KIM Semantic Text Management System

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The KIM System is a semantic text management system produced by OntoText AD.






  • (Popov et al., 2004) ⇒ Borislav Popov, Atanas Kiryakov, Damyan Ognyanoff, Dimitar Manov, Angel Kirilov. (2004). “KIM - A Semantic Platform For Information Extraction and Retrieval.” In: Journal of Natural Language Engineering, 10. doi:10.1017/S135132490400347X
    • ABSTRACT: The KIM platform provides a novel Knowledge and Information Management framework and services for automatic semantic annotation, indexing, and retrieval of documents. It provides a mature and semantically enabled infrastructure for scalable and customizable information extraction (IE) as well as annotation and document management, based on GATE. 1 Our understanding is that a system for semantic annotation should be based upon a simple model of real-world entity concepts, complemented with quasi-exhaustive instance knowledge. To ensure efficiency, easy sharing, and reusability of the metadata we introduce an upper-level ontology. Based on the ontology, a large-scale instance base of entity descriptions is maintained. The knowledge resources involved are handled by use of state-of-the-art Semantic Web technology and standards, including RDF(S) repositories, ontology middleware and reasoning. From a technical point of view, the platform allows KIM-based applications to use it for automatic semantic annotation, for content retrieval based on semantic queries, and for semantic repository access. As a framework, KIM also allows various IE modules, semantic repositories and information retrieval engines to be plugged into it. This paper presents the KIM platform, with an emphasis on its architecture, interfaces, front-ends, and other technical issues.


  • (Popov et al., 2003) ⇒ Borislav Popov, Atanas Kiryakov, Damyan Ognyanoff, Dimitar Manov, Angel Kirilov, and Damyan Goranov, (2003). “KIM - Semantic Annotation Platform.” In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Semantic Web Conference.
  • The KIM Platform: Semantic Annotation.
    • We consider semantic annotations this: The information what entities appear where in a text. Actually, the references from the text to a semantic repository with further knowledge.
    • Annotation:
      • Annotation has two meanings in the contemporary English (according to WordNet, similar in Merriam-Webster):
        • note, annotation, notation: a comment (usually added to a text);
        • annotation, annotating -- the act of adding notes.
      • In the linguistics (and particularly in the computational one) annotation is considered a formal note added to specific part of the text. There are number of alternatives regarding the organization, structuring, and preservation of annotations. For instance, all the markup languages (HTML, SGML, XML, etc.) can be considered as a schemata for embedded annotation. Contrary there are models suggesting that the annotations should be kept detached (non-embedded) from the content, i.e.
    • Semantic Annotations
      • We refer to semantic annotation in the same time as (i) sort of meta-data and (ii) the process of generation of such meta-data.