Synaptica’s KMS term-based taxonomy management software is one of the longest standing Knowledge Organizations Systems (KOS) available. With a history going back over two decades, KMS is constantly evolving, and has long been recognized as an award-winning, innovative market leader by knowledge management professionals around the world.
Intuitive user and administrative interfaces along with speedy system configuration are hallmarks of the Synaptica KMS application. Once basic design details for a controlled vocabulary (taxonomy, thesaurus, authority file, etc.) have been defined, it is possible to set up and deploy a production system in under an hour. Additional vocabularies may be created in a matter of minutes.
Synaptica’s design ethos has always been to listen carefully to our users to create tools that simplify day-to-day tasks. Synaptica KMS provides screens and workflows optimized for the different jobs that taxonomy editors do. From simple search and navigation to the rapid editing of individual terms and relationships, from batch and drag-and-drop editing to cross-mapping distinct taxonomies, KMS provides a wide range of options for performing complex tasks with unparalleled ease.
Comprehensive search, hierarchy navigation, and visualization displays provide new ways to explore how terms and vocabularies relate to one another.
Construct basic to complex queries with easy-to-use reporting tools and produce outputs in HTML, MS Word or Excel, or machine-readable RDF, XML, or CSV file formats.
KMS offers a full complement of APIs and RESTful Web Services to effortlessly integrate with external applications to help power search, navigation, indexing, and auto-classification. All editorial functionality available through the web-based interface may also be achieved via APIs, including the creation of new terms.
Import existing taxonomies into Synaptica KMS directly from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, text delimited files, or RDF and XML schema.
KMS is a versatile, feature-filled application that, with the release of version 9.0, steps up with a completely new interface, improving usability and workflow. Our product development philosophy has always been to do all we can to accommodate the constantly changing knowledge management requirements of our diverse customer base. KMS stands as a testament to this model, benefiting from real-world use cases as well as our adherence to standards and best practices.
Non-proprietary Open Standards
Synaptica embraces open industry standards 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 and Linked Data standards.