Developing a taxonomy or classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the taxonomy subject area. Likewise, an ontology can provide insights into relationships that go beyond grouping of similar concepts. In the case of the recent Time magazine thesaurus showing the relationships of various famous people for 2014, it really is more of an ontology identifying the relationships and correlations. To create a useful ontology, there needs to be a way to evaluate the quality of knowledge model.
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Apparently, the Navy has plans to create a big data ecosystem that will allow for advancements in analytics.
Arab Open University’s (AOU) branch in Oman has developed software for detection and risk assessment of diabetes and other related diseases. This software is ontology driven known as Decision Support System. It was developed as part of the Research Council (TRC) Open Research Grant program. AOU was awarded this project in 2012.
The Oxford English Dictionary is progressing towards a third edition with over 619,000 words compiled between its binding. To compile a dictionary of nearly every word in the English language was an endeavor typical of Victorian times. This mammoth-sized task resulted in the first installment emerging in 1884 with its contents “A to Ant.”
User profiles play an important role in information retrieval systems. This “revelation” came from a software engineer study, but really, is it a big surprise?
Attivio recently released Version 3.5 of Active Intelligence Engine (AIE). This recent version features a new Ontology Module and event-driven visualization capabilities that allow analysts to monitor the status of larger, multi-node systems.
Medical imagery can be as helpful as medical information. Searching for them may be a little different though. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH are building a large-scale medical image retrieval system for consumers using a medical ontology.
Amy Taylor, JD, MLIS, of American University, has posted the video and slides of her presentation, Developing an Ontology of Legal Research. She describes the use of an ontology in this recap: “A legal research ontology could be useful because the transition from print to digital sources has shifted the way research is conducted and […]
Detecting defects in ontologies has always been important, but with the increased use of ontologies and ontology mappings in semantically-enabled applications, the importance has increased exponentially.