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on: May 15, 2017, by: Ann Kelly
San Jose, CA – May 15th, 2017 – Smartlogic Semaphore Inc. makers of the world-class semantic platform Semaphore, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, as a Visionary in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines.
on: May 10, 2017, by: Ann Kelly
As medical technology evolves and medical care improves, life expectancy rises. In the U.S., healthcare providers are moving toward a value-based care model, which emphasizes preventative care to improve outcomes and lower overall costs. In Minnesota, the well-known Mayo Clinic is using analytics to reduce the number of clinical tests, improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs.
on: May 01, 2017, by: Ann Kelly
Big data technologies are changing the way cities work. Today, mayors and other city officials are tapping all kinds of data to make their cities safer, healthier and more efficient. From providing information to residents about available parking, to guiding health inspectors to high-risk restaurants to proactively identifying households that are most likely to experience a fatal fire and take corrective action that eliminates the risk - the use of civic analytics is on the rise.
on: April 24, 2017, by: Smartlogic
Doing business with the US government - the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world (more than $2 trillion each year) - isn’t easy. One of the biggest challenges that organizations face is finding opportunities that match their capabilities and corporate objectives. The core problem is that each Government agency describes solicitations such as bids, RFP’s, amendments, advance notices, awards, etc., using their own vocabulary and vendors search for leads using their products, services and industry terminology. Simple keyword search cannot resolve this diversity of language and often opportunities associated with a vendor’s industry, products and services are missed.
on: April 10, 2017, by: Smartlogic
The cornerstone to a solid information strategy is the ability to retain the information you need, discard what you don’t and provide all stakeholders within the enterprise the information they require. Knowing what information exists in the enterprise is key to protecting intellectual property and minimizing exposure to risk...
on: March 21, 2017, by: Smartlogic
NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) provides full and open access to more than 17.5 petabytes of Earth observation data. To give an idea of how much data this represents, 1 petabyte is equivalent to approximately 20 million 4 drawer filing cabinets filled with text. By 2020 the EOSDIS data archive is estimated to be approximately 65 petabytes and by 2025 it will to grow to more than 330 petabytes.
on: February 28, 2017, by: Smartlogic
Smartlogic is on the move, adding new customers, offering new products and services and sponsoring and speaking at conferences. Find it all in our quarterly newsletter.
on: February 23, 2017, by: Ann Kelly
Predictive Analytics Today names Smartlogic's Semaphore one of 62 top software platforms for text analysis, text mining and text analytics.
on: February 14, 2017, by: Ann Kelly
Smartlogic announces the release of Semaphore Cloud Development, a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that brings Smartlogic’s award-winning Semaphore platform to developers and startups that want to incorporate semantic capabilities in their solutions.
on: February 01, 2017, by: Ann Kelly
Smartlogic announces the release of Semaphore Cloud, a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that brings Smartlogic’s award-winning Semaphore platform to small and midsized organizations and enterprise departments that want to incorporate semantic capabilities in their organization.
on: January 24, 2017, by: Ann Kelly
In today’s marketplace, Life Sciences companies face many challenges; development costs are skyrocketing, government regulation and reporting requirements are changing and directors and boards are demanding profitability for their shareholders. At the same time, they’re inundated with increasing volumes of structured and unstructured information from a wide variety of sources in multiple formats at a velocity that continues to rise.
on: January 17, 2017, 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.
on: January 10, 2017, 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.
on: December 27, 2016, 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.
on: December 21, 2016, 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.
on: December 12, 2016, by: Smartlogic
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.
on: November 30, 2016, 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.
on: November 08, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
As the cost of healthcare continues to rise, customer expectations for rapid and accurate responses to information requests and benefit plan and treatment alternatives is essential. What if when calling your healthcare provider to determine coverage for a particular illness you were given the wrong information or worse spent an hour on hold only to determine you didn’t have coverage. These scenarios are not uncommon in today’s marketplace there are however, innovative technologies, which bring customer service and engagement to a new level. One healthcare payer improved customer support and self-service delivery by implementing Smartlogic's Semaphore platform and the MarkLogic.
on: October 31, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
What is an ontology? In simple terms, an ontology is a representational system which defines the concepts, topics, subjects and the relationships within a subject domain. Models such as taxonomies, ontologies, controlled vocabularies and thesauri allow organizations to identify and create a consistent language, which users understand and describes the organization, processes and customers so they can:...
