IAIS-Cortex manages huge quantities of data and establishes new semantic knowledge networks
IAIS-Cortex was conceived and developed for the German Digital Library (Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek or DDB for short). It is the core system of the DDB in terms of integrating information and data relating to the cultural and scientific heritage gathered from Germany’s cultural and scientific institutions.
IAIS-Cortex is modular and flexible. It can be applied to every application scenario where large and heterogeneous data sources shall be aggregated and linked. The system's flexible construction gives it the advantage of being able to be applied to every specific data models and formats. Using semantic technologies the gathered factual knowledge can be linked internally and enriched with external knowledge from linked open data and company specific knowledge databases as well as from ontologies. The fact that IAIS-Cortex uses a standardized interface provides it with a wide range of end user applications for the desired information, from the web portal right up to the smartphone app. IAIS-Cortex can also be integrated into given infrastructure environments.
IAIS-Cortex has proved its worth in terms of scalability and reliability in the German Digital Library which, in autumn 2012, already contained more than five million objects with the database continuously expanding.