Research Partners

Human-Computer Studies Lab (UvA) logo Human-Computer Studies Lab (UvA)

HCS, formally known as SWI, has a long tradition in modeling and knowledge representation which started in the European projects KADS and CommonKADS creating a methodology for the development of knowledge based systems. HCS started work on ontologies in the Grasp project in which ontologies were used to support annotation and retrieval of stolen and found art objects and the IMAT project for semi-automatic fragmentation and labeling of large collections of written material to facilitate reuse in training material. Recent projects are concerned with annotation and search in cultural heritage databases, information retrieval, categorising text fragments as well as populating ontologies with information from the World Wide Web. Since 1985 HCS has a stable stream working on tools to facilitate this research and to consolidate essential components of projects HCS has cooperated in.
prof. dr. B.J. Wielinga
Human Computer-Studies Laboratory
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Kruislaan 419, Matrix 1
1098 VA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel.: +31 (0)20 888 4689
Fax.: +31 (0)20 888 6896
Institute for Law and Computer Sciences (Saarland University) logo Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR

The Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR (CNR- ILC) has been working in the field of Computational Linguistics since 1967. CNR-ILC has been a major promoter of the notion of Language Resources (LRs) as the central component of the "linguistic infrastructure", aware also of its economical and political implications, has coordinated the major LRs and standardisation initiatives in the last decade and has often been promoter of new "paradigms" in the field. It has designed and built several types of corpora and large lexicons with related ontologies, has developed a complete chain of tools for very robust processing of the Italian language, tools for acquisition of information from corpora, word-sense disambiguation and has developed technologies for several application domains amongst which ontology acquisition and structuring.
CNR-ILC has participated in 51 EC Projects, coordinating 15 of them, and has participated in 4 National Projects as Coordinator. It is represented in many international and national Committees, Boards, and Associations, and has many collaborations with industries, Ministries, regions, public administrations, etc.
Nicoletta Calzolari Zamorani
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNR
Area della Ricerca di Pisa San Cataldo
Via G. Moruzzi No. 1
56124 Pisa

Tel.: +39 050 315 2870
Fax.: +39 050 315 2839
Institute for Law and Computer Sciences (Saarland University) logo Institute for Law and Computer Sciences,
Universität des Saarlandes

Maximilian Herberger
Institut für Rechtsinformatik
Universität des Saarlandes
Postfach 151150
D-66041 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 (0)681-302-3105
Fax: +49 (0)681-302-4469

Industrial Partners

ECOR welcomes approaches from companies interested in a variety of different forms of partnership. Commercial organizations are invited to draw on the resources of ECOR and on the research expertise of its Member organizations. The benefits of partnership, dependent on the form chosen, include:
  • possibility of proposing new high priority research topics
  • notification of research proposals and invitation to join relevant consortia
  • provide internships for graduate students in our academic institutions or at the partner's premisses
  • personalised consultancy designed to show how ontology can be applied in a commercial environment
  • training in ontology tailored to the needs of a specific business
  • participation in publications, conferences and workshops
  • dissemination of results and of services
  • notification of upcoming events
For more information, please contact the executive director.
Ontologyworks logo Ontology Works Inc.

Ontology Works, Inc. (OWI) is a software company that builds software rooted in the study of Ontology and is the leading source of ontology construction software, ontology-based database software, and ontology-based information integration software.
OWI provides software for the Enterprise Database and Enterprise Information Integration markets, and is the first to market with a full complement of patented ontology-driven products for management, integration, and modeling of enterprise information resources.
Bill Andersen

Ontology Works Inc.
1132 Annapolis Rd, Suite 104
Odenton, MD 21113

Tel.: +1 410-674-7600