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[LarKC Project]BOTTARI - Semantic Location-based Social Media Analytics
BOTTARI - Description of the application
BOTTARI is a service which provides geo context information and social context information. The service recommends Points of Interest (POIs) with geo context information for users through augmented reality based on location and view angle of users’ smart phones (Android OS).
Geo context information includes detailed information of the POIs such as GPS coordinates, contacts, menus, price and so on, and also includes subjective information such as ambience, reviews, etc. Social context information includes reputations of POIs analysed from social media messages by machine learning. And BOTTARI is able to recommend some POIs based on the information of social context information. For these functions, there are four buttons (Figure 1). ‘For me’ to recommend POIs which can be preferred by the current user, ‘Popular’ ones which have much of positive reputations on Twitter, "Emerging" ones which is similar to "Popular" showing the most popular in the last 6 months and ‘Interesting’ ones which can be interesting to visit for the foreign visitors in Korea.
Figure 1 - BOTTARI Service UI
From the BOTTARI user interface, POIs are shown on the basis of the current user position. And if the menu button located left bottom in the UI is pressed, it will display some options for choosing recommendation and distance filters (shown in Figure 1).
Figure 2 - Selection of a POI
If one of the POIs is selected, BOTTARI will display its description/introduction and the list of POIs which are near the selected POI, and there is the ‘Details’ button to query details of the POI (see Figure 2). If the button is selected, details are displayed including reputations, map and pictures (shown in Figure 3).
Figure 3 - POI Details
In the details view, the "reputation" button let the user see the details on the POI reputation (Figure 4). The reputation trends view shows monthly reputations from some perspectives of overall, taste, comfort and service using graphs displaying positive and negative messages counts.
Figure 4 - Displaying reputation data
The product of awarding is the [IN2] Discovery (It is called as [IN2] Discovery hereinafter.), the semantic integral search engine. It is the epidemic product for the next generation search engine.
President of Saltlux, Kyung-il Lee said, “the awarding of the president prize in this time is the approval on the effort contributed to the level improvement in search technology and industry of Korea by the advancement of the semantic technology in Korea and taking a lead in the next generation search market” and emphasized “Saltlux will make the world for intelligent search which makes the integrated knowledge networking of information and human available as the world class semantic technology company beyond Korea.”
[IN2] DISCOVERY is the next generation semantic integral search engine to integrate. search, control, analysis, recycle the anomalous contents and knowledge asset inside and outside of the organization. It awarded the GS certificate and new SW product grand prize for January and February.
Saltlux exhibited and presented jointly with ISE Company the optimized search server to the translation management system.
The event with more than 700 attendances from the world was initiated by the topic speech with the subject of “The future of technical communication connecting the human and product.” It was progressed oriented to the status of electronic manual based on the web and Java, variation in the image illust, status of manual introduction for DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture), introduction of manual for cognitive science and various next generation production cases.
In addition, the evolution of the translation through sharing and open of human oriented design of technical writing, standardization of the translation quality, the issues related with the changes in the manual owing to the smart phone, electronic book and digital device development were discussed.
Executive Managing Director of Saltlux, Suk-hwan Shin, said, “currently, the technical writing in the TC industry has been developing to the manual to connect the user beyond the user oriented” and “it is important to establish and keep the international standard with communicating the various experiences between the supplier and user.”
The International Meeting for TC Standard (TC in a Globalized World 2010) was held with invitation of the TC related persons from Korea, USA and China on 23rd before the TC Symposium. Executive Managing Director, Suk Hwan Shin and Director, Suk Jin Jang from Saltlux and president, Yang Suk Kim from Hansam Easy User Guide were attended on behalf of the Korea TC Association.
This product is the combination of the [IN2] Search Box, the search portal system from Saltlux and Indesign Addon Toolin Receive Energy from ISE. It was made to utilize the glossary for terminology and similar manual document which were verified in the past while working on the manual writing and it support quality assurance of manual and the productivity improvement of the writer through this. In addition, there is a merit to reduce the translation cost because the verified English sentence is searched simultaneously during the multi language manual writing. It has been sold in Japan and it will be sold in Korea at the end of 2010.
Semantic web Open Seminar : semantic web, artificial technology trend and case for realization
- Semantic world will advent in more powerful level for the computer and by the computer beyond RDF
- The market size of semantic technology will be reached to Euro 1 billion within 5 years
The president, Kyung-il Lee of Saltlux said, “the semantic web can be considered in 5 viewpoints of next generation web, knowledge expression, meta data, information processing and artificial intelligence” and “the semantic search in terms of information processing can be expressed with the keyword of connection and finding of the search based on semantic net, regulation and logic, probability and statistics evolved from the keyword search oriented to the natural language, visual language, information tacking.”
The CEO of Cycorp EU, Dr. Michael Witbrock said, “the web service adopted the weak semantic using RDFa has been increasing already and the future will be the world of more powerful level semantic for the computer and by the computer beyond the RDF” and forecasted, “the market size of semantic technology will be reached to Euro 1 billion within 5 years.”
