Research Interests:

  • Ontological Foundations of Knowledge Engineering
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Multimodal Interaction Frameworks for Web Accessing Systems
  • Multimodal Dialog Systems
  • Discourse Modeling
  • Multimedia Semantics
  • Current Projects:
    BIG - Big Data Public Private Forum.
    IKS - Interactive Knowledge Stack for small to medium CMS/KMS providers.
    THESEUS - Support program for a new Internet-based knowledge infrastructure.
    Past Projects:
    VALUE-IT - Adding Value to RTD: Accelerating Take-up of Semantic Technologies for the Enterprise.
    Smartweb - Natural multimodal access to the Semantic Web.
    OMDIP II - Integration of Dialog Management Components.
    OMDIP - Integration of Dialog Management Components.
    Ami - Meeting browsers and remote meeting assistants for instrumented meeting rooms.
    SmartKom - Dialog-based human-technology interaction by coordinated analysis and generation of multiple modalities.
    Mary - A complete Text-to-Speech Synthesis System for German.
    A VoiceXML Interpreter - VoiceXML browser supporting a big sub set of VoiceXML 2.0 tags.
    Luigi Legonelli - a shell game player talking robot with Lego Mindstorms.


  • Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0
  • An XML Data-Binding Facility for the Java Platform
  • XML Schema
  • XML Schema Part 0: Primer
  • XML Schema Part 1: Structures
  • XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes
  • Feb '99: W3C Note:  XML Schema Requirements

    Speech and Dialog

  • Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) 1.0
  • Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML)
  • VoiceXML.xsd


  • Resource Description Framework (RDF)


  • EMMA: Extensible MultiModal Annotation markup language (Mail Archive)
  • SISR:Semantic Interpretation for Speech Recognition (Mail Archive)
  • Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL 2.1)


    Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Specification


    Xerces Java Parser Xalan
    Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) Breeze XML Studio

    XML Data Binding Resources

    Jena: A Semantic Web Framework for Java

    XML-Information im World-Wide-Web
    Beschreibung Link
    Info-Seite für Einsteiger mit Nachrichten, Ressourcen-Sammlung und Hintergrundinformationen
    Informationen von Microsoft mit Beispielen
    Äußerst umfangreiche Seite zu XML von Robin Cover
    Titel Herausgeber (Stand) Dateinamen
    Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Specification WWW Consortium (W3C)
    (21. April 1999)
    Chapter 14 of the XML Bible: XSL Transformations Elliotte Rusty Harold (1999) xslt14.html
    Transformations (XSLT) Version 1.0 W3C Recommendation 16 November 1999 xslt-spec.htm
    XSL-Information im World-Wide-Web XSL-Tutorial
    Getting up to speed with XSLT

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