What Ontologies Bring to the Party

January 25, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology

A science blogger shows an example of how important ontology development is to accessing your information. You see, sometimes even technical geeks get lost in the terminology of browsers, indexing, and taxonomies. This particular science blogger took time to explain for the confused few while reviewing GoPubMed, an ontology-based browser.

Working Well Together

January 15, 2013  
 Posted in News, ontology, semantic

The semantic web is being used for many types of organizations and for many applications. In the retail world, it is being developed to optimize the process. By creating ontologies that serve as a reference for the data found on the internet, semantic technology can create comprehensive evaluations for customers and business owners.

The Value of Relationships

December 14, 2012  
 Posted in News, ontology

Ontology Systems and Neotel are extending their working relationship with the use of Ontology Intelligent 360 for an aligned view of services. This interesting news was brought to our attention by telecompaper.com in their article, “Neotel selects Ontology platform for service management.” The Ontology Intelligent 360 claims to improve customer experience and reduce cost by […]

The Value of Semantic Technology

August 10, 2012  
 Posted in News, ontology, search, semantic

fluidOps offers a version of its Information Workbench platform integrated with OWLIM, an enterprise semantic database from Ontotext.

Grant Enables Ontology Based Database

July 26, 2012  
 Posted in News, ontology

Miller School researchers have received a $2.5 million grant to develop a novel database to enable neuroscientists to search the voluminous number of studies related to nervous system repair, and link relevant data from those studies to other resources.

The Meanings of Ontology

July 2, 2012  
 Posted in Access Insights, Featured, ontology

Ontologies are the newest label attached to knowledge organization systems (KOSs). They are generally specific modules and models developed by the knowledge management community. Stanford University has developed an ontology software called Protégé, which people seem to either love or hate. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of middle ground. They are either very fond of it: “Oh, I just love Protégé!”; or they hate it: “I don’t understand that tool; it doesn’t make any sense to me.” I don’t know which class you will fall into, but it is open source software and it is available. So, try it out and make your own decision.

Another Unique Use for Semantic Technology

June 29, 2012  
 Posted in News, ontology, semantic

Poderopedia is a project that aims to promote greater transparency in Chile by mapping and visualizing the relationships among the country’s elite. To achieve this, semantic technologies are being utilized to store and query data. These technologies represent a diverse set of relations between entities (people, companies, organizations) in a flexible way. By identifying the power and influence of people, key Chilean political, civic and business leaders can be identified. OWL (Web Ontology Language) is being used to define the vocabulary because it provides the semantic richness needed.

Ontology Intelligent 360 Released

June 6, 2012  
 Posted in News, ontology, search, semantic

Ontology Systems has released Ontology Intelligent 360, a suite of apps that deliver enterprise views, dashboards and fully featured operational solutions using Ontology 3 semantic search technology.

Innovation Awards Announced

June 5, 2012  
 Posted in News, ontology, Technology

Pipeline Publishing have announced the winners of its prestigious 2012 Innovation Awards. These awards are considered one of the most credible and objective endorsement of innovation and thought-leadership in the communications technology industry.

Author Contributions – A Confusing and Imprecise Science

June 4, 2012  
 Posted in Access Insights, Featured, metadata, ontology

In Boston on May 16 at Harvard University, The Wellcome Trust hosted the International Workshop on Contributorship and Scholarly Attribution. Several presenters outlined other roles we should probably begin to acknowledge and what those roles are. Over the last two weeks I reported on some of the talks made at the workshop. This is the final summary from that meeting.

Ginny Barbour is the chief editor of PLOS Medicine for the well-known Public Library of Science (PLoS). Her talk was on “PLOS: Big science and medicine and the attribution of authorship.” She pointed out that past solutions for author attribution do not work. Big science and the accompanying data sets create new attribution problems. “We have been trying to solve the wrong problem” she said.

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