Smartlogic Recognized Again as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

Posted on: December 02, 2019, by: Ann Kelly

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Smartlogic Semaphore Inc. makers of the Semantic AI platform –Semaphore - today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, again as a Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions.

“We’re pleased to be positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions for the 3rd year in a row,” Jeremy Bentley, CEO Smartlogic. “As information continues to explode and markets, regulations, and industries evolve, organizations need precise, complete and consistent information to tackle strategic business initiatives. To do this, we believe they must deploy systems that leverage Semantic AI platforms and machine learning strategies that automatically analyze, create and apply rich metadata to improve data quality across organizations repositories, analytics, search, and transactional systems.”

Gartner’s market definition/description of metadata is: “metadata management is an aspect of an organization’s management of its data and information assets. The term “metadata” describes the various facets of an information asset that can improve its usability throughout its life cycle. Metadata management differs from enterprise metadata management (EMM). Metadata management operates only at the level of a single program, project or initiative. EMM, by contrast, encompasses all of an organization’s metadata management initiatives. It encompasses the roles, responsibilities, processes, organization, and technology necessary to ensure that appropriate usage of metadata across an enterprise adds value and protects an enterprise’s data. Metadata and its uses go far beyond technical matters. Metadata is used as a reference for business-oriented and technical projects and lays the foundations for describing, inventorying and understanding data for multiple use cases. Use-case examples include data governance, risk and compliance, data analysis and data value.”

The Semaphore platform approaches metadata management from a holistic perspective. It allows organizations to manage semantic knowledge models, automatically extract data and facts from unstructured and structured information, and generate and manage high-quality metadata. It combines Natural Language Processing (NLP) with fact extraction; model-based classification; and semantic enrichment. These capabilities allow you to harmonize, extract and enrich data in all its forms using text-based information as the source.

Semaphore is applied to digital initiatives such as improving customer experience, contract life-cycle management, preventive and investigative intelligence, records management, data and text analytics, process automation, regulatory compliance, and information security. The platform integrates with content, data, and application systems; supports multiple data types - including graph, and incorporates AI and machine learning strategies to transform digital data into qualified actionable intelligence.

Source: Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions,” Guido De Simoni, et al, 16 October 2019 Gartner subscribers can access the report here:


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