on: October 18, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Today whether you operate in capital markets, banking, or the insurance industry, you need solid information to make decisions that drive positive organization, stakeholder and customer outcomes. The key to managing risk and improving ROI in a world where the amount of digital information continues to explode is dependent upon an organizations ability to rapidly access, manage and make sense of that information. Unfortunately it’s not that simple. Information is scattered throughout the enterprise, is not accessible and each department, group and project uses a language and vocabulary that is unique. The ability to create a common vocabulary, which can be used to apply the context and meaning to all enterprise information and leverage it to support regulatory compliance efforts is key to successful results.
on: October 04, 2016, by: Anne Lapkin
Recently I’ve been trying to explain to some very bright people who have significant knowledge about “data and analytics”, the difference between “relational thinking” and “semantic thinking”. These folks have a deep background in relational data, but very little knowledge of semantics. And like many people, they have sort of conflated “semantic technology” with “Semantic Web” and have mentally consigned the topic to the category of overwrought, futuristic and unrealistic musings.
on: September 26, 2016, 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. Yet without a mechanism to apply context and meaning to information, the enterprise cannot integrate it into their systems. Semaphore, Smartlogic’s semantic platform, has been carefully architected to address this problem.
on: September 19, 2016, by: Anne Lapkin
About two weeks ago, I saw an article (actually, one of my colleagues posted it on our intranet) from the MIT Technology Review about the limitations of Artificial Intelligence. The article is here for those of you who want to read it in full, but the fundamental concept is; while AI has made great strides in the last 20 years or so (see the recent win by Google’s AlphaGo over Lee Sodol, who is thought to be one of the best Go players of all time), it is still fundamentally inadequate in one respect – we have not yet built a machine that can carry on a conversation with anything remotely approximating human facility. Quite simply, the computer does not understand the meaning of words that it is using and is therefore unable to use them intelligently.
on: September 12, 2016, by: Steve Rice
At Smartlogic, we're committed to providing our customers with a reliable service platform. Today we are announcing "Service Status," an online, interactive web site, which provides a real-time view of Smartlogic services to help you keep your business operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
on: September 06, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Smartlogic Semaphore is used by global organizations to unify the information in their enterprise by consistently labeling data, harmonizing their vocabulary, describing the meaning of data and extracting facts from information assets.
on: August 30, 2016, by: Anne Lapkin
Recently one of our Twitter followers asked if we agreed with the way Gartner has positioned taxonomy and ontology management on the 2016 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle. The technology profile (or “dot” as they are fondly called) is halfway between the Peak of Inflated Expectations and the Trough of Disillusionment with an estimated maturity date of more than 10 years.
on: August 22, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Classification is the process of describing a piece of information (a contract, a proposal, a policy), what it’s about (subjects, topics, themes), and how it should be managed (distributed, secured, archived) by applying one or more metadata tags. Metadata can be applied manually by humans or automatically using technology. Where manual classification relies on a human to read and classify information by selecting the right metadata tags, automatic classification uses statistical methods or model-driven rules to precisely, consistently and efficiently apply the metadata.
on: August 15, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
As Life Science organizations continue to struggle with the proliferation of structured and unstructured information flowing into their organization, forward looking companies are managing enterprise information using cutting-edge technologies. To enhance information discovery, information scientists are integrating disparate information into a single, unified knowledge platform and applying semantic technologies to harmonize and link information using vocabularies and publicly available medical taxonomies.
on: July 29, 2016, by: Steve Rice
Smartlogic are pleased to announce the general availability of Semaphore Cloud, a next-generation Content Intelligence platform where you can harness the power of Semaphore without local infrastructure overhead. Save on implementation and development effort by seamlessly connecting your enterprise to your own privately hosted Semaphore environment in the cloud.
on: July 25, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
In today’s hyper-connected world, the shift to digital content presents unique challenges for organizations who want to leverage product documentation to drive customer self-service delivery and improve ROI. The quality of information and technical support provided by an organization is a key component in customer satisfaction. If information is not readily available, the cost to the enterprise in wasted time, customer satisfaction and frustration is considerable and in some cases, products and services become unprofitable.
