Trade Oriented Enterprise Content Management: A Semantic and Collaborative Prototype Dedicated to the “Quality, Hygiene, Safety and Environment” Domain

  • Christophe Thovex
  • Francky Trichet
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5039)


With the opening of office document formats such as ODF and Open XML, the content management business is evolving more and more towards an issue of knowledge management. For industry, the main challenge is to model a software architecture incorporating trades intelligence of documentary content to knowledge management. While some sectors acquire systems dedicated to the management of semantic knowledge (e.g. press or high-tech industrial), in most cases, these systems are still isolated from the most widespread office context, i.e. Open Office, Star Office and MS Office. Interoperability with wells of structured information in Information Systems (IS) remains very limited. And yet, this is an important lever of streamlining and improving the productive value of IS. By developing interoperability, it is human capital that is expected to grow, with the ease to cooperate. By now, the field “Quality, Safety, Hygiene and Environment” is a vehicle for major progress of the European industry. The prototype we have developed in the context of the shipbuilding industry is based on the integration of a semantic cross-lingual component for managing QHSE trades knowledge within a collaborative ECM.


semantic enterprise content management multilingual and cross lingual ontologies learning process knowledge browsing Open XML SKOS SPARQL 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Thovex
    • 1
  • Francky Trichet
    • 2
  1. 1.Aker Yards FranceSaint Nazaire 
  2. 2.LINA – Laboratoire d’Informatique de Nantes Atlantique (UMR-CNRS 6241) Team Knowledge and DecisionUniversity of Nantes, Polytech’Nantes - La Chantrerie - rue Christian Pauc 

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