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Posted: January 17, 2017

Firefighting with Big Data

by Ann Kelly

On any given day, fire fighters are presented with multiple rescue and firefighting situations. Often first on the scene and the only responder with the necessary tools and training to manage the situation, having the right information to make critical decisions that save property and lives is key to their success.

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Posted: January 10, 2017

The Semantics of Semaphore

by Ann Kelly

In today’s enterprise, unstructured information has become one of the most valuable assets of the organization and its rate of growth is staggering. The need to extract information from internal and external sources and integrate it into existing systems for use in key business decisions is critical to successful business outcomes. 

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Posted: December 27, 2016

Semaphore brings innovative solutions to the healthcare industry

by Ann Kelly

Key decisions in healthcare are dependent on the availability and integration of a diverse set of information sources; patient records, physician’s notes, lab results, claim data as well as professional journals. This important information is stored in disparate information repositories, in multiple formats and uses organization, department or group specific language and vocabulary.

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Posted: December 21, 2016

Semaphore finds its way to Financial Conduct Authority hackathon with JWG

by Ann Kelly

Today, financial services organizations need solid information in order to make decisions that drive positive organization, stakeholder and customer outcomes. As the volume of data flowing into financial organizations continues to increase, the ability to rapidly access, manage and make sense of it in order to improve information management, comply with regulatory requirements and transform information into products and services is key to managing risk and improving ROI.

Experts estimate the cost of regulatory compliance in the financial services industry in the UK will reach approximately £17 billion over the next 10 years. Brexit and any efforts to change or eliminate Dodd Frank in the U.S. will exacerbate the issue as changing regulations will only increase workloads.

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Posted: December 12, 2016

Crisis Text Line uses Big Data to Save Lives

by Irene

Nancy Lubin, former CEO of Do Something.org and founder of The Crisis Text Line (CTL) has found a way to help people in crisis and at the same time, leverage the information found in text messages to provide valuable insight to schools, researchers, mental health practitioners and non-profits to help those in need. Crisis Text Line is the first and only national, 24/7 crisis-intervention hotline to conduct its conversations exclusively via text message. Quietly launched in 2013 in Chicago and El Paso, their market grew to incorporate all 295 area codes in the US in 4 months with no marketing.

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Posted: December 06, 2016

Taxonomy for Knowledge Delivery

by Ann Kelly

In today’s hyper-connected world, organizations face unique challenges in customer engagement, support and self-service delivery. As consumer expectations for personalized information continues to grow, organizations must deploy innovative tools and technologies that allow them to harmonize enterprise information and leverage it to meet customer needs.

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Posted: November 30, 2016

Smartlogic receives Supplier Excellence Award from iNetwork

by Ann Kelly

Smartlogic has been awarded the iNetwork Supplier Excellence Award for its work with Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council. The Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale in Greater Manchester, England. The metropolitan district council, one of ten in Greater Manchester and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, provide the majority of local government services and information for locals, visitors and the business community on their website.

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Posted: November 10, 2016

Toby Conrad to Speak at SDL Connect

by Ann Kelly

Customer expectations for personalized content is growing. A taxonomy is the bridge from a customer’s world to yours in delivering relevant content. Join Smartlogic's Toby Conrad  and SDL's Chip Gettenger on November 17th for: Taxonomy for Knowledge Delivery

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Posted: November 09, 2016

Smartlogic’s Jim Morris to speak at Taxonomy Bootcamp

by Ann Kelly

Join Jim Morris, Senior Information Scientist for Smartlogic, on Monday, November 14th to hear: Knowledge Discovery with Applied Ontologies 

Taxonomy Boot Camp program is designed to provide something for everyone, from taxonomy newbies to seasoned experts (and everyone in between). Two parallel tracks on the first day provide those new to the field with the nuts and bolts they need to get up-to-speed and give more experienced practitioners insight into how others have evolved their approaches. On day two, hear case studies, practical sessions on taxonomy tools and methods, and cutting-edge developments in the field.

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