on: July 18, 2016, by: Smartlogic
Energy organizations around the world face unique challenges; a rapidly changing economic climate, increased government regulation and a public focus on environmental issues. In order to remain competitive and increase profits, they must manage and optimize all energy assets with complete information, which is scattered across the enterprise. Managing assets with incomplete information leads to lower profits and increased risk.
on: July 12, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Adding Semantics to your data lake can easily transform and unify all of the unstructured and structured information available to the enterprise and query it in real-time. This valuable information is used by organizations to provide critical business intelligence that answers complex questions.
on: July 04, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
In today’s digital world, media organizations around the world must be able to unify all information assets in order to deal with the unique challenges of our hyper-connected world; from content lifecycle and supply chain management to distribution and managing consumer's expectations and information needs.
on: June 27, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Guest blogger Phil Lanzafame, Director Knowledge Solutions from Sentara Healthcare, shares his thoughts on Sentara's use of semantics and Semaphore to extract value from their information assets and use it to effectively support the enterprise.
on: June 20, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Leading high tech organizations are competing against each other to increase market share while dealing with slim operating margins, high capital expenditures, shorter product lifecycles and global supply chain management.
on: June 12, 2016, 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.
on: June 06, 2016, 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 and yes, sometimes social media. This important information is stored in disparate information repositories, in multiple formats and uses specific language and vocabulary.
on: May 31, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Guest blogger Paula Smith, Information Management & ECM Evangelist with Rowan IKM, shares her thoughts on the information challenges in the IT Service Management industry and how Semaphore works with organizations to successfully address these issues.
on: May 18, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
on: May 09, 2016, by: Steve Biondi
MarkLogic World kicks off this week in San Francisco and we'll be there. Visit us in booth B near the registration station and lean how you can leverage Smartlogic and MarkLogic in your organization. Don't forget to attend Toby Conrad and Anne Lapkin's presentation on Tuesday at 1:30 pm; Smartlogic: The Information Platform of the Future. And of course get started by reading our weekly blog post: Smartlogic for MarkLogic.
on: May 02, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Whether you’re a government agency who provides services to families and children, manages healthcare reform or needs to analyze a hostile situation to support ground troops, the ability to unify information into a single source and use it to make time-sensitive decisions can directly affect outcomes.
on: April 25, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
In a world where organizations have more information than they can easily manage, the ability to keep up and comply with an ever-changing regulatory landscape is difficult. The ability to manually identify, categorize and manage unstructured information within the enterprise is unfeasible. Semaphore, Smartlogic’s semantic platform, helps organizations take the FIBO vocabulary and put it work within the enterprise.
on: April 08, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Auto-categorization is usually described as one of the basic text analytics capabilities. This is unfortunate because the underlying functionality can be used for much more than simply categorizing the subject of a document. The name probably stuck because a lot of text analytics companies only offered categorization using training sets. With that approach, auto-categorization is all you can do. However, once you add in categorization rules like Smartlogic’s Semaphore (either sets of terms or full categorization syntax), you can use them for a broad range of other tasks.
on: March 28, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Many people working in today’s healthcare organizations don’t sit in front of a computer. Their days consist of seeing patients, managing patient records and balancing compliance efforts with improving patient care and decreasing costs. The ability to find time-sensitive information is key to improving patient outcomes and sometimes saving lives.
on: March 28, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Smartlogic, today announced today it is a Platinum sponsor of the upcoming MarkLogic World 2016. At MarkLogic World 2016, participants can learn how Smartlogic’s Semaphore platform enhances and enriches data that is stored in the MarkLogic® database so customers can maximize the value of their unstructured data. Attendees will also learn how the MarkLogic database helps customers discover, integrate and leverage all of their data in order to surpass business goals and establish, or maintain, industry leadership. The MarkLogic World conference occurs on May 9th in San Francisco, CA.
on: March 21, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Head Start, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website serves a diverse set of constituencies with a vast collection of department guidelines, best practices, program requirements, training manuals and educational materials.
on: March 10, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Smartlogic identified as one of the “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” by the leading information provider KMWorld, March 2016. – Distinction Given to Companies Demonstrating Innovation and a Clear Understanding of Customers’ Knowledge Management Needs
on: March 04, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
When Applied Materials, Inc. the leading global manufacturer of materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic (PV) industries needed a solution to the age old findability problem they chose Smartlogic - find out why.
