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In this framework optical switching is seen as an important research topic and new approaches and concepts are emerging. In this work two such concepts are illustrated. The first is viewing a transparent optical network as a single entity, where transmission and switching are not treated as separate blocks consisting of non-interacting entities: optical(More)
We outline work performed within the framework of a current EC project. The goal is to construct a language-independent information system for a specific domain (environment/ecology/biodiversity) anchored in a language-independent ontology that is linked to wordnets in seven languages. For each language, information extraction and identification of(More)
The revolution in information technology is making open sources more accessible, ubiquitous, and valuable. The international Intelligence Communities have seen open sources grow increasingly easier and cheaper to acquire in recent years. Up to 80% of electronic data is textual and most valuable information is often encoded in pages which are neither(More)
The Web is a huge virtual space where to express and share individual opinions, influencing any aspect of life, with implications for marketing and communication alike. Social Media are influencing consumersâ preferences by shaping their attitudes and behaviors. Monitoring the Social Media activities is a good way to measure customersâ(More)
The availability of huge amount of data from a bewildering variety of sources leads to the well-identified nowadays paradox: an overload of information means no usable knowledge. Text Mining and Knowledge Management technologies are therefore assuming a key role for many organizations: in order to propose competitive products or services it is necessary to(More)
The world has fundamentally changed as the Internet has become a universal means of communication. The Web is a huge virtual space where to express individual opinions and influence any aspect of life. Internet contains a wealth of data that can be mined to detect valuable opinions, with implications even in the political arena. Nowadays the Web sources are(More)
The Web is a huge virtual space where to express and share individual opinions, influencing any aspect of life, with implications for marketing and communication alike. Social Media are already an important marketing arena. This paper describes, on one hand, the characteristics of Sentiment Analysis and, on the other hand, the results of its application to(More)
This paper describes a content enabling system that provides deep semantic search and information access to large quantities of distributed multimedia data for both experts and general public. It provides with a language independent search and dynamic classification features for a broad range of data collected from several sources in a number of culturally(More)