February 28, 2011 – Semantic technology can not only help companies save time and money, it helps them become more efficient, productive and engaged with their information, and ultimately their clients.

However, the bloggers over at Beyond Search are still on the fence about it, at least according to their latest post, “Semantics Is So Tomorrow.” They point out the “hassle and expense” of conversion, employee training, and so forth, reminding us it should be weighed against the benefits. This is good advice. Though semantic technology, especially in the search capacity, can empower your search engine to produce intuitive results, it isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. Watson is a perfect example of the time, resources and energy devoted to making semantic technology pay off.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.