on: February 29, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Semantics is the new Web and let’s face it, while it’s touted to have a broad range of application in today’s enterprise, not everyone agrees on its definition so it’s hard to know if it can help you solve your current business problem. There are however, some key indicators that a semantic solution might be right for you.
on: February 16, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
The New Zealand Department of Conservation maintains national parks, protects wildlife and ecosystems and keeps the general public informed about the environment. When it was time for the DOC to implement a new content management system, it took a bold step. By eliminating traditional folder structures and implementing electronic files, sophisticated search strategies can now drive high quality information retrieval.
on: February 05, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
There is tremendous business value locked away in unstructured information. Organizations that unlock that value will improve operations, make informed business decisions and outperform their peers. The information contained within content augments the value most organizations have already found in their structured data; content is the untapped frontier of competitive advantage.
on: February 01, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Government agencies worldwide are under increasing pressure to maximize budgets and minimize development time of solutions that support critical functions. They must deal with the volume, velocity and variable nature of the information flowing into their systems to manage the constant demand for open government and information transparency.
on: January 25, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
The quality of technical support provided by an organization is a key component in customer satisfaction and organizational reputation. A technology company’s technical support team struggled to quickly and efficiently find answers to customer questions. The needed information was locked up in technical support documentation, product manuals, knowledgebase systems and support history logs. The information was housed in disparate systems spread across the organization, stored in multiple formats and the vocabulary used was specific to the system and domain.
on: January 19, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
All organizations have it. It’s in emails, contracts, PDFs, notes, engineering drawings, blog posts, wikis, proposals, collateral and chats. It's the human intelligence of the enterprise. All the impressions, perceptions, experience, decisions and reasoning of the people who conduct the business of the organization. It's stored in content management systems, on file shares, personal hard drives and within applications; its the unstructured information within the enterprise and it's growing.
on: January 14, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Saying goodbye to the past isn't always easy but let's face it we can't change what happened in 2015. Start 2016 off on the right foot and learn how Smartlogic's Semaphore platform helps global organizations unify their structured and unstructured information to solve key business problems and outperform their peers.
on: January 07, 2016, by: Ann Kelly
Whether your organization is in the financial services sector and must comply with the Know Your Customer regulations (KYC), in the pharmaceuticals sector and must comply with adverse event reporting or in the health care sector and need to comply with HIPPA mandates, the need to find the right information at the right time is crucial to compliance.
on: December 18, 2015, by: Smartlogic
Smartlogic welcomes guest blogger Mark Leher, COO at WAND Inc. I recently participated in the Smartlogic/WAND webinar “Discover Practical Solutions for Cloud-Based Information Governance”. In this blog, I wanted to take the opportunity to show you how easy it is to import a WAND pre-built ontology into the Semaphore Cloud environment. Starting with a pre-built ontology lets you jump-start ontology development so you can immediately begin to manage your information.
on: December 11, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
I once had a boss who said “We don’t know what we don’t know.” At the time I thought it was an odd statement but over the years I’ve come to see exactly what he meant and to understand just how important “knowing” is to an organization.
on: December 07, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
At Smartlogic, we make sense of your information. Our Content Intelligence platform provides structure to the unstructured by analyzing text and applying precise and consistent metadata to describe the topics, concepts, products, and other attributes that uniquely describe your organization and your content.
on: November 30, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
Smartlogic, the Content Intelligence Company, today announced tighter integration with MarkLogic, the Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider, creating a seamless approach to semantic information management where organizations maximize information to drive change.
on: November 30, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
Smartlogic’s Semaphore Semantic Enhancement Server (SES) drives exceptional user search experiences. SES is a high-speed XML-based index that allows developers to query an ontology or taxonomy in real-time by providing user interface (UI) components such as topic maps, faceted search, visualization, topic pages and related content to provide you with a best in class user search experience. To learn more about SES and its capabilities download our fact sheet.
on: November 23, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
All Information managers know that defensible disposal is a key outcome of good governance programs; the main benefits are estimating, measuring and reducing risks associated with content retention. Storing content beyond its lifecycle increases storage overhead and may inflate the costs of discovery if and when that content must be reviewed and/or produced. Of course we've all seen the news headlines about potentially significant fines, which can be imposed on organizations for deleting information too soon or which should have been preserved, as in the case of a litigation hold.
