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 thesaurus 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.
The Semantic Puzzle
Semantic Web Company, the leading provider of graph-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.
“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 Blumauer, 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.
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 Suisse, 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.
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In a previous blog post I have discussed the power of SPARQL to go beyond data retrieval to analytics. Here I look into the possibilities to implement a product recommender all in SPARQL. Products are considered to be similar if they share relevant characteristics, and the higher the overlap the higher the similarity. In the case of movies or TV programs there are static characteristics (e.g. genre, actors, director) and dynamic ones like viewing patterns of the audience. Continue reading