Professor, Young Taek Park in Soongsil University presented, “framework based on artificial intelligence and application system to minimize the cognitive load which is composed of the user model automatic learning from the behavior of the mobile user, intelligent type induction and plan for intelligent system, mobile Ad-hoc network based social service and mobile user lifelog based semantic context.”
In addition, the senior researcher, Gwang Sun Choi of Saltlux presented the specific needs and utilization value for the semantic web technology through the introduction of the semantic web use case in the industrial field for the recent 2-3 years. Ruka Bradesco, the senior developer in Cycorp EU presented the LarKC project for the integral plug platform development for the large scale induction. Researcher, Tae Gil Noh from Kyungpook National University presented the creative knowledge learning in combination of the semantic web technology to the blog posting which is the social web contents.
President of Saltlux, Kyung-ill Lee emphasized,, “the age of long terms for technology development for 10 years and period of trial and error has gone after starting the web standardization of semantic web and the influential power of semantic web has been increasing in the main IT market recently.” and “various types of web ecology system will be position as the web standard using the semantic web technology within 5 years.”
This seminar was for the high technology by gathering of the specialists from the industry, academy and research field related with the semantic web and artificial intelligence in Korea.
[The hit product of the 1st half of 2010] Saltlux `[IN2] Discovery`
‘Merit’ in integral analysis in different natured spread information
Input: 2010-06-23 21:26
■ ‘Consumer recommended ‘hit product of the 1st half of 2010 – Search engine
The [IN2] Discovery in SALTLUX (President, Kyung-il Lee) is the semantic integrated search engine based on the relation of meaning, concept and information for the company. This engine was developed based on the 2.0 technology, platform virtualization technology, text mining, and ontology, semantic technology with availability of induction and knowledge virtualization technology.
Extra large size of diffused semantic search engine is installed in [IN2] Discovery. Also it provides the intelligent search function for integral knowledge networking of information and human such as the search and analysis on the meaning base related information, analysis on semantic network based on topic rank, powerful recommendation and personalization based on induction, analysis on social network and reporting.
Especially, the excellent result can be suggested for decision making by integrating and analyzing many different natured information data stored and finding the proper information from such analyzed result differently with the keyword based integral searching.
It searches the information with the meaning of word and the automatic analysis and extension search are available on the related subject according to the meaning of the questionnaire.
In addition, extra large diffused search is available for more than 1 billion cases through the platform virtualization technology. It supports even the balanced use for the internal and external knowledge by find the hidden knowledge in the information appeared in the surface.
[IN2] Discovery has been used for high level search system in diversified fields across the semantic based geographical information service, social network analysis, technology trend analysis and civil petition information semantic search by introduction to the National Geographical Information Institute, President Recording Hall, Yongin city hall, Samsung Electronics and KT.
The president of Saltlux, Kyung-il Lee said, “the information is linked mutually in the result from Saltlux search as differently with conventional keyword search and it shall provide the integral analysis function for the different natured spread information’ and stressed, ‘the [IN2] Discovery is the semantic search engine in genuine meaning which strengthened the connection and analysis not only the precision ratio and reproducibility ratio which were pursued by the conventional search engine.”
Saltlux will harden the position of ranking 1st of semantic search for company by launching at the 2nd half of the year ‘[IN2] Discovery 2.0’ which was strengthened in functions of external information mesh up and semantic search function.
Saltlux Inc (Tony Lee), one of the world leaders in information mining and semantic search solution market, announced that it participated in KM Forum (Knowledge Management Forum2010, www.nikkei.co.jp/events/km2010/) held on 20th of April at Tokyo in Japan as a Korean representative company.
In the subject of "Direction of Information Strategy in Cost Management Era," KM Forum 2010 is annually held at Tokyo in Japan, and is the greatest KM event in Japan, introducing Japanese knowledge management solution and the relevant best practices.
This event introduced methods of knowledge management to maximize business results in economic depression and types of information system for implementation. The morning session began with contents about management skills that convert knowledge into value and about enterprise platform that increases productivity and creativity. High-end IT technology and best practices to accomplish great business results with limited budget and resources were introduced in the afternoon session.
Saltlux introduced integrated semantic search engine [IN2]Discovery and semantic business platform, STORM™. Especially, features such as the search result by expanding semantic meaning and relation from keywords, semantic social network analysis, and expert suggestion are kinds that have never been shown in the web service in Japan and attracted attention and interest from Japanese visitors.
Furthermore, attracting not only visitors but also competitors joined together, Saltlux was praised for the advanced technology of the semantic web technology as knowledge management solution in exhibition.
Personnel of Saltlux branch office in Japan says "There is no such an example of building KM system by using semantic search technology in Japanese market," and "we are focusing on searching and expanding semantic search market in Japan with [IN2]Searchbox, hot product in Japan and [IN2]Discovery, a competitive semantic product.
Saltlux expands the search engine ranging its expertise from simple concept of searching information to semantic knowledge network analysis that identifies information relationship analysis and connects network with information and people by highlighting the strength of managing atypical data analysis and intelligence.
[20 April, 2010]
Integrated Semantic Search Solution, ‘[IN2]Discovery’ by Saltlux (Tony Lee, CEO) was awarded with Grand Prize of New Software of General Software Field for January and February.
