SKOS at the intersection of three disciplines

SKOS is at the intersection of three disciplines and their paradigms:

SKOS is at the intersection of three disciplines and their paradigms

Whilst librarians, taxonomists, and specialists in the fields of text mining and entity extraction have started to embrace SKOS, especially ‘ontologists’ from artificial intelligence community still remain sceptical about the capabilities of SKOS.

With the latest release of PoolParty Thesaurus Server a full-blown ontology management facility has been introduced which can now be used to extend expressivity of SKOS knowledge models. For instance, SKOS concepts can become any other type of resource and by that schemas of additional relations and attributes can be applied to the concept.

Apply ontologies to SKOS thesauri

PoolParty’s philosophy is to support users with Simple Knowledge Organization Systems (SKOS) first, to let them grow instantly by using various mechanisms like ontologies, text corpus analysis or linked data enrichment. All of them can nicely be combined. Users benefit from a step to step approach, not being bothered by an overarching approach from the very initial step. Learn more >>>


The PoolParty approach for efficient knowledge modeling

The PoolParty approach for efficient knowledge modeling is based on methods from

  • text analytics and text mining
  • linked data management
  • SKOS thesaurus modeling
  • ontology engineering and
  • semantic wikis

and recombines these techniques to a unique approach to create complex knowledge models which can be further used for all of the above mentioned tasks, semantic search, and knowledge discovery in big data sets.

Linked Data for the Masses

Leipziger Semantic Web Days 2011 take place today and tomorrow, and I like this year´s motto: “Linked Data for the Masses”. I think it´s time to dispel the myth that the “semantic web will never become reality”.

Thousands of people including myself have been working on the development of the semantic web in recent years, and just to give a short example of applications and companies which use this mature technology stack in 2011 for various purposes I have prepared a keynote talk I will give tomorrow in Leipzig:

Another way how to make the power of linked data comprehensible to newcomers are short screencasts, take a look at the latest video of the PoolParty team about semantic search: