The powerful combination of linked data and semantics has the potential to unlock anything from regulatory compliance to new communication channels. Information Age brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Linked data and semantics: Key to data integration and governance.”

Metadata and data governance can directly benefit regulatory compliance and beyond. One organization is using knowledge graphs to transform how the company operates. Getting data governance right has boosted their content marketing reach, by enabling it to reach more channels and be more discoverable.

As well as fine-tuning data governance, linked data and semantics can enable pharmaceutical and medical companies to understand the data flow of activities and to identify and document the legal justification for each type of activity.

The list of organizations finding benefits in new mashups like linked data and semantics continue to grow. Data governance as a set of processes that ensures that data assets are efficiently managed and enables gaining control of and having a better understanding of your data.

Melody K. Smith

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