As part of the ALIGNED Consultancy for Business scheme, ALIGNED has completed its first consultancy for the Swiss startup TWYGG.
TWYGG, based in Aargau, Switzerland, is developing a semantic and web-based communication platform. The platform is a cloud application that provides personalized information about new software releases. For each new release, an automatic alignment of the three information sources – code repository, issue tracking, and project management – should be done by matching entities supported by the ontologies.
The proposed solution consists of:
- an online platform that gathers change information for widely-used software libraries in one single space.
- subscriptions and filters by type of feature, according to the user’s needs.
- an aggregated view of modifications for a specific feature across several releases.
What ALIGNED Did
Semantic Web Company held a two-day workshop in Vienna with TWYGG, to work on requirements and methods for semantically-driven software release documentation processes. TWYGG presented their project approach in deep detail. Based on the project description, the requirements were defined at a high level by describing user stories and epics. The output of the requirements definition helped us to find connections to ALIGNED methods and models. Based on the ALIGNED metamodel, a way to represent the data in the platform was evaluated. The workshop helped the TWYGG team to get a deep insight into vocabulary management in PoolParty Thesaurus Server, and how to create domain-specific vocabularies. The extraction pipeline used in the ALIGNED Unified Governance use case is considered a possible solution for gathering release notes from different resources and for semantic annotation.
The ALIGNED consultancy service helped TWYGG to recognize the benefits of a Semantic Web-based approach and possible solutions for the implementation of Release Radar.