Integrated tools

A central aim of the project was to investigate and implement the integration between different tools and services. This was done in several ways. At one level, the different tools were used with manual intervention to help map the knowledge of communities, for instance. At another level, the ontology tools were used to pre-process information which was then used both with ConnectApp and with the visualisation system. Most importantly was the integration carried out to allow their use together in real time. This was done using a web service based approach and included integrating instances of the same tool applied to information from different networks, integration between ConnectApp and semantic tools and integration of knowledge services with the visualisation system.