STASIS - FP6 Call 5 STREP (FP6-2004-IST-5) Software and Services / ICT for Networked Business

SMEs often find it difficult to trade electronically due to differences in languages and terminologies. Although currently complex, semantic techniques could potentially be used to address this problem. Consider the following statement: ‘’If I have information in my format, and it is integrated into my systems, I want to put minimal effort into mapping this into any format (standardised or not) to do electronic business with another party.’’ The project aims to allow SMEs to participate in the e-Economy by offering a coherent set of semantic applications. These will allow easy access to analyse, view, compare and distil semantics in an efficient environment to more effectively relate the business concepts of one organisation with that of another. -http://stasis.sunderland.ac.uk/