Ontology Systems, best known for their semantic search technology, has released Ontology 3. The application was previously known as OSS/CAD and is now in its third generation. The new release focuses on the user experience.

Users can now to construct their own relationship-based queries to semantically search across separate commercial, operational and infrastructure IT systems without the help of IT. This web-based tool, known as SiFi (Semantic Information Finder), places the power of semantic search into the hands of those who need it.

This unusual, but very interesting topic was brought to our attention by RealWire in their article, “Ontology Makes SiFi Reality For Telcos.” This independence of IT is intriguing, though most IT folks might not agree. Don’t worry – there is plenty of work to go around. I don’t think you are out of a job just yet.

Melody K. Smith

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