The Semantic Puzzle

Andreas Blumauer

Insights into Nature’s Data Publishing Portal

In recent years, Nature has adopted linked data technologies on a broader scale. Andreas BlumauerAndreas Blumauer has studied business informatics at Vienna University of Economics and Business and at Vienna University of Technology and has obtained a Master's degree in business studies. He started his career in 2001 as software developer for financial services organisations. In 2001 he was ... was intrigued to discover more about the strategy and technologies behind. He had the opportunity to talk with Michele Pasin and Tony Hammond who are the architects of Nature’s data publishing portal.

 

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Thomas Thurner

International Semantic Web Community meets in Leipzig, Sept. 12-15, 2016

At the annual SEMANTiCS Conference, experts from academia and industry meet to discuss semantic computing, its benefits and future business implications. Since 2005, SEMANTiCS has been attracting the opinion leaders in semantic web and big dataBig data is a broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, and information privacy. The term often refers simply to the use of ... technology, ranging from information managers and software engineers, to commerce experts and business developers as well as researchers and IT architects, when it comes to defining the future of information technology.

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Helmut Nagy

How PoolParty and ISO 25964 fit together

The release of the ISO standard for thesauri “ISO 25964 Part 1: Thesauri for information retrieval” in 2011 was a huge step, as it replaced standards that dated back to 1986 (ISO 2788) and 1985 (ISO 5964). By that, methodologies from a pre-Web era, when thesauri where rather developed to be published on paper have been further developed. The new standard also brought a shift from a term-based model to a concept-based model stating: “Each term included in a thesaurusA thesaurus is a book that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning, in contrast to a dictionary, which contains definitions and pronunciations. The largest thesaurus in the world is the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, which contains more than ... should represent a single concept (or unit of thought)” – from: ISO 25964 Part 1, page 15. That brings it close to Semantic Web based data models like SKOS and also shows that formerly disconnected communities are now working together.

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Andreas Blumauer

Semantic Web Company Named to KMWorld’s 2016 ‘100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management’

Semantic Web CompanyThe Semantic Web Company (SWC), based in Vienna, provides companies, institutions and organizations with professional services related to the Semantic Web, semantic technologies and Social Software, the leading provider of graphIn mathematics, a graph is an abstract representation of a set of objects where some pairs of the objects are connected by links. The interconnected objects are represented by mathematical abstractions called vertices, and the links that connect some pairs of vertices are called edges. ...-based metadata, search, and analytic solutions, today announced that it has been named to KMWorld’s 2016 list of the ‘100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management’. This award is another important milestone for the broad acceptance of Semantic Web standards in enterprises.

KMW_3_2016“Only last year, our standards-based platform PoolParty Semantic Suite got acknowledged as Trend-Setting Product by KMWorld. We are delighted to be recognized now as an industry leader in innovation and service from KMWorld. Semantic Web technologies have an ever-increasing impact on the management of data and information of many knowledge-intensive organizations,” says Andreas BlumauerAndreas Blumauer has studied business informatics at Vienna University of Economics and Business and at Vienna University of Technology and has obtained a Master's degree in business studies. He started his career in 2001 as software developer for financial services organisations. In 2001 he was ..., co-founder and CEO of the Semantic Web Company.

 

KMWorld Editor-in-Chief Sandra Haimila agrees, “Being named to our list of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management is a prestigious designation because it represents the best in innovation, creativity and functionality. The 100 Companies offer solutions designed to help users and customers find what they need whenever and wherever they need it … and what they need is the ability to access, analyze and share crucial knowledge.”

More information can be found in the March print issue of KMWorld Magazine and online at www.kmworld.com.

About KMWorld

KMWorld is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in content, document and knowledge management, informing more than 30,000 subscribers about the components and processes – and subsequent success stories – that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc. www.kmworld.com

About Semantic Web Company

The Semantic Web Company was founded in 2004 and is acknowledged as a global leader in Semantic Web technologies. The company is the vendor of PoolParty Semantic Suite and is involved in R&D projects with a volume of more than 16 million EUR.

A team of Linked Data experts provides consulting and integration services for semantic data and knowledge portals. Boehringer Ingelheim, Credit SuisseCredit Suisse Group is a Switzerland-based multinational financial services holding company, headquartered in Zürich, that operates the Credit Suisse Bank and other financial services investments. The company is organized as a stock corporation with four divisions: Investment Banking, Private ..., European Commission, Roche, Red Bull, and The World Bank are among many other customers, which have successfully adopted Semantic Web solutions.

More information can be found online at www.semantic-web.at.