Big Data, the Semantic Web, and Enterprise Content Management

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ecmAnand Srinivasan of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “There has been talk about the arrival of Web 3.0 –the semantic web – for quite some time now. There is already a lot of progress here with the implementation of things like the RDF schema and the semantic web stacks. The approach so far has been top-down with standardization tools introduced and webmasters being asked to implement them on their websites. However, a truly semantic web may not be possible unless there is a desperate need for businesses to implement them on their websites. And that, in my opinion, is going to come from the evolution of the enterprise content management (ECM) industry. ECM, for the uninitiated, comprises of the technologies, methods and tools that are used by businesses to organize and store their organization’s documents.”

He goes on, “The number of documents and folders that are handled by companies every year is humongous. The value that can be derived from these terabytes of data can truly revolutionize the strategies and understanding of one’s business. And that is possible with big data. But before we get there, ECM requires standardization and an architecture that supports big data.Stanbol project is an example of one development that has tried to connect enterprise content management systems along with their semantic technologies to backend systems like NoSQL Document Stores through text-analysis solutions. The result is a system that is completely inter-operable and extensible.”

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Image: Courtesy Smart Data Collective

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