Early Adopter Programme

The early-adopters will be able to validate the various versions of the IKS stack and especially the various components. Components will be available across the layers of the stack from the persistence to the user interaction layer. Such components will include for example a semantic engine to manage ontologies and knowledge models, a semantic editor and a semantic content enrichment engine.

The IKS Stack software will be released in three major iterations. According to the development roadmap the IKS will build an Alpha (2010), Beta (2011) and final release (2012) of a reference implementation of the envisaged Interactive Knowledge Stack. The timeline for the releases and evaluation by external early-adopters is listed below.

Early Adopter Demonstrations

The total number of early adopter contracts signed as part of the IKS Early Adopters Programme amounts to 36 plus the 5 from the UI/X Challenge - this represents a total of 41 IKS early adopters. Despite the maturing nature of the IKS technology during the 3 years of development the challenge remained that early adopters were asked to validate a “moving target”, which also meant that documentation of the software components lagged behind the latest developments. The great work of the IKS development teams helped to overcome this to a certain extent with individual support and consultation. As one early adopter put it “Enough information was provided at the workshops / wiki to implement the functionalities. The IKS team answered questions quickly.” Most of this support took place directly on the development mailing lists i.e. Apache Stanbol Development Mailing list and the VIE/IKS Google Groups mailing list.

Of the 41 early adopters: 7 were CMS Vendors, 13 CMS integrators, 12 Tool Providers, 4 End-users and 5 as part of the UI/X Challenge. The loose term CMS is applied here simply for ease of use. This term however extends to include document management systems, web content management systems, groupware, and more process oriented content management systems.


WordLift 2.0

Wordlift 2.0 Validation WordLift Web & Demo

BLOG: WordLift Launches In Beta, Aims To Be Your WordPress Semantic Plugin of Choice


GOSS Interactive

FISE Proposal

Validation - Screencast

BLOG:Integration with IKS FISE to bring Semantic Web Technology to GOSS iCM


Apache Stanbol Proposal Validation Demo

BLOG: Analyzing Medical Records with Apache Stanbol



Semantic Search Tool on Alfresco

Alfresco Validation - Screencast

BLOG: Using Stanbol in Alfresco: Semantic Search and Knowledge Management

Klein & Co

FISE Proposal

Validation - Video

BLOG: Plone, Semantics and Python, IKS FISE at Plone Conference 2010



FISE Proposal

Validation - Demo


Fluid Operations

Operations Apache Stanbol Integration Validation Demo

Integration of Information Workbench with Stanbol: Public Demo Available


Liip AG

Semantic Content Editor CMF Validation CMF Editor Demo Site Semantic enhanced CMF editor now available


Drupal/Stanbol/VIE Proposal

Validation - Demo

BLOG: Semantic content enhancements for Drupal, Drupal modules and an IKS-demo Drupal distribution!


Cytogenetics Lab

Apache Stanbol Proposal

Validation - Demo

Using Stanbol to enhance medical data by exploring Linked Data


DB Spotlight Apache Stanbol integration Validation - Demo

BLOG: DBpedia Spotlight – Integration in Apache Stanbol



Apache Stanbol Proposal Validation Screencast

BLOG: Entity Extraction for Human Resource Management powered by Apache Stanbol


Social Media Apache Stanbol Integration Validation Demo Twistory: a Twitter Control Room powered by Apache Stanbol


Content Control

VIE Proposal Validation


BLOG: CreatePHP: Mission Accomplished


FISE Proposal Validation

BLOG: salsaDev talks about use cases for Semantic CMS



Apache Stanbol Proposal Validation


BLOG: Netzmühle eCommerce solution using Apache Stanbol

evo42 Communications

Apache Stanbol Proposal Validation

Demo - Screencasts



VIE Proposal Validation


BLOG: TYPO3 Neos content editing based on VIE and Create.js


FISE Proposal Validation Screencast

Keen On…WordLift: a short story, how we plan to make WordPress a Semantic CMS



Proposal Validation


BLOG: Refinder and Stanbol Integration Showcase Launched

Acuity Limited

Apache Stanbol + Fedora Commons Validation Demo


Zaizi Ltd

FISE Proposal

Validation - Demo

BLOG: Zaizi present Alfresco Semantic Solution at Semantic Enterprise Technologies Conference


Apache Stanbol Proposal Validation

Demo/ Slides

Lunaria + Drupal + Apache Stanbol Early Adoption



Stanbol & VIE Proposal Validation Demo

MakoLab’s Stanbol integration with Renault International CMS system


Apache Stanbol Proposal Validation Demo Thesaurus management tool – Linked Heritage Project




UIMA/Stanbol Proposal Validation Demo

Running UIMA Engines in Stanbol using the same JVM


FISE Proposal

Validation - Demo



FISE Proposal

Validation - Demo

KMI Open University

Personal Web Analytics as Semantically Enriched Web History

DATAMI Validation DATAMIWeb & Demo

DATAMI Demo: Using Apache Stanbol to Manage your Interactions on the Web



Stanbol SEO Proposal

Validation Demo

Semantic Technology for Global SEO Part 2


Apache Stanbol Proposal - Screencast - BLOG: Ximdex CMS integrates Apache Stanbol



Apache Stanbol Proposal Validation


Ectware s.r.l

Apache Stanbol Proposal Validation - Screencast



Validation Proposal Validation

BLOG: Stanbol and SIMsKULTUR Online:Publish press reports


Convive/Stanbol/VIE Proposal - Validation - Conatix Business Intelligence System Integration of Stanbol and VIE Functionalities



buddycloud/Stanbol/VIE Proposal

Validation Demo

buddycloud with Semantic Enhancements


DotNet Nuke CMS/Stanbol/VIE Proposal Validation - Demo - Stanbol and VIE integration in DotNetNuke



Apache Stanbol Proposal Validation Demo Apache Stanbol Early Adopter using Ontology Manager and Rules components

Software AG


Screencast - Presentation



FISE Proposal Validation - Demo

BLOG: Tag recommendations in Drupal via Apache Stanbol Integration by punkt. NetServices


Augumented Content Highligher & Extended Search box

Plugin Specs Doc




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