Babylon & Ontology – Multilingual and Cognitive e-Learning Management System via PDA Phone
BONy is a sort of European Educational Social Network, an active online community where everybody could share knowledge and benefit from other users’ knowledge alike. It enables real-time communication between knowledge seekers and appropriate experts via its chat interface. In addition, users might edit notebooks or semantic Wikis and thus contribute to a constantly growing knowledge base. The social network includes an expert finding system and a user reputation system, too. The project also creates an interactive e-course on Project Cycle Management in Italian, Spanish, Greek, English, French, German, Polish, Hungarian, Slovakian, Czech and Catalan languages. In particular, BONy explores, develops and finally integrates the following cognitive technologies:
- ontological representation of content, semantic web-based approach for knowledge sharing allowing the collaborative creation and up-dating of the educational material;
- user profiling and intelligent recommending systems allowing the automatic definition of a formative path depending on trainees’ objectives and pre-existent knowledge;
- social network analysis aimed at the creation of a cooperative model in order to assess users’ skills and competences into different areas of interest, to select automatically training partners from the established network.
PMF Research develops an ontology describing the knowledge domain and a Multilingual and Semantic Search engine to retrieve multilingual information.