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Synaptica in a nutshell…

Synaptica is an innovation leader in taxonomy management and ontology software. Our product delivers key differentiators that enable clients to:

  • reduce noisy search results caused by ambiguous language
  • increase relevance by providing a synonym-rich indexing vocabulary
  • support information discovery with browsable hierarchies and association links
  • enable parametric searching and faceted navigation
  • visualize taxonomies in a variety of textual and graphical formats

Our software is a robust and scalable application that is based upon numerous open standards that make enterprise integration fast and reliable.


Non-proprietary open standards

Synaptica embraces open industry standards both in the business rules for building controlled vocabularies and in the exchange of data with external systems such as the W3C’s SKOS and OWL formats for semantic search.



SAVE THE DATE!  Taxonomy Boot Camp 2014!  November 4 and 5!

The 10th annual Taxonomy Boot Camp conference will be held in Washington DC on November 4th and 5th. Whether you’re a taxonomy practitioner, an expert, a vendor, or a novice, you’ll want to be part of the discussion when Taxonomy Boot Camp 2014 asks, “Organizing the Future: Taxonomies Leading the Way?” at the Grand Hyatt, Washington DC. TBC has a packed program of presentations and panels discussing the latest developments in taxonomy software and taxonomy best practices. Synaptica has been a Platinum Sponsor of Taxonomy Bootcamp since the conference was started.

Visit www.taxonomybootcamp.com/2014 for the full program, and remember that Synaptica customers are entitled to a discount on the conference fees.

You can prep for TBC2014 by checking out these 2013 presentations by Synaptica’s own Dave Clarke and Jim Sweeney covering image indexing (PPT), taxonomy management (PPT), and SKOS standards (PPT). View some of our past presentations here.

Also, you can read some of our ‘Takeaway’ ideas and links to presentations from last year’s event at www.synapticacentral.com.


Synaptica Expedites Taxonomy Services for the US Federal Government

February 7th 2012: Synaptica is awarded US Government Services Administration (GSA) Contract number GS-35F-0186Y.

Synaptica has been in use at numerous federal agencies for over a decade. The new GSA contract makes it fast and easy for federal and some state and local agencies to purchase and deploy taxonomy and ontology management software solutions and services.

Latest Product Release

Synaptica is currently shipping its v7.5. All Synaptica customers receive a complete annual update comprising all the latest features. More….


Synaptica SharePoint Integration

The Synaptica development team is pleased to provide a SharePoint Integration add-on module to allow controlled vocabularies being managed within Synaptica to be applied as meta-tags to content being stored in SharePoint document libraries, as well as allowing those same vocabularies to be used for search. Contact us for more information


Synaptica Visualization Suite is an exciting component of Synaptica that offers users an array of easy-to-use graphical displays. The visualization suite lets users intuitively explore inter-related concepts. The technology used to deliver visualizations will work on any web browser and is data-dynamic, allowing fast browsing through extremely large datasets.

Roles, permissions & collaboration

222_security_500x333Synaptica supports multiple users who may participate in multiple project workspaces (called Taskviews).

Different user roles and permissions can be assigned to each individual user for each specific taxonomy and within each individual workspace. The result is a highly configurable system for supporting both compartmentalized and collaborative information access.

222_configuration_500x333User configuration

User configuration is one of Synaptica’s many strengths. The system can be configured within minutes to handle many common data structures such as hierarchical taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, thesauri, person name authority files, metadata management repositories, bibliographic catalogs, etc.

The tool allows users to add an unlimited number of customizable data elements to taxonomy data entry templates. The system also supports an unlimited number of custom relationship types, which can be designed to follow standard classes of semantic relationship rules. As relationships can span taxonomies, an entire ontology can be created.