(PRWEB UK) 21 July 2011
According to Jeremy Bentley, founder and CEO of Smartlogic, businesses are once again reliant on specialised skills in the hands of a few to unlock their information assets.
Bentley poses that, just as in the "closed data world of the 1970s" before the development of relational databases and business intelligence layers which unlocked corporate data so today it is enterprise information that is not as freely accessible as people require. Again because it has to be 'unlocked' - by enterprise search specialists and others 'in the know' - before an organisation can harness the value of its information assets. In the meantime, businesses have to spend too much money, wait too long for projects to complete or just have to make do – all with the consequence of poor performance.
This is an excerpt taken from Bentley's white paper 'The Advantage of Openness', one of a series published by KMWorld magazine, the leading information provider serving the knowledge management systems market.
In his paper, Jeremy Bentley makes the case for semantic software and how it can improve search and therefore business performance: "Just as the gap between closed and open data was filled by new approaches in the 70s, so too will the gap between limited search and productive find. This new approach requires a layer of semantic software."
Smartlogic are the makers of 'Semaphore', an enterprise semantic platform, that adds a layer of semantic capability, which in information architectural terms, sits between search and information sources and user applications. The purpose of Semaphore is to inject meaning and context to the user experience and to add semantic content classification to the search index and information sources.
Bentley describes how the 'openness' of Semaphore is key to offering a 'new layer' that lies between the user interface and content technology, providing the semantic software solution to the problems of information search and knowledge management.
As an ontology management system, the enterprise semantic platform enables an enterprise to maintain controlled and social vocabularies - semantic models - that describe the information domain, provide the context making semantic content classification possible.
Bentley goes on to illustrate how the enterprise semantic software delivers advantage by making it possible for a business to model its domain, and then organize, automate and communicate its information according to this model. This means that search engine precision is enhanced, the quality of metadata is improved, CMS implementations are sped up, unstructured information can be integrated from multiple repositories, compliance processes can be automated and the user experience that is offered to clients, staff and partners will be exceptional.
Jeremy Bentley has spent his career working with information systems ranging from business process workflow, documents and records management search and now enterprise semantics and meaning. He is the founder and CEO of Smartlogic, developers of Semaphore, an enterprise semantic platform that adds advanced semantic content classification capabilities to information management systems.
KMWorld have an online and in-print readership made up from over 55,000 individuals in a wide variety of businesses and disciplines and the KMWorld Best Practice White Papers have become a key component in the creation of the 'shopping lists' for today's information managers.
The white paper is now available for download from the Smartlogic website at web address: http://www.smartlogic.com/knowledge-zone/white-papers/665-kmworld
More information about Smartlogic's open semantic platform Semaphore can be found on the Smartlogic website at http://www.smartlogic.com
About Smartlogic – http://www.smartlogic.com
Smartlogic are the producers of Semaphore, an enterprise semantic platform that adds advanced semantic content classification capabilities to information management systems in order to structure data, providing the most compelling semantic applications for search, content management and business process automation.
Adopting a semantic approach to your information management strategy 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 organisation’s 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.
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