KIM – Semantic Annotation Platform

  • Borislav Popov
  • Atanas Kiryakov
  • Angel Kirilov
  • Dimitar Manov
  • Damyan Ognyanoff
  • Miroslav Goranov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2870)


The KIM platform provides a novel Knowledge and Information Management infrastructure and services for automatic semantic annotation, indexing, and retrieval of documents. It provides mature infrastructure for scaleable and customizable information extraction (IE) as well as annotation and document management, based on GATE. In order to provide basic level of performance and allow easy bootstrapping of applications, KIM is equipped with an upper-level ontology and a knowledge base providing extensive coverage of entities of general importance. The ontologies and knowledge bases involved are handled using cutting edge Semantic Web technology and standards, including RDF(S) repositories, ontology middleware and reasoning.

From technical point of view, the platform allows KIM-based applications to use it for automatic semantic annotation, content retrieval based on semantic restrictions, and querying and modifying the underlying ontologies and knowledge bases. This paper presents the KIM platform, with emphasize on its architecture, interfaces, tools, and other technical issues.


Knowledge Base Natural Language Processing Entity Type Semantic Annotation Semantic Description 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Borislav Popov
    • 1
  • Atanas Kiryakov
    • 1
  • Angel Kirilov
    • 1
  • Dimitar Manov
    • 1
  • Damyan Ognyanoff
    • 1
  • Miroslav Goranov
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontotext Lab, Sirma AI EOODSofiaBulgaria

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