For those who believe in smart content and that it is necessary for semantic content, they might find Interactive Knowledge Stack (IKS) interesting. It provides a framework for semanticizing managed content.

CMS Wire brought this to our attention in their article, “IKS Means Semantic Intelligence for Content Management, But Will it Survive?” Content management systems lack the capability for semantic web enabled, intelligent content, and therefore lack the capacity for users to interact with the content at the user’s knowledge level. IKS is open source, designed to integrate with open-source web and enterprise content management systems.

The project is the work of a consortium that consists of seven academic research groups and six industrial partners. It is funded by European Union research program grants and was accepted into the Apache incubator program, as Apache Stanbol, in November 2010.

Melody K. Smith

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