Smartlogic's Semaphore, the Open Semantic Platform, Has Been Named by KMWorld as a Trend-Setting Product of 2010

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Semaphore, the open semantic platform developed by Smartlogic, that adds semantic capabilities to information management systems, has been officially named by KMWorld Magazine as a 'Trend-Setting Product' of 2010.

Smartlogic's Semaphore, the Open Semantic Platform, was recently selected from among 600 entries as a new entry onto the KMWorld 'Trend-Setting Products' list.

Smartlogic was chosen over some heavyweight competition in the field of semantic search, with its Semaphore software singled out for its unique three component capabilities to analyze, classify and reveal content by offering ontology management, content classification and search enhancement.

This semantic intelligence delivers a step change in how users manage, find, explore and use content by adding advanced classification and user experience capabilities to information management systems.

KMWorld, as a leading information provider serving the knowledge management systems market, and with an online and in-print readership made up from over 55,000 individuals in a wide variety of businesses and disciplines, are well placed to assemble such a list. The Trend-Setting Products selection panel represents a broad range of information management disciplines, comprising industry journalists, market and technology analysts, KM theoreticians and practitioners, system integrators, vendors, line-of-business managers and users.

Published annually since 2003, the KMWorld Trend-Setting Products list is well-known for setting the information management industry standard when it comes to identifying technology breakthroughs and is now widely agreed to be the place to look for the shape of things to come.

With a notably rigorous selection criteria, this year's Trend-Setting Product list was no exception. Each and every product chosen by the panel was expected to demonstrate what Hugh McKellar, editor-in-chief of KMWorld and final decision-maker, describes as "thoughtful, well-reasoned  innovation and execution for the most important  constituency of them all: the customer".

KMWorld place a distinct emphasis on establishing that each Trend-Setting Product that makes the grade serve the vendors’ full spectrum of constituencies - especially their customers. 

The semantic approach to information management exemplified with Semaphore's open semantic platform improves the accuracy and efficacy of information intensive tasks such as applying metadata and finding information, as well as enabling content integration across disparate sources. This combination delivers the highest return on an organisations information assets and significantly enriches the user's search experience.

Smartlogic's CEO Jeremy Bentley comments, "This is a tremendous honour. Smartlogic are delighted to have received such an accolade from KMWorld. It confirms us as thought-leaders in the field of information and knowledge management. That the Semaphore open semantic platform meets the tough set of criteria set by the panel and can stand up to the stiff competition is validation in itself but more importantly, receiving the Trend-Setting Product award demonstrates that the commitment made by our customers in Semaphore is resonated by a wider audience of our peers."

Smartlogic's Semaphore is used all over the world by hundreds of leading business enterprises. Applications such as Enterprise Search and Enterprise Content Management use Semaphore to deliver semantic search solutions to understand what content is about and to describe the connections between topics, entities and resources. Organisations use Semaphore with SharePoint, Fast, Google Search Appliance, Solr, Documentum, OpenText and numerous other platforms to deliver the most compelling web sites and to increase business productivity.

Read more about KMWorld's Trend-Setting Product list here

Visit the Smartlogic website for more information or download the free trial software from

Company profile:

About Smartlogic –

Smartlogic are the producers of Semaphore, an open semantic platform that adds advanced content classification capabilities to information management systems in order to provide the most compelling semantic applications for search, content management and business process automation.

Adopting a semantic approach to information management improves the accuracy and efficacy of information intensive tasks such as applying metadata and finding information, as well as enabling content integration across disparate sources. This combination delivers the highest return on an organisations information assets.

Media companies use Semaphore to improve the quality of their information feeds, boosting distribution, readership & subscriptions.

Government authorities use Semaphore to tag information according to their standards, for compliance, intelligence processing & citizen self-service.

Healthcare companies use Semaphore to boost the level of self-service and improve the quality of critical health information they provide to patients.

Investment banks use Semaphore to consolidate their information costs, better promote their primary research and automate information compliance.

Online directories use Semaphore to increase their advertising revenues.

Corporate intranets & websites use Semaphore to boost their use and maximise their return on information assets.

Information managers use Semaphore to manage their taxonomies and ontologies, classification schemes and records retention policies.

Clients include NASA, The National Health Service, ABN Amro, Bank of America and The Office of Public Sector Information.

Jeremy Bentley
Smartlogic, 14 Greville Street, London EC1N 8SB, UK
+44 (0)1223 451 046

About KMWorld

KMWorld is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management, informing more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes - and subsequent success stories - that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc.


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