The Latest News, Insights, and Information

Curious about Semaphore developments? Looking for the latest tips from our engineers and consultants on how to make the most of Semaphore? Then you’ve come to the right place. The News and Blog section is where you can find information about the company and learn from its brightest minds. We welcome your comments and look forward to giving you a sneak peek into a wide range of topics.

The inference problem needs a triple solution

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.

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Semaphore 4 is Live

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.

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Archie Discovers Content Intelligence - Part 1

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.

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The Promise of the Semantic Web, Truth or Fiction?

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.

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Government and Intelligence Agencies Solve Business Challenges with Semaphore

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:

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From Taxonomy Bootcamp to Smartlogic

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.

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Proactive Healthcare with Content Intelligence

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.

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Smartlogic First Impressions

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.

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Semaphore Empowers Life Science Organizations

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.

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Metadata Extraction and Classification; Ontology or Statistically Derived?

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.

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