LAKES has been developed over the past decade at Research Center for Sustainability in collaboration with International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC). It is designed for instantaneous ‘mining’ of a vast body of information and data, in the form of PDF format of Microsoft® Office products, i.e., Words, Excel, and Power Point, having been pre-compiled (pre-imported) into the System. The mining can be performed using free keywords as well as interchangeable thesauruses, i.e., rapidly identifying sentences, figures, tables, paragraphs, pages, chapters. The system has multi-lingual capacity for the Latin languages (e.g., French, Spanish, etc.) or the pseudo-Latin linguistic structure languages (e.g., Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog, etc.)
The specific purposes of this Workshop are for the participants to discuss and prepare to implement a dedicated SEAL-net knowledgebase/database system based on the above LAKES platform, i.e., a web-based version called LAKES3 for the regional protocol, and a stand-alone version called LAKES4 for the institution-specific intranet protocol.