Cross Library Services has been established as a spin-off company of the EU research Project CACAO, funded under the eContentplus programme betwen 2007 and 2010. The effort in CACAO was equivalent to 20 person year; as a result, Cross Library Services business stands on the solid ground of a highly developed, refined and mature pool of technological components.
The company capitalizes on the expertise of its reference shareholders:
CELI, a Natural Language Processing company which has been operating for over ten years, brings in its competence as the main development site of the CACAO project, as well as its experience in marketing language related solutions.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler is a research organization of the Autonomous Province of Trento that promotes research in the areas of science, technology, and humanities. Specifically it is a European center of excellence in ICT with a particular emphasis on language technologies (HLT research unit). Part of the HLT innovative research in the field will be optimized by Cross Library to provide even more intelligent services.
Massimo Poesio is Professor of Humanities Computing at the University of Trento. He is the head of the Language, Interaction and Computation Lab at the Centre for Mind / Brain Sciences (CIMeC), that he started.