The MONNETT project – Multilingual ontologies for networked knowledge – is being co-ordinated by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain and will meet the needs of governments and businesses in making full use of the Internet’s power to disseminate information.
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Citizens need to guaranteed access to information regardless of language and major international organisations including the World Health Organisation and several United Nations bodies are already looking for better multi-language information distribution systems, reports Cordis.
So whilst MONNETT is an an EU funded and co-ordinated project, many developing nations around the world are likely to benefit from the initiative.
Technology partners include SAP and XBRL as well as Be Informed – a Netherlands based company focused on opening up multi-lingual access to information and public services offered by the Dutch government.
Universities from across the European Union are also engaged in the project.
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