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Alternative Label

Alternative labels which are typically synonyms, near synonyms, alternate spellings, abbreviations, acronyms, etc. of preferred labels can have 0, 1



Application programming interface (API) is an interface implemented by a software program which enables it to interact with other software. It


Auto Classification

Auto classification is the process of automatically adding metadata ("tags") to an item (a document, article, picture, etc.) to provide a description


Automatic Metadata Tagging

The process of applying Terms or “tags” from a controlled vocabulary (often in the form of a taxonomy) to an item of content is known as


Auto Suggest

Semaphore "reads" a page of content and automatically suggests appropriate terms from the client’s taxonomy that can be applied to the metadata. 



Big Data

Big data is a broad term for data sets that are too large or complex for traditional data processing methods/applications. Big Data spans three


Big Data Analytics

Big Data analytics is the process of examining large data sets containing a variety of data types to reveal patterns, market trends, product


Broader Concept

Broader concepts are concepts that are immediate parents of another concept within a hierarchical relationship. For example, in the animal kingdom


Business Classification Scheme

Classification, in relation to the Business Classification Scheme (BCS) is the systematic identification and arrangement of business activities


Business Information Portal

A Business Information Portal is a web portal application that consolidates business information into a single application for a specific purpose.The


Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems (BIS) contains the technology that drives business. It also relates to the processes, data and the people that use these


Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence is a technology-driven process for analyzing data and presenting actionable information to help corporate executives, business




Categorization is similar to classification in that it is a process that seeks to describe an item by reference to a formal controlled vocabulary


Categorization Management

Categorization management involves assigning an agreed category label (typically sourced from a Business Classification Scheme or a File Plan) to an



Classification is the process of adding metadata ("tags") to an item (a document, article, picture, etc.) to provide a description of that item


Classification Management

Classification management involves assigning agreed labels from a taxonomy or ontology to aid subsequent information retrieval. The item can be


Classification Model

A formal model for sharing knowledge, a classification model is concerned with defining topics and placing them in context of a class, with


Cloud Computing

Cloud computing also known as on-demand computing, is a kind of internet-based computing, where shared resources and information are provided to



Concepts are the units of thought such as ideas, meanings, or (categories of) objects and events which underlie many knowledge organization systems.


Content Analytics

Content analytics is the act of applying business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) practices to digital content. Organizations use


Content Classification

Content classification is the process of analyzing a document and adding metadata 'tags' that describe that document which are sourced from a


Content Classification Routines

Content classification routines are the methods used to classify content. Classification routines include:

  • Keywords - a set of related search

Content Compliance

Content Compliance implies a standard or set of legislation for which content is governed. This can be related to its structure – such as compliance


Content Intelligence

Content Intelligence is the combination of semantic technology and information science that allows machines to model, interpret, describe, analyze...

Content Surfacing

Content Surfacing is a way of presenting or previewing content typically embedded in links contained in Tweets, RSS feeds, Facebook and other content


Contextual Searching

Contextual searching refers to proactively capturing the information needs of a user by automatically augmenting the user query with information


Controlled Vocabularies

Controlled vocabularies are carefully selected lists of words and phrases, which are used to tag documents or content to improve search and retrieval



Distributed Processing

Distributed processing is a phrase used to refer to a variety of computer systems that use more than one computer (or processor) to run an


Document Management

The management and control of documents with emphasis on their dynamic and transactional nature including indexing and retrieval, revision and


Documentum Search

The search engine running against the Documentum Enterprise Content Management software. Documentum Search Services in its current release uses the


Dynamic Navigation

Dynamic navigation allows a navigation menu to update automatically, based on the state of a website's content. A website is often structured using a



Enterprise Content Management

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the strategies, methods and tools used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents


Enterprise Document Management

Enterprise Document Management (EDM) is a sub-set of Enterprise Content Management. The focus of these technologies is the scanning or uploading,


Enterprise Search

Enterprise search is the practice of making content from multiple sources, such as databases and intranets, searchable to a defined audience.


Enterprise Semantic Platform

An enterprise semantic platform is comprised of:

  • Enterprise – connects with any application within the enterprise via published and documents

Entity Extraction

Entity extraction is the natural language processing and algorithmic detection of different entity types within a piece of text (people names, city


Entity Identifier Mapping

Entity Identifier Mapping is the process of defining how the same entities with different values relate to each other.  For example, “Orange” <is


Entity Normalization

The process of tagging content with entities (names, places, etc) created from automatic entity extraction routines or manually added (for example



Faceted Classification System

A faceted classification system is a classification scheme, which is used to organize knowledge into a systematic order. Faceted classification


Faceted Search

Faceted search is a technique for accessing information organized using a faceted classification system, which allows users to explore a collection


FAST Search

The FAST ESP Enterprise Search software created by Fast Search & Transfer ASA (acquired by Microsoft in January 2008), is now provided as “FAST


Federated Search

Federated search is the simultaneous search of multiple online databases or web resources (including other search engines). From a single interface,



Findability is a term used to describe the ease with which you can search for and find information. Although not exclusive to the World Wide Web it



Google Search Appliance

The Google Search Appliance (GSA) is the Google search software installed on a rack-mounted server that can be rapidly plugged into a data center to



Hierarchical Faceted Search

Hierarchical faceted search describes a system of accessing information about a collection of objects, classes or subjects. Content is organized into



HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA was enacted by the United



Indexing Solutions

Indexing content is synonymous with classification – applying one or more terms from a formal indexing structure (taxonomy, ontology, controlled