on: November 16, 2015, by: Charlie Holland
A few weeks ago we had a new addition in the Holland household. His name is Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli but we call him “Fonzie” for short. Now Fonzie is a Briard puppy and he joins four other dogs in our increasingly busy kitchen. As you can imagine with so many dogs, in the interests of the structural integrity of our house, proper training is important. So we’ve started teaching Fonzie the basics – sit, stand, down and stay. For the uninitiated, the Briard is a French sheepdog (if you’re old enough to remember the Looney Tunes cartoons, think Sam Sheepdog), so he gets sit, down and stay with relatively little effort. However, when it comes to stand, it’s proving to be something of a challenge.
on: November 09, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
The National Health Service (NHS) Choices website provides patients with the healthcare information they need, when they need it. The ability to locate accurate and relevant information – whether it is an explanation of a particular treatment, specifics about a medication, the statistics on a particular hospital, the latest condition management advice, or dietary tips – helps users satisfy their query online, saving the health center, doctor, specialist and other experts’ time, prepare patients for a consultation, and ensure that they contact and connect the most appropriate healthcare professional on their first visit.
on: November 02, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
For over 25 years ALLDATA, the leading provider of OEM service and repair information to the automotive service and collision industries, has provided repair and vehicle information to service and repair shops on a subscription basis. As the industry standard, ALLDATA is used by more than 300,000 technicians in 85,000 shops worldwide to research repair and collision information, view factory-correct diagnostics, business tools and support services.
on: October 22, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
In the financial services sector onboarding new clients can be a manual and paper-intensive process which requires staff to locate, evaluate and analyze hundreds to thousands of pages of information for each new client. The information comes from many sources - trust agreements, 10K filings and corporate resolutions. It is in diverse formats, is written in and contains multiple languages, and the vocabulary used in inconsistent. See how a financial services organization leveraged the power of Content Intelligence with Smartlogic's Semaphore platform to unify information, streamline processes, improve efficiency and reduce errors.
on: October 16, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
Today, oil and gas companies face significant challenges; price uncertainty, environmental compliance, and an increasingly hostile regulatory climate. Balancing these concerns while attempting to increase profits, reduce operating expenses, manage reputation and balance the concerns of each level within the organization is no easy task.
on: October 09, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
In today’s hyper-connected world pouring over the daily paper or a trade journal with a cup of coffee is a luxury few of us have. The need to always be on-line and connected is a growing trend and whether it’s good for us or not remains to be seen. One thing is for certain we want to communicate, shop, perform research and consume our news when we want it on our device of choice. Those who don’t want to waste precious time searching for news and information subscribe to news feeds and services, use targeted lists or quickly browse social media.
on: October 09, 2015, by: Steve Ingram
The continuing adventures of Archie, the software architect. Archie is an experienced software architect who has recently failed to deliver a Single View of the Customer project for his company. Luckily for Archie, he has just met Onslow the Ontologist who has promised to explain where he went wrong; so for the price of a large Americano, Archie will finally discover Content Intelligence.
on: October 09, 2015, by: Paul Gunstone
For many organizations the call center is an important “public face.” Corporate reputations can be easily enhanced or quickly damaged by a client’s single interaction with a call center. Even in the very best of call centers the organization’s management continually strive for improvements such as, a better quality of service or delivering the same (or better) level of service with fewer people.
on: October 02, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
If you’ve ever been involved in building an ontology it’s likely you’ve come away from the process with a few battle scars. Projects to develop a common vocabulary in an organization are time consuming and political because it’s difficult to get everyone to agree on a single consistent term for each concept. And while we all agree it’s good to have a consistent language, pointing to a specific business benefit that makes your CFO smile is hard.
on: September 24, 2015, by: Jeremy Bentley
Three key technology innovations have emerged and stabilized, such that their combination creates a disruptive opportunity to the way today’s enterprises manage, analyze and action their information. The disruption is simple in concept, information becomes unified.
on: September 03, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
A triple is a relationship construct that consists of 3 parts; a subject, a predicate and an object. In semantics, triples are an atomic form of intelligence that can be used to describe basically everything in the world around us. In our everyday world we think of subjects and objects as nouns and predicates as a way to express the relationship between subjects and objects.
