FREME PROJECT TURIN, 31 JULY 2015
Many industries are coping with new challenges and finding opportunities in the growing amount of digital content across languages, sectors and domains. Functionality like machine translation, entity recognition, or multilingual linked data sets - based on Linked data (LD) and language technology (LT) solutions - face several issues: e.g. a plethora of content formats to process, adaptability and “silo solution” dependency, and usability in an industry application scenario: the lack of adequate tooling for a given or new group of user types (authors, translators, data wranglers or scientists, etc.) in selected business scenarios.
services will improve the existing processes of digital content
management by providing a reusable set of open Application Programme
Interfaces and Graphical User Interfaces, thanks to the FREME framework.
The enhancement will go through the whole content value chain: content
creation (or authoring), content translation/localization, publishing
and access to content including cross-language sharing and personalised
FREME Project, a two years project funded by the European Commission
under the Horizon2020 research programme, started in February 2015
aiming at the opening of new opportunities for all sectors involved in
digital content management, and strengthening the position of the
European Union as provider of innovative multilingual products and
services based on digital content and data, addressing well-identified
industry and consumer market needs.
FREME Project intends to provide a set of interfaces for the enrichment
of textual digital contents, both multilingual enrichment, which is the
annotation of content with additional linguistic information in a
language or languages other than the language of content itself, and
semantic enrichment, which is the annotation of content with additional
information that transforms unstructured content into its structured
representation. FREME e-Services are based on existing and mature
bring the FREME innovation straight to the market, FREME e-Services
will be designed on the needs provided by four real world business
• Authoring and publishing multilingually and semantically enriched eBooks
• Integrating semantic enrichment into multilingual content in translation and localisation
• Enhancing the cross-language sharing and access to open agricultural and food data
• FREME-empowered personalised content recommendations.
the first six months of Project, FREME provides four e-Services, and
each one can be accessed as a Web service via a RESTFul interface. The
REST API design has been chosen to permit an easy integration of FREME
tools written in various programming languages. All FREME e-Services use
the Natural Language Processing Interchange Format, NIF, as the broker
format for access to the services and for interaction between the
FREME objectives span a wide range of business and research
communities, we have discussed FREME at many events, ranging from
cutting edge research conferences or industry specific events to EU
networking, related to the communities of data, language technology and
public sector information.” (based on the FREME Newsletter cover letter
by project coordinator: Prof. Felix Sasaki from DFKI, [email protected]).
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