Defining Ontologies

January 23, 2015  
 Posted in News, ontology

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.

Internship Opportunity Available

December 4, 2014  
 Posted in News, ontology

To be as helpful as possible to those in the fields of taxonomy, indexing, ontology, etc., we are sharing career opportunities that we find with our readers. Even if you are not in the market for a career move, it is always good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are evolving.

The Navy Has Big Plans

July 8, 2014  
 Posted in News, ontology, Technology

Apparently, the Navy has plans to create a big data ecosystem that will allow for advancements in analytics.

Ontology-Based Software Aiding in Treating Diabetes

June 5, 2014  
 Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, News, ontology

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.

Language Comes into the Future

January 27, 2014  
 Posted in News, reference, Technology

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.”

Ontologies Strengthen Data

October 31, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology

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?

Ontologies Ensure Results

July 5, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology

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.

Retrieving Images with Ontologies

June 28, 2013  
 Posted in indexing, News, ontology

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.

Taylor: Developing an Ontology of Legal Research

June 26, 2013  
 Posted in Access Insights

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 […]

Looking Forward with Ontologies

June 25, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology, semantic

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.

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