Keywords: Ontologies, RDF*, Knowledge Management, Ontology Software, Classification, Taxonomies, Systems Integration
TL;DR: This presentation describes a client case study requiring custom features and integrations to use ontologies and taxonomies throughout their enterprise KM information ecosystem.
Abstract: Abstract Our client is a software company which develops, publishes, and distributes video games for consoles, PCs, smartphones, and tablets in both physical and digital formats. They also create educational and cultural software, cartoons, and literary, cinematographic, and television works. It owns several brands and a diversified portfolio of franchises. The client required a centralized vocabulary management software platform to provide standardized concepts across a decentralized, global organization to find, browse, and discover enterprise content. They needed the ability to push vocabularies out to consuming systems and users while also allowing users to suggest new concepts without requiring them to log in to the taxonomy management software. In addition to the out-of-the-box Graphite functionality, the client required bespoke work in the system and dedicated API connectors which become part of the common code base for all versions going forward. Their requirements presented the opportunity for Synaptica to explore uses for the new standard RDF* in our implementation. As a new and developing standard in RDF graph databases, the use of RDF* is groundbreaking work for commercial enterprise ontology management systems.