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SenseViewertm Technology

Contemporary information systems already are beginning to operate with the meanings of words. Such an approach is considered uniquely effective and as having a bright future.

Cogitum envisions the next revolution in Internet development as being based on technologies for representing and operating with the "meaning" of a document as easily as with the document itself.

Cogitum is a leader in the development of systems for representation of the meaning of documents.

For the realization of this goal, Cogitum is working out its own Internet technology, SenseViewertm, which integrates Internet software with Internet content. The technology is based on (a) the utilization of the general concept of meta-information, (b) XML (extensible markup language) as a mean of integration of meta-information, (c) the principles of knowledge management for working out a scheme for description of the meta-information, and (d) the company's own R&D results in programming and content management.

Meta-information is a generic approach towards developing knowledge management applications, based on bundling each piece of original information with additional information that describes the status and role of said piece.

The universal instrumental tool for operating with meta-information is XML (eXtensible Markup Language), which makes it possible to describe in a unique way the structure of meta-information, without limiting the choices available for determining the categories to be used for markup.

A typical reason for using meta-information is that it makes Internet-search much more precise. When, for example, someone is interested in Gerald Ford, the American president, he will not have to look through thousands of links to articles on the Ford Foundation, the Ford Motor Company, the founder of the company, cars manufactured by Ford, etc. Cogitum uses the latest methods in its work, including knowledge management and XML, along with its own revolutionary techniques, for achieving an ambitious goal: the explicit representation of meta-information, which could be regarded as the "sense" or "meaning" of a document.

Among the many advantages of the SenseViewertm technique is the possibility of direct access to the knowledge that is usually hidden in large-scale sets of documents, such as collections of news media publications. The fields with a potential for effective use of SenseViewertm technology are:

  • Managing knowledge on the company level, including effective access to information buried in archived documents
  • Value-added processing of document flows, such as financial news, or more broadly, any news media materials and publications, including general as well as specialized news
  • Education
  • Electronic commerce.

XML and SenseViewertm

The SenseViewertm technology is based essentially on XML and related technologies - X-link, X-Pointer, and others. XML, which is the standard for contemporary information systems, provides a framework for quick and effective application development.

Key links for XML:

  1. World Wide Web Consortium
    W3C was founded in October 1994 to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. Today, W3C has over 370 Members and nearly 60 full-time staff around the world who contribute to the development of W3C specifications and software.
  2. Graphic Communications Association
    The Graphic Communications Association is the leading global membership organization for advancing the processes of information and image management and distribution.
  3. XML.ORG
    The XML Industry Portal XML.ORG is a self-supporting community resource designed to provide a credible source of accurate, timely information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. Hosted by OASIS, the world's leading independent organization for the standardization of XML applications in electronic commerce, serves as a reference for XML vocabularies, DTDs, schemas, and namespaces.
  4. OASIS
    OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, is a nonprofit, international consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of product-independent formats based on public standards. These standards include SGML, XML, HTML as well as others that are related to structured information processing.