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.
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.[read more]