News Archives






From Amine 8.0 to Amine 8.5

         Some modifications and extensions has been added in the integration of ACE in Amine Platform.


From Amine 7.0 to Amine 8.0

         Integration, in Amine, of the controlled english "Attempt to Controlled English (ACE)".
Knowledge can be expressed in ACE, instead of CG.

         Importation of types from other ontologies. Several ontologies can be used in one application.

         Some bugs and misconceptions have been fixed.

         Amine WebSite has been updated to take into account the above additions/modifications.


From Amine 6.0 to Amine 7.0

         A mapping between a subset of Amine Ontology and OWL (taxonomic ontology) has been integrated to Amine.

         In Ontology creation, specification of relation root type is now mandatory.

         Search (or Information Retrieval) process is now accessible directly from OntologyGUI. The located node in the ontology (or in the KB) that satisfy the search is now selected and highlighted.

         Also, classification-based knowledge integration and generalization-based knowledge integration are now clearly formulated in DynamicOntologyGUI. The new node that contains the new information/knowledge is now selected and highlighted.

         XML encoding has been changed from "UTF-8" to "ISO-8859-1".

         Some bugs have been fixed.


From Amine 5.0 to Amine 6.0

Amine 6.0 brings a lot of changes and extensions, especially the integration of Standard CGIF notation, the addition of Text Ontology editor, an extension to Memory Based Inferences, extensions/changes to Synergy and changes in Graph Drawing Editor.

See release of Amine 6.0 for more detail.


From Amine 4.0 to Amine 5.0

Amine 5.0 introduces two new layers: Knowledge Base Layer and Memory-Based Inference and Learning Strategies layer. It introduces also Rule as a new Conceptual Structure, beside Definition, Canon, Individual and Situation. Ontology and KB can contain Rules.

Dynamic Integration Process has been refined in different "subprocesses", taking into account the variety of Conceptual Structures and of ontologies and of KB that can be constructed: definition integration process, situation integration process, rule integration process, heterogenous integration process.

Also, Amine 5.0 makes clear the three modes of integration process: classification-based integration process, generalization-based integration process, and information retrieval integration process.

See release of Amine 5.0 for more detail.


From Amine 3.0 to Amine 4.0

Amine 4.0 includes Ontology Graphic Editor, Dynamic Programming in Synergy, MAS layer and several other enhancements in comparison with Amine 3.0. See release of Amine 4 for more detail.


From Amine 2.0 to Amine 3.0

See release of Amine 3 for the difference between Amine 3 and Amine 2.


From Amine Platform 1.0 to Amine Platform 2.0

Amine Platform 2.0 is a complete revision and refinement of the first version, both at the conceptual and implementation levels. At the conceptual level, concepts such as language, lexicon, conceptual structure, ontology, descriptions, and binding context are made clearer in 2.0 than in 1.0. The genericity of Amine is specific to the new version. Also, structures and operations of Amine have been redefined and extended. GUIs have also been modified and refined. And in addition to the three GUIs presented in the previous version (LexiconsOntology GUI

, CGNotations and CGOperations GUIs), this new version presents Amine Platform Suite GUI (Figure 1); a frame that visualizes the whole components of the platform and provides a direct access to its various GUIs. It also gives, via the Help menu, an access to the APIs specification, the documentation and the URL to the new Amine Web Site.

Unlike the previous Amine Web Site version, the current web site is much more informative and well structured; more documentation (in addition to the APIs specification) is available on the new web site.