Semantic technology emerged as a powerful tool for enhancing the way computers and humans interact with data. It represented a shift from traditional keyword-based search to a more sophisticated understanding of language and context. This technology is based on the idea of using metadata or tags to describe data in a way that can be easily understood by both humans and machines.

This emergence revolutionized industries such as healthcare, finance, and e-commerce, enabling organizations to extract valuable insights from vast amounts of data quickly. As this technology continues to evolve, we can expect even greater advancements in information retrieval, analysis, and decision-making capabilities.

Early applications included chatbots and virtual assistants, recommendation systems in e-commerce, and data integration in scientific research. Advancements in the technology have enabled machines to understand the meaning behind human language, making it possible for them to reason and make decisions like humans. Natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning algorithms have been developed that can extract meaning from unstructured data, allowing for more accurate search results and personalized recommendations. Graph databases have also emerged, providing a way to represent relationships between data points that traditional databases cannot.

It is interesting that these advancements have paved the way for smarter chatbots, virtual assistants, and intelligent search engines that can understand the context of human queries and provide meaningful responses – all the things that are causing fear and concern.

Semantic technology has had a profound impact on both business and society. This advanced technology allows businesses to analyze large amounts of data quickly, making it easier to identify patterns and trends that can be used to improve decision-making processes. In addition, semantic technology has made it possible for businesses to personalize their interactions with customers by providing targeted recommendations and personalized content.

Data Harmony is Access Innovations’ artificial intelligence (AI) suite of tools that leverages explainable AI for efficient, innovative, and precise semantic discovery of new and emerging concepts, to help find the information you need when you need it. Whether you need to upgrade your existing taxonomy or create one from scratch, we work with you on a taxonomy and thesaurus that meet your needs.

Melody K. Smith

Data Harmony is an award-winning semantic suite that leverages explainable AI.

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