IMC and Empolis join forces for the SABINE research project

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IMC AG and Empolis GmbH will be working together on the award-winning research project SABINE from now on. The goal of SABINE is to strengthen employee skill profiles by offering customised training, continuing education and job opportunities. The project was awarded to IMC and the University of Saarland at the THESEUS SME 2009 (small and midsize enterprises) technology competition in March. Empolis will bring its expertise in the field of information management to the project.

SABINE (“semantic support services for professional integration and personal skills development”) is an instrument for the development of Web technologies at the points of contact between placement services, recruiting, skills management, learning, and social networks. These Internet-based semantic support services search, filter, assess, and connect potential jobs, effective training and continuing education opportunities, ideally suited learning content, professional integration opportunities, and people.

SABINE will in the future benefit from the functionalities of the Empolis open source platform SMILA (Semantic Information Logistics Architecture). SMILA is an official open source project of the Eclipse Foundation, an international association of companies, research institutions, and private users, who jointly develop open and standardised platforms. SMILA is an extensible system for processing unstructured company information (emails, documents, pictures). It provides essential infrastructure components, infrastructure services, and comprehensive additional components such as interfaces for common data sources. On this basis, developers can focus on creating high-quality solutions, such as for example semantic searches or information extractions. The additional integration of the Empolis state-of-the-art search technology “Intelligent Search” into SABINE greatly improves search functionality of the service and thus user benefit.

“I’m looking forward to further developing this project on the basis of SMILA after our success at the THESEUS SME competition. The integration of the ‘Intelligent Search’ by Empolis will significantly advance the SABINE project”, says IMC Board Member Dr. Volker Zimmermann.

The project partners:

The Management Information Systems (MIS) Institute of the University of Saarland:
The Management Information Systems (MIS) Institute has been part of the Business Studies Department of the University of Saarland since 2003. MIS researches the points of contact between information technology and personnel management. The institute contributes to the development of SABINE with its knowledge of applications and standards in the area of recruitment and training.

Empolis GmbH:
Empolis, an Attensity Group Company, provides an integrated suite of business applications that analyze, interpret and automate the exploding volume of unstructured data. Business leaders, knowledge management professionals, customer support personnel and customers receive current knowledge and get relevant and actionable answers – fast.
Empolis is the provider of intelligent information management applications for companies and organizations who have recognized the great value for their company. Information in all varieties of formats and from any source are automatically transformed into valuable knowledge and delivered in real-time to the decision-maker. Information is converted into real knowledge capital and business processes are optimized.
Countless notable national and international enterprises (such as Airbus, BBC Monitoring, Bosch, Datev, European Patent Office, Nokia Siemens Networks, Siemens, Versatel and Vodafone), as well as public organizations rely upon Empolis applications and our 20+ year experience in a wide range of industries and process know-how. Internationally, more than 200,000 registered business leaders and users utilize applications from the Attensity Group.

IMC is an international leader in providing services and technology for advanced learning and content solutions. With its applications and services, IMC AG helps companies and public organisations of any size to provide efficient training and continuing education. Professional training providers and institutions of higher learning place great confidence in the many years of experience and the sophisticated technologies IMC AG has to offer. Flexibility, the ability to integrate, customer and process orientation are the main focus of IMC product development. The Learning Management System CLIX, authoring tools LECTURNITY and POWERTRAINER, the Electronic Performance Support System (EPSS) LIVECONTEXT, and the Open Content Community SLIDESTAR are IMC’s integrated and efficient solution for comprehensive training management.
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