"No One Wants Unfettered Information or Unstructured Data," Says Smartlogic. "Search Without Metadata Just Doesn't Get Results."

Smartlogic publishes a white paper discussing how enterprise information management strategy can benefit from using semantic technology to structure data.

London, United Kingdom, October 30, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Smartlogic recently delivered a seminar describing the ways in which semantic technology solves the problem of unstructured data and promises to introduce major improvements to the way in which end users find, use and interact with "content."

Smartlogic, experts in the field of information management strategy, are the developers of Semaphore, the open semantic platform which uses advanced content classification and ontology management to structure data and thus enhance enterprise search and navigation.

The paper, entitled "8 things to consider when using semantics in your information management strategy" is one of a number of presentations made to the AIIM "8 Factors to Consider in Creating an Information Management Strategy" seminar series.

AIIM are a leading non-profit community that focus on helping users to understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records and business processes. They provide education, research and best practices to help organisations find, control, and optimise their information.

During his address to the conference, Smartlogic's CEO, Jeremy Bentley, asserts that "unless a business" IT budget is growing at the same rate as its enterprise information, an approach is needed to structure data, that is, to manage, surface and control the information that does not mandate adding more storage, staff or restrictions.

He describes how information management strategy commonly relies on systems responsible for content that understand nothing about the subject or domain of the information under their management - so search engines, content management systems and process engines are all blind to meaning and context. He explains that "In real life, the meaning of a piece of information determines its usefulness, relevance and treatment. Semantics add a layer of intelligence by describing what the content is about, using structured data - aka metadata."

Metadata enables applications to understand the meaning of content, generates structured information about unstructured data and so enables applications to understand the meaning of content. This can then significantly improve enterprise information management strategy by being used to drive workflows, archiving policy, search, compliance, access control and discovery.

Smartlogic's Semaphore software achieves this quickly and efficiently by automatically capturing an organisation's topics, language and context into an ontology.

More information on Semaphore can be found on the Smartlogic website at http://www.smartlogic.com.

The discussion article created for the AIIM information management conference is available for download here http://www.smartlogic.com/knowledge-zone/white-papers/666-8things and the AIIM e-book can found at http://www.aiim.org/Events/Seminars/presentations.

About Smartlogic – http://www.smartlogic.com

Smartlogic are the producers of Semaphore, an open semantic platform that adds advanced content classification capabilities to information management systems in order to structure data, providing the most compelling semantic applications for search, content management and business process automation.

Adopting a semantic approach to your information management strategy improves the accuracy and efficacy of information intensive tasks such as applying metadata and finding information, as well as enabling content integration across disparate sources. This combination delivers the highest return on an organisations information assets.

Media companies use Semaphore to improve the quality of their information feeds, boosting distribution, readership & subscriptions.

Government authorities use Semaphore to tag information according to their standards, for compliance, intelligence processing & citizen self-service
Healthcare companies use Semaphore to boost the level of self-service and improve the quality of critical health information they provide to patients
Investment banks use Semaphore to consolidate their information costs, better promote their primary research and automate information compliance.

Online directories use Semaphore to increase their advertising revenues
Corporate intranets & websites use Semaphore to boost their use and maximise their return on information assets.

Information managers use Semaphore to manage their taxonomies and ontologies, classification schemes and records retention policies.

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