on: August 28, 2015, by: Jeremy Bentley
The enterprise ready Semaphore 4 platform combines the power of semantic web technology with Smartlogic’s powerful auto classification and fact extraction to result in a rich sematic experience without the hassle and complexity.
on: August 28, 2015, by: Steve Ingram
The continuing adventures of Archie, the software architect. Archie is an experienced software architect who works at Peck Templeton. Followers of this blog, familiar with Archie’s notable failure to deliver a Single View of Customer project, may find his continuing employment surprising. If you’ve not met Archie before don’t worry; all will be revealed as Archie discovers Content Intelligence.
on: August 21, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
In today’s business environment, unstructured information has become one of the most valuable resources in an 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 maintaining a competitive advantage. The Semantic Web was supposed to help us solve this problem. All information would be available, required facts would be a click away and intelligent agents would locate things. The reality; the world is disillusioned. The volume, velocity and variety of data flowing into organizations is out of control, the quality of public information is suspect, and the context in which that information was created is seldom obvious.
on: August 14, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
Government agencies worldwide are under increasing pressure to maximize budgets and minimize development time of solutions that support critical functions.They must deal with the volume, velocity and variable nature of the information flowing into their systems to manage the constant demand for open government and information transparency. Semaphore, our Content Intelligence platform, empowers our government and intelligence partners to manage these challenges using our ontology management, auto classification and metadata enrichment, search, security and visualization tools see how:
on: August 07, 2015, by: Smartlogic
When I attended my first Taxonomy Bootcamp meeting back in 2009 I thought taxonomies and taxonomists were all the rage; actually I still do. However, my fundamental beliefs about taxonomies and the taxonomy profession were shaken to their core by comments made at that conference. Those comments set my career on a path that ultimately led me to work at Smartlogic.
on: July 31, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
As medical technology evolves and medical care improves, life expectancy rises. In 2012, the overall life expectancy in the United States was 79.8, up from 77.9 in 2007. Individuals over the age of 65 who spend more on health care services than their younger counterparts will comprise one-fifth of the population by 2050. Each year one in three individuals over the age of seventy-five will experience a fall. In four out of ten incidents the result will lead to hospitalization, a long period of immobilization and recovery, surgery or in some cases death. As the population ages, this problem becomes more acute. And more expensive.
on: July 20, 2015, by: Smartlogic
Read Sarah Mercure's (Senior Consultant at Smartlogic) blog post to learn about how she came to Smartlogic and her first impressions.
on: July 20, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
Since I started at Smartlogic I’ve spent more time lately looking at news associated with the markets we serve. Today, life sciences companies face many challenges from rising development costs to increased government regulation and reporting to profitability demands from directors, boards and shareholders. And if that weren’t enough, like many organizations they’re battling an influx of structured and unstructured information coming at them from a wide variety of sources in many formats. While most companies have a place to store and manage their structured data it’s interesting to note that most of the valuable intelligence organizations have can’t be processed using traditional technologies. They need a technology that can unlock the value in the unstructured data; here’s where Smartlogic can help.
on: July 02, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
Let’s face it, if you’re like most organizations you have more data than you can manage and the amount of data flowing into your systems is increasing at a rate faster than you can handle. You’ve most likely implemented a content management system with the confidence that your problems are solved, another item checked off your list right? Yet as you begin to organize data, your folder structures become complex. With increased document volumes, accurate and precise manual tagging and classification of your content becomes a burden and is often done in a hurried and imprecise manner (or not at all) which means that not only is it difficult to find content, but the metadata that you depend on for proper information governance is missing.
on: June 26, 2015, by: Steve Ingram
A story in 3 parts wherein Archie the Architect tries to build a Single View of the Customer without using Content Intelligence. Chapter 3: Archie’s having problems with his Relationship(s) The story so far… Many, many months ago, the Board of Peck Templeton (a company that sells lots of stuff) decided to create a “Single View of the Customer” to meet a number of challenges in the short and medium term. They entrusted the project to an experienced Architect named Archie, and now have an MDM implementation and a shiny new Hadoop cluster. Unfortunately, Archie doesn’t know anything about Content Intelligence, which is why they still don’t have a Single View of the Customer, despite months of effort.
on: June 19, 2015, by: Steve Ingram
A story in 3 parts wherein Archie the Architect tries to build a Single View of Customer without using Content Intelligence. Chapter 2: There’s an elephant in the room!
