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How Leveraging Existing Taxonomies Can Jumpstart Ontology Design

Taxonomies and ontologies are both types of Knowledge Organization Systems, or KOS. Different types of KOS can be seen as a continuum, starting with a simple folksonomy where users of content can add free form tags with no control or … Continue reading »

Using Knowledge Graph Data Models to Solve Real Business Problems

A successful business today must possess the capacity to quickly glean valuable insights from massive amounts of data and information coming from diverse sources. The scale and speed at which companies are generating data and information, however, often makes this … Continue reading »

Increase the Re-Use of Knowledge Assets with Semantic Hubs

In my last blog, I discussed how knowledge graphs aggregate information from multiple systems to enable powerful search and discovery tools. A semantic hub (or semantic middleware) is a metadata-enhanced bridge that connects a knowledge graph to user-facing applications, helping … Continue reading »

The Roadmap to Open, Accessible, and Machine-Readable Data

In January, the federal government passed a new law to improve data management at federal agencies, H.R. 4174, the “Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act of 2018”. The law includes the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act, or the … Continue reading »

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Business Case for Knowledge and Information Management

For many organizations, investment decisions on Knowledge, Data, and Information Management initiatives are driven by high-level business objectives such as increased efficiency, productivity, competitive advantage, and enhanced employee or customer engagement. While aligning Knowledge and Information Management initiatives with business … Continue reading »

Optimizing Your Search Experience: A Human-Centered Approach to Search Design

Designing a search solution requires an understanding of how people think, what they want, and how they go about getting what they want. You can implement the most technically sophisticated search tool for your organization, but if you’re not configuring … Continue reading »