TEXO is a research project within the THESEUS research program initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology (BMWi). THESEUS aims at developing a new Internet-based infrastructure in order to improve both the usability and practicability of knowledge available on the Internet. Within the THESEUS program, TEXO contributes to the service economy by creating infrastructure components for Business Webs in the Internet of Services (IoS).
In the project THESEUS-TEXO, the Visual Semantic Analysis Framework (Sophie) was developed by Fraunhofer IGD. It combines visualization, ontology-learning and modeling techniques to support Semi-automatic modeling of services. It allows service providers to extract semantic information from structured and unstructured data e.g. service descriptions and service ontologies. The extracted semantic information supports service providers to model their new services.
The price plan analysis depicts the extraction of semantic information from the price plans that are specified within the service descriptions. Service providers can analyze and compare price plans of existing services with “Sophie”. The extracted semantic Information supports service providers to model the price plans of their new services.