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Welcome to OKKAM - Enabling the Web of Entities

by stoermer last modified Mar 21, 2011 12:47 PM

OKKAM, a Large Scale Integrating Project co-funded by the European Commission (GA 215032), ran from January 2008 to June 2010.


WHAT

WHO

WHY

A web-scale open service called Entity Name System (ENS) for supporting the systematic reuse of identifiers for "things". Read more...
The OKKAM Consortium

"Entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity" [Ockham's razor, XIV century]

"Entity identifiers should not be multiplied beyond necessity" [OKKAM's razor, XXI century]

What can you do with OKKAM?
  1. Annotate your content through the plugins of several OKKAM-empowered tools (see our testubes).
  2. Use our APIs to get and create globally shared IDs with your applications.

Please,

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and find out more about our 7.5 million entity repository!

Please join us on our OKKAM Community Portal and become part of the fun!
Because ...
  • ... identifiers have always been one of the cornerstones of information and knowledge management in computer-based systems
  • ... a service like the ENS may improve the quality of content production in professional environments
  • ... identifiers may improve the precision and recall of existing search engines
  • ... a new generation of entity-centric search engines can use identfiers to change the rules of information retrieval
  • ... a global service for managing identifiers will improve the quality of user-generated content on the Web2.0
  • ... a shared ecosystem of identifers will make web-scale mash-ups much easier and faster
  • ... for sure you know more reasons

 

 
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