopted on ECLAP, APRETOSCANA, Mobile Medicine, IUF, etc.
Available on AppleStore, Android, and Windows market.
Download the Content Organizer Flyer

Selected by
Innovation Selected from the Italy of Innovators

mobileemergency TRL 5 – technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)

Mobile EmergencyMobile Emergency, an Apple App for iPhone (see web page on DISIT). A tool to manage emergency in the hospital area. Developed in collaboration with the Maxi Emergency group on Mobile Medicine The solution also implies the connection with a server to manage the emergencies and the help for people involved in getting the exit and the collecting centers according to model of interventions. The mobile application provide and integrated indoor and outdoor inertial navigation system and model.
Mobile Emergency Flyer
SEE Mobile Emergency on DISIT
Selected by
Innovation Selected from the Italy of Innovators

nameestractor TRL 6 – technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies) Name extractor and resolver: we have solved the above problems by: (i) implementing natural language processing, NLP, algorithms for mining the multilingual data set to extract person names, identify synonymous, and search them to dbPedia and as well as on geonames. NLP algorithms identify names and are supported by a back office NameMiningManager, see the figure at the end of this page. The name manager allows to navigate in the resolved names, assess  the quality, perform eventual correction, activate specific tasks. (ii) identified person names can be classified either as: portal users, vip names on dpPedia, or generic person names. For each of these categories links has been established to see from each object the citation, to report them into the linked open data, to make them accessible on the Social Graph. (iii) identified geographical names that are related to the content via the metadata and via the Social Graph. Thus also made accessible as Linked Open Data. over 180000 objects, 25000 distinct names have been identified with, 180 synonyms, 2100 links with dpPedia, etc. Used in ECLAP and Apretoscana