Information Professional

An information professional deals with the management and organization of information and its distribution to information consumers. Job titles may


Information Retrieval

Information retrieval (IR) is the science of searching for documents, for information within documents, and for metadata about documents, in



Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management (KM) comprises a range of strategies and practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and



Linked Open Data

Linked Open Data describes a method of publishing structured data so that it can be interlinked and become more useful through semantic queries. It



Metadata Standards

Metadata elements grouped into sets designed for a specific purpose, e.g., for a specific domain or a particular type of information resource, are


Metadata Values

Metadata is often defined as “data about data”. It is structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to



Narrower Concept

A Narrower concepts are immediate children of other concepts, within a hierarchical relationship. Narrower concept are more specific than their


Natural Language Processing

"Natural Language Processing (NLP) is both a modern computational technology and a method of investigating and evaluating claims about human




A formal model for sharing knowledge, an ontology is concerned with defining topics and placing them in context of a class, with properties and


Ontology Editor Tool

The Semaphore Ontology Editor Tool is multi-user, web-based software application that supports the design, development, testing and maintenance of


Ontology Software

Ontology software provides a user interface in which to develop an ontology, a logic layer that ensures the consistency and accuracy of the


OWL Ontologies

The Web Ontology Language (OWL) is a family of knowledge representation languages for authoring ontologies for the semantic web. The definition



Platform as a service (PaaS)

PaaS is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform for customers to develop, run, and manage web applications without the


Preferred Label

A preferred label is the official name for a concept. Each concept can have only one preferred label per language.

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Related Concept

A relationship between two concepts within a model (taxonomy, ontology, controlled vocabulary, thesauri).  Models can be enriched using relationships


Resource Definition Framework (RDF)

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a family of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications designed as a metadata data model. It is used



Search Accuracy

Search accuracy is an interesting topic that is completely subjective. The “right answer” for one person may differ radically for another person



Self-service is a term given to the retrieval of information by a user rather than having to contact a third-party to supply the same information. In


Semantic Search

Semantic search seeks to improve search accuracy by understanding searcher intent and the contextual meaning of terms as they appear in the search


Semantic Search Engine

A search engine that has been extended from providing core capabilities (indexing multiple sources, free-text retrieval, relevance ranking) to


Semantic Software

Any software that adds additional context and meaning to the language used in an application to improve its use and accessibility to human readers


Semantic Technologies

Semantic technologies have the capacity to extract meaning from unstructured information found within an enterprise and make it available for


Semantic Wave

The mainstream adoption of semantic technologies as seen by the emergence of the Semantic Web initiative and the growing adoption of technologies


Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is an extension of the Web through standards created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The standards promote common data


Semaphore Search

Semaphore search is the integration of the Semaphore Open Semantic Platform with enterprise search engines to deliver a robust, scalable semantic


SharePoint Search

The Enterprise Search solution provided as part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Content Management solution SharePoint. The SharePoint (or Microsoft Office


SharePoint Taxonomies

Microsoft use the word “taxonomy” in relation to SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 to describe SharePoint’s site map structure. Most Information


Site Columns

A site column is a SharePoint term to describe a list column, or metadata field that can be shared across all libraries and lists in any Site in a



Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) “is an area of work developing specifications and standards to support the use of knowledge organization


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Solr Search

Solr is the open source Enterprise Search Solution form the Apache Lucene project. Semaphore for Solr integrates the Semaphore Open Semantic Platform


Structured Data

A type of data model that organizes data elements (name, address, city etc.) and standardizes how the data elements relate to one another (ie. type,


Subject Identification

A structure such as a taxonomy or Business Classification Scheme used to identify the subject of an item.

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Tagged Information Feeds

Information Feeds deliver content from specific domain in a structure way, for example market research from Reuters or news stories from the


Taxonomic Scheme

“Taxonomy is the practice and science of classification. The word finds its roots in the Greek τάξις, taxis (meaning 'order' or 'arrangement') and



A taxonomy, or taxonomic scheme, is a particular classification ("the taxonomy of ...") of topics arranged in a hierarchical structure.   The topics


Taxonomy Management

'Taxonomy' derives from Greek 'taxis' (meaning arrangement or division) and 'nomos' (meaning law). It describes the science of classification


Taxonomy Software

Taxonomy software provides: a user interface in which to develop a taxonomy, a logic layer that ensures the consistency and accuracy of the


Text Analytics

Text analytics describes a set of linguistic, statistical, and machine learning techniques that break a stream of text into meaningful words or


Text Miner

Text Miner makes it easy to build a taxonomy or other classification model by finding the most frequent terms used in your content. Text Miner


Text Mining

Text mining is the process of deriving high-quality information from text using patterns and trends such as statistical pattern learning. Text mining



A Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary that groups words together to provide definition and meaning. In Information Science this is often a structure


Topical Website Content

All websites attempt to make their content relevant, but making it topical requires the integration of current stories and articles. To do this


Triple Store

A triple store or RDF store is a purpose-built database for the storage and retrieval of triples using semantic queries. A triple is a data entity



Unstructured Data

Unstructured Data is the majority of an organization’s data which is not managed. Structured data is that which resides in relational or XML




A defining property of Big Data which deals with the number and diverse nature of information in an organization. Information can be structured,



A defining property of Big Data which deals with the speed at which information is changing. Today organizations are dealing with large, rapidly



A defining property of Big Data, which deals with the amount of data. In today’s marketplace the amount of data flowing into an organization is


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