Content Integration Project
2008 - 2009
CIP was a JISC-funded Pilot project tackling the problem of information integration in large organisations. It focuses on maximising the value of obtaining flexible views of Bristol University research information derived from the range of departmental databases and University central systems, with added external content (such as from funder websites). CIP software aims to provide instant answers to questions such as 'Who are all the researchers with an interest in subject X?', 'Which research across the University has been funded by sponsor Y?' or 'The Vice Chancellor is visiting University Z next week, what are all the projects that the University of Bristol collaborates on with University Z?'.
I was involved in trialling the use of Oracle 11g's new RDF tools for aggregating and querying data. This was surfaced by an in-house developed Java RDF faceted search framework.