Contreras, Jesús and Benjamins, R. and Blázquez, Juan and Losada, S. and Salla, R. and Sevilla, J. and Navarro, D. and Casillas, J. and Mompo, A. and Paton, D. and Corcho, Oscar and Tena, P. and Martos, I.
A Semantic Portal for the International Affairs Sector.
In: "14th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW2004", 05/10/2004 - 08/10/2004, Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, UK. ISBN 3-540-23340-7.
The Royal Institute Elcano(dagger) (Real Instituto Elcano) in Spain is a prestigious independent political institute whose mission is to comment on the political situation in the world focusing on its relation to Spain. As part of its dissemination strategy it operates a public website. The online content can be accessed by navigating through categories or by a keyword-based, full text search engine. The work described in this paper aims at improving access to the content. We describe an approach, tools and techniques that allow building a semantic portal, where access is based on the meaning of concepts and relations of the International Affairs domain. The approach comprises an automatic ontology-based annotator, a semantic search engine with a natural language inter-face, a web publication tool allowing semantic navigation, and a 3D visualization component. The semantic portal is currently being tested by the Institute.