Cyberborean Chronicles


This page lists public software projects I am involved in at the moment or had been involved in the past. “Public” does not necessarily mean “open source”, but the software or the service one can or could easily find on the Web. For instance, this does not include private proprietary pieces developed for the customers over the years, as well as my own internal and experimental stuff.



Intella is a commercial software product for digital forensics and eDiscovery professionals. It integrates a powerful full-text and metadata search and faceted navigation engine with intuitive data visualization for collaborative review, analysis and annotating of evidence documents (emails and files of virtually any type).

I’ve been involved into Intella development since its very early stage in October of 2009.

Java-to-RDF databinding framework for transparent mapping of the JavaBean-like objects to RDF resources and vice versa (see GitHub project).

The project is an open source spin-off of the PCN infrastructure (see below), available under Apache 2 License since 2009.

See also: Simple RDF data binding

People-Concepts Network (PCN) / CONEX

Development of a socio-semantic People-Concepts Network prototype was started at The University of Nottingham within Laboranova Integrated project in early 2009. Between 2011 and 2013, the work was continued under the CONEX (from CONcept EXtraction) name as part of ELLIOT project. The projects were funded by the European Commission under Framework Programs 6 and 7.

The idea was to explore how text mining and concept analysis techniques can be used to discover areas of expertise shared between different authors. The platform prototype was successfully  tested on a number of  experiments with the corpus of IEEE conference papers with more than 500 authors.

See also: People-Concepts Networking.

Aduna AutoFocus / Aduna Enterprise Search

A poweful platform for semantic search and information discovery, developed at Aduna and powered by its open-source Semantic Web technology stack (Sesame, Aperture, ClusterMap). Being open-sourced originally, the platform now is a foundation of commercial solutions for Enterprise Search and Digital Forensics areas.

SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) Desktop

Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation is a semantic desktop software between metadata manager, desktop search engine and text mining framework, designed with new user experience of personal document management and desktop navigation in mind.

The sourcecode was published in September 2007 under Apache 2 License.

See also my posts tagged with “SCAN”.


Personal information manager with advanced diary management, tasks planning and scheduling functions. The project is started on in 2003 as a continuation of JNotes (see below).

See my weblog posts tagged with “Memoranda”. You can read also “About Memoranda” two-part essay: [1, 2].

SOFA: Simple Ontology Framework API

A Java API for modeling ontologies by simple and intuitive way. It’s been written mostly as a proof of the concept that “the Semantic Web things should be coded easily” – the effort, supported by Kowari (now Mulgara) project, which adopted SOFA as one of the front-end APIs to its RDF store.

The sourcecode was published in 2004 at SemWebCentral.


A Rich Text/WYSIWYG editor component for Java/Swing applications. The project has been parted from Memoranda (by architectural reasons) in October, 2006. See Jacinth announce .


A predecessor of Memoranda. I started the project on SourceForge in 2002 and stopped supporting it in 2003 because of launching Memoranda (initially JNotes2-alpha).


An experimental Drupal-based collaboration platform for SME cooperation on Communities of Practice principles. This work was a part of the RUSMECO project (FP6/STREP, INCO-PL516752) funded by European Commission (2005-2007).

Other projects

I also have had minor contributions into the following software:

  • Aperture Framework
  • SourceKibitzer portal:  Export of RDF (DOAP and FOAF) profiles of the registered software projects and
  • Kowari Metastore (now Mulgara): Integration with the SOFA API.
  • Apache FOP: Hyphenation patterns for Russian, patches.