Jana Herwig

RDFS in Knowledge Management: DYONIPOS

The Austrian Ministry of Finance participated in a usecase within the DYONIPOS (DYnamic ONtology based Integrated Process OptimiSation) project – my colleague Tassilo Pellegrini spoke to members of the use case project team: Josef Makolm from the Ministry of Finance, Michael Granitzer from KnowCenter Graz, and Doris Ipsmiller, consulting and development firm m2n. The DYONIPOS specs in short:

  • DYONIPOS uses an ontology based, semantic layer for providing a single-point-of-access to all information sources like e-mails, document repositories, yellow pages etc., thereby disambiguating existing information.
  • Knowledge discovery technologies map unstructured artifacts into the ontology and expand the semantic layer by identifying relevant relationships.
  • DYONIPOS interprets the current task of the user, deduces and delivers the information needed – the user does not have to search explicitly, nor does he have to know in which repository some piece of information may be found.
  • RDFS is used to harmonize the different repositories and integrate all kinds of different information sources for providing one single view on a company’s repository.
  • DYONIPOS uses graph-based principles not only for harmonizing data, but also for the definition of workflows and processes: workflows can be modelled using RDFS; there is no need to pre-compile workflows as they are interpreted on the fly and can be changed easily.

The use case project was awarded with the Science Award for the Most Innovative E-Government Application which was part of the 8th e-Government competition under the patronage of the German Ministry of Internal Affairs; a competition that was open to federal, state and local administration in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Congratulations! Learn more about the project in the interview, or on the project website.