Text & Model-Synchronized Document Engineering Platform
The objective of the ModelWriter project is to bring a quantum leap in the productivity of technical authors (such as software or systems engineers, project managers, business developers, etc.) who are engaged in authoring documents of a technical nature.
The project also aims to improve the quality (consistency, completeness) of these documents that, in turn, will enhance the quality of companies’ products, e.g. via a reduction of cost of product defects.
Finally, ModelWriter aims also to allow companies to further exploit, recycle and valorise their own internal knowledge, which is currently left unexploited in technical documents that are seen as a sequence of words only. To achieve this, the project envisions an integrated authoring environment called "ModelWriter", which will be locally used by each author / contributor. This will combine two parts, a semantic word processor (= the "Writer" part), which resembles a typical word processor but capable of "understanding" pieces of text and transparently creating models of contents out of them, and a Knowledge Capture Tool (= the "Model" part), which resembles a spreadsheet table, or other familiar information modelling tools.