BONY ‐ Babylon and ONtology

Babylon & Ontology – Multilingual and Cognitive e-Learning Management System via PDA Phone

BONy is a European Educational Social Network. This project was financed with the support of the European Commission in the field of the “Lifelong Learning Programme” programme, managed by EACEA.

BONy is developed with the aim to create a new generation of Learning Management System, capable to create multilingual formative training programmes projected on specific requirements, using forms of artificial intelligence.

The idea originates from the intention of changing the paradigm of on‐line learning, creating a European Educational Social Network for social and collaborative learning, knowledge sharing and knowledge production. In BONy Social Network, users can cover the double role of Teachers or Students depending on their professional and linguistic skills or on their educational needs. Thus, we sponsor a collaborative and diffused model of social education.

BONy creates an active online community where everybody can share knowledge and benefits from other users’ knowledge alike. The BONy technology automatically channels user questions to competent users who are willing to help. BONy enables real‐time communication between knowledge seekers and appropriate experts via its chat interface. In addition, users can edit notebooks or semantic Wikis and thus contributing to a constantly growing knowledge base. The Social Network includes an Expert finding system and a user reputation system, too.

PMF Research also develops an Ontology describing the Knowledge domain and a Multilingual and Semantic Search engine to retrieve multilingual information. This engine can be implemented further for World Wide Web information retrieval.

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Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2009

Total budget

491.203,00 €

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