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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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Semaphore Classification Provides Superior Results

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.

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Life Science Organizations drive change with The Information Platform of the Future

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.

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The Power of Two; Smartlogic & SDL

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.

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