Natural Language Processing for Web Portals: First release of the Semantic Assistants-Liferay Integration
We are happy to announce the first release of our Semantic Assistants integration for Liferay-based web portals . Portals are web-based software applications that can provide a central entry point to a multitude of heterogeneous data sources. Liferay is an open source, JSR 286-compliant enterprise portal system written in Java. The motivation behind our integration is to bring the power of Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to web portals, with the ultimate goal of enabling portal systems to automatically process their embedded textual content. In this way, 'intelligent' portals can start to offer content analysis services to their users, taking into account contextual information beyond their roles and permissions.
Our open-source solution is the first custom portlet for Liferay that allows any other portlets in the portal to invoke various NLP pipelines deployed in the General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE) on their content. These NLP pipelines are brokered to the portal as W3C standard web services through our Semantic Assistants framework. This integration provides for a multitude of novel applications in the context of portal systems, such as named entity recognition, automatic summarization, quality assurance, among others.
This first release includes the following features:
3. Download & Installation
The SA-Liferay integration is released as an extension to the Semantic Assistants framework as open-source software under the APGLv3 license. You can download the Semantic Assistants portlet from our public distribution. For more information on how to deploy the Semantic Assistants portlet on your portal, please consult our Semantic Assistants documentation.
The Semantic Assistants-Liferay integration is a collaborative project between the Semantic Software Lab and the FUSION research group at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena in Germany. The funding for this project was generously provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).