November 4, 2010 – Who would have ever guessed the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) would become a role model for information sharing? However, a service-oriented architecture effort within the U.S. Department of Defense’s intelligence community is helping the DoD better share information as well as modernize systems.

We found this news on Search SOA in their article, “SOA, semantics and services combine in DoD intelligence sharing effort.” Modus Operandi has used ontology modeling and semantic enrichment tools to develop a number of services within the SOA-based Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) for the intelligence community – specifically to better utilize and share information in unstructured text. Using textual analytics and natural language processing, Modus Operandi developed a service that analyzes and parses unstructured data, pulls out events or information, and alerts the analyst quickly.

Semantic technology and ontology development continue to evolve. It has never been more important to have someone with the expertise and knowledge handling your content, building your ontologies, and making your information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.