Enterprise Taxonomy Management

Modelling

Design Ontology and Taxonomy Schemes and Rules

Developing Knowledge Models

The journey toward enterprise ontologies, taxonomies and knowledge graphs begins with knowledge modelling. Knowledge modelling involves analyzing your content and metadata, as well as the search, browse and discovery requirements of your end-users.

From this analysis one or more ontology or taxonomy schemes can be designed.  Each scheme acts as a container for the controlled vocabulary that is used to define a domain of knowledge or standardize the metadata values used to tag content. Schemes may contain class-subclass hierarchies, categories and topical concepts, as well as named entities (people, places, products, brands, organizations, etc.).

In a semantic knowledge graph all resources (classes, concepts, named entities, etc.) have unique identifiers and are described by a formally defined set of class types, properties, and relationships. Graphite adopts the W3C Resource Description Framework (RDF), which is a non-proprietary machine-intelligible data model supporting inferencing and reasoning.

Visualisation of three independent SKOS-based taxonomy schemes with inter-scheme equivalency mapping relationships.

Working with Class, Categorical, and Topical Hierarchies

Ontologies often comprise hierarchical structures. There are different semantic schemas that should be used depending on the business rules of the hierarchy. Following are three common models.

Many KOS use a mixture of classes and properties from different open data sources, the most common being OWL and SKOS. If a KOS is primarily based on OWL then the whole KOS (schema and taxonomy) will be typically be referred to as an Ontology. If a KOS is primarily based on SKOS the KOS will typically be referred to as a Taxonomy.

Knowledge modelling involves analyzing your content and metadata, as well as the search, browse and discovery requirements of your end-users.

Download the full Synaptica Guide to Developing Enterprise Ontologies, Taxonomies, and Knowledge Graphs.

This Guide covers Governance, Development, how to transition from taxonomies to ontologies and includes the Ontotext 10 step method to creating Knowledge Graphs.

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