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What Software Engineering Can Teach Knowledge Engineers about Version Control

Information models like taxonomies and ontologies are rarely built independently, and they are never static. At EK, knowledge engineers partner with clients to build these models through an iterative process of design, validation, and implementation. The models that come out … Continue reading

How to Explain Ontologies to Any Audience

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we can better explain complex, semantic concepts like ontologies, knowledge graphs, and data fabrics to others in an approachable, easy-to-understand manner. I’ve been in any number of situations where I’ve struggled to … Continue reading

Knowledge Cast Product Spotlight – Andreas Blumauer of Semantic Web Company

In this episode of Product Spotlight, EK COO Joe Hilger speaks with Andreas Blumauer of Semantic Web Company. Andreas has been CEO and managing partner of Semantic Web Company (SWC) for more than 15 years. At SWC, he is responsible … Continue reading

Designing Your Taxonomy to Fit Your Use Case: Common Taxonomy Use Cases (Part 1)

At EK, we’ve designed countless taxonomies for our clients over the years. These taxonomies are reflective of each individual client’s content and needs, and provide direct business value. One of the keys to our success is that before we even … Continue reading

System Migration and Enterprise Search Design Powered by Enterprise Taxonomy, Automated Tagging, and Content Governance

The Challenge Staff at a US-based investment and insurance company were spending extraneous amounts of time finding information through the organization’s search experience. Users had been instructed to interact with search in specific ways (which filters to use, how to … Continue reading

Improved Customer Service and Risk Management through KM

The Challenge At over 30,000 employees, this diverse insurance organization has business areas that widely vary in information maturity, some actively leveraging taxonomies while others used basic/unorganized tagging systems or simple folder structures. Even business areas with mature taxonomies were … Continue reading

Employee 360 Views: Common Use Cases

In an earlier blog, I discussed what Employee 360 Views are and which possible sources of information can feed them. In this blog, I describe why Employee 360 Views are important from various end users’ perspectives, what employee information they … Continue reading