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Ontologies as Conceptual Models

Posted by Lee Feigenbaum on Jul 9, 2012 11:02:00 AM

At Cambridge Semantics we use the W3C semantic web standards to create conceptual canonical data models, in particularly using the web ontology modeling language called OWL. The conceptual models are declarative and express information in the way that the domain expert or business user, understands it – usually as a series of interlinked concepts and properties. Unlike most traditional technologies, these conceptual models are independent of how data is stored and provide an abstraction sometimes called “a semantic layer” for our Anzo software.

The result is unprecedented flexibility.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Semantic Web, Ontology