on: June 12, 2015, by: Steve Ingram
A story in 3 parts wherein Archie the Architect tries to build a Single View of the Customer without using Content Intelligence.
on: June 05, 2015, by: Charlie Holland
All information managers know that appropriate information governance is an important compliance task. Failure to enforce best practices can lead to fines, sanctions and loss of reputation to an organization.
on: May 29, 2015, by: Jeremy Bentley
To answer that we need to examine how information technology has changed from the days before computing when information was housed in paper files or in people’s heads, to how it's managed today.
on: May 23, 2015, by: Charlie Holland
Basic search works by examining the text in a group of documents and building an index of their contents. Then a user comes along and queries that index using a particular word or phrase. Sounds as though it’ll do the job doesn’t it? But what if there are millions of documents which contain the same words, how do you know which document(s) have the information you’re looking for and of those, which are the most relevant? That’s where things get a bit tricky.
on: May 18, 2015, by: Jeremy Bentley
Information is the foundation of every organization. Those with accurate, reliable and timely information have an economic advantage over their competitors. Best practices, found within best-in-class organizations, dictate that information be treated in the same manner as other valuable assets and, regardless of their type, assets require careful management, thoughtful governance, and strategic consideration in their use and control.
on: May 05, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
Semantic technology is being used by companies like Monsanto, Thomson Reuters and KPMG to harmonize structured and unstructured information from multiple data silos and external sources to deliver game-changing business value. Companies that combine the capabilities of Smartlogic and MarkLogic are reporting more agile websites, smarter analytics, streamlined business processes and true findability. Toby Conrad, Smartlogic SVP Americas, Anne Lapkin, Smartlogic SVP Global Strategies and Joe Pasqua, MarkLogic SVP Product Strategy discuss how Smartlogic and MarkLogic have worked closely together to integrate their technologies for ontology management, natural language processing, triple store and semantic search offering customers the leading platform for intelligent content.
on: May 05, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
MarkLogic World 2015 kicked off their San Francisco event with a Women in Tech Breakfast Panel featuring Anne Lapkin from Smartlogic, Margaret Burgraff with Intel, Ellie Fields from Tableau and Mary Holstege from MarkLogic. The fifty minute discussion focused on ins and outs of growing your career as a woman in the technology industry.
on: April 23, 2015, by: Ann Kelly
San Jose, CA – April 22, 2015 – Smartlogic Inc., headquartered in San Jose, CA, is the maker of Semaphore, the Content Intelligence Platform announces today that the U. S. Army has renewed their Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) for three years.
on: April 20, 2015, by: Smartlogic
MarkLogic World 2015 Video Interview: Jeremy Bentley, CEO, Smartlogic spoke with John Furrier and Jeff Kelly on Content Intelligence and the competitive advantage organizations can gain by unlocking the value in their unstructured content. In the interview, Bentley talked about how "Content intelligence" is the starting point for an explosion of innovation in the content space and gave a great history of information systems.
on: March 10, 2015, by: Smartlogic
The healthcare industry faces great challenges in organizing and accessing information they need to meet patient needs.
on: February 20, 2015, by: Smartlogic
Smartlogic today announced that the Smartlogic Semaphore Content Intelligent Platform has been awarded the Certificate of Networthiness by the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command.
on: January 19, 2015, by: Smartlogic
There are multiple ways to synchronize a classification model in Semaphore with MarkLogic, and your use case drives the method you choose.
on: April 12, 2014, by: Anne Lapkin
Business Computing World writes about how Smartlogic can help organization wrestle their mounds of unstructured data into usable data through auto-classification and text analysis. It goes on to say that organizations can gain a competive edge when they tap into Big Content using content intelligence. Read this interesting article on the Business Computing World website.
on: April 12, 2014, by: Ann Kelly
Select Science, an online publication that publishes expert opinions, has posted an article written by Jeremy Bentley, Smartlogic CEO. It talks about how content intelligence assists healthcare professionals in finding exactly the information they need for their patients from the thousands of documents available to them. Read more about it on the Select Science website.
on: April 12, 2014, by: Ann Kelly
MarkLogic gives Smartlogic partner award for its ability to enrich text with triples and XML, powering semantic search.
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