[IN2]Discovery already exceeded the limit of keyword-oriented integrated search. It is an enterprise search engine based on semantics, concept and information relationship. This integrated search solution is a product that adds Search 2.0 technology and platform virtualization technology, a semantic technology that allows text mining and ontology for inference and knowledge visualization.
It is capable of searching by semantics, concept, and subject, plus suggesting search word, object search, automatic summary, image search and internal/external knowledge networking feature. Especially, the knowledge production trend analysis feature that implements knowledge placement structure analysis, knowledge consumption trend analysis, and connected knowledge relationship trend analysis was popular with users.
Furthermore, this solution searches information by semantics of word rather than keyword match and allows automatic analysis and expanded search of the related subject depending on meaning of inquiry.
It is capable of semantically integrating 1 billion pieces of unstructured information and saving more than 20% of time for searching and analyzing information.
Especially, this is a powerful enterprise search engine that finds hidden knowledge of the information on the surface and allows balanced utilization of internal/external knowledge.
The feature called "SSAMZIE" developed based on ontology and inference technology in [IN2]Discovery finds semantic relationship among company documents such as emails. It makes it possible for individual work relationship and centralization analysis for specific work by analyzing various points of view. It also allows to search the in-house experts of the main knowledge and people (connectors) for connection.
One of Saltlux personnel stresses, “[IN2]Discovery is a product that analyzes structured/unstructured information dispersed within organization in various point of view to help utilizing it as useful knowledge asset of the company," and "it is efficient enough to make it fast and easy to find work area for better decision making with one search solution."
◆Interview with Tony Lee, CEO
-Background of the product development is…
▲[IN2]Discovery was developed with the existing search engine, [IN2] DOR feature combined with semantic technology and text mining technology corresponding to our customer requirement. Besides the customer requirement, additional development was later made for relationship and connection between information data, information knowledge base and its asset, plus acquiring insight of work.
Information used to be power in the past. However, the power of the future is to connect and interpret various information data in different ways to convert into action, so enterprise result will be determined by capability of integrating individual knowledge to connect and applying it to the existing knowledge people already aware of.
-Product sales and marketing strategy are….
▲We are planning to dedicate ourselves to sales targeted for high-end market and population with expansion of semantic search technology market via marketing activities. We will imprint our image of leading enterprise for semantic search technology field in the market.
-Export status and plans are…
▲ Saltlux has targeted markets in Europe and US since 2005. Saltlux solely participates in semantic research project of Europe such as FP6 and FP7(around KRW 100 trillion) as a Korean enterprise. Saltlux established a branch in Japan and R&D center in Vietnam in 2008. Saltlux is pioneering markets in Asia as well as in Europe.
-Target revenue of this year is…
▲ We are expecting around 8 billion KRW in revenue.
-Future plan for new product development and releases are…
▲We are planning to release semantic business platform, STORM in the first half year and semantic search service platform, Owlim in the second half year. Saltlux will become global knowledge service enterprise with product and services based on semantic technology, the core technology of the future industry.
[3 Mar, 2010]
Saltlux Inc, one of the world leaders in information mining and semantic search solution market, announced that Saltlux was awarded with Entrepreneur Field of Grand Prize for Social Contribution in Venture Business on Dec 15 2009 at "Year-end party for Venture Business" held in L-tower in Yangjae-dong.
Saltlux has been contributing civic service called 1% Sharing Movement for the last 7 years since 2003.
[15 Dec, 2009]
Saltlux, Practices Sharing for 7 years
Saltlux (Tony Lee, CEO) is one of the enterprises which practice sharing and civic service for social welfare and established Committee for 1% Sharing Movement in 2003 with voluntary participation of employees and management.
1% Sharing Movement is sharing movement of matching fund method where the company deposits the same amount of money as the one deposited for 1% of annual salary for employees and management. Saltlux has been supporting civic service and charity for poor neighbors 2-3 times per year which totals up to 7 years till now. It was also told that Saltlux shared great time spent with a family on 3rd of June.
This activity has been conducted with Good Neighbors, a representative NGO institute twinned with Saltlux in 2006, sponsoring with meal and costume fees for poor children.
Tony Lee, the CEO of Saltlux says, "This sharing movement began with our employee’s sugguestion and their voluntary participation for 1% Sharing Movement while I have been thinking about great way of returning our company profit to the society and playing a role of building our employee’s socialization," and also says, "Saltlux will be leading to making our society beautiful with corporate culture dedicated to the society through consistent sharing movement activities by succeeding to the warm hospitality and participation of our employees’."
The Committee for 1% Sharing Movement at Saltlux established in 2003 beginning with sponsorship for children in connection with regional dong office to participate in simple donation such as free lunch service, cultural experience activities for poor children, sharing love with kimchi, oil removal service in Taean, sponsoring facility bazaar for single mothers, sharing love with briquette and etc, furthermore, practices sharing directly in physically and mentally with neighbors.
The world is already warm with their heart of hospitality from large enterprises to small companies that practice sharing and civic service.
Great time with Seoul Wonshin Elementary School Students
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