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Semaphore brings innovative solutions to the healthcare industry

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.

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Semaphore finds its way to Financial Conduct Authority hackathon with JWG

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.

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Crisis Text Line uses Big Data to Save Lives

On: December 12, 2016, by: Smartlogic

Nancy Lubin, former CEO of Do 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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Smartlogic receives Supplier Excellence Award from iNetwork

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.

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The Value of Ontologies

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:...

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How Digital Labor is Transforming Regulatory Compliance

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.

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Why Semantics makes us think about information differently

On: October 04, 2016, by: Ann Kelly

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.

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SKOS vs. OWL; the design decisions of Semaphore

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.

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Smartlogic Introduces Service Status

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.

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Gartner has positioned taxonomy and ontology management on the 2016 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle

On: August 30, 2016, by: Ann Kelly

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.

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