Data governance requires a standards-based, semantic approach. Datanami brought us this information in their article, “A Semantic Approach to Big Data Governance.”

Big data is responsible for bringing organizations to the realization that the practical value of semantics enable them to maintain and improve governance principles over unruly unstructured and semi-structured data.

Semantic technologies play a pivotal role in a key aspect of governance—denoting common terms and definitions that are either used across business units or across the enterprise itself. Vocabularies enhanced by taxonomies can augment those definitions while filling out a repository of such terms by clarifying their meanings and the numerous points of differentiation in spelling and references for a common definition.

Semantic technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning continue to evolve and be used in a variety of applications. It has never been more important to have someone with the expertise and knowledge handling your content, developing your taxonomies, and making your information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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