The goal of KYOTO was to develop a content enabling system that allowed both experts and the general public to carry out deep semantic searches and to access large quantities of distributed multimedia data, covering a broad range of data from widespread sources in a number of culturally diverse languages.
This powerful system crucially rests on an ontology linked to wordnets - semantic-lexical databases - in a variety of languages.
Concept extraction and data mining are applied through a chain of semantic processors that re-use the knowledge for different languages and for particular domains.
The shared ontology guarantees a uniform interpretation for diverse types of information from different sources and languages.
The system can be maintained by specialists of the reference field using a Wiki platform.
KYOTO is a generic system offering the knowledge transition for any domain of knowledge and information, across different target groups in the society and across linguistic, cultural and geographic borders.
KYOTO is applied to the environmental domain and spans global information across European and non-European languages.