Posts Tagged ‘Structured Dynamics’

SD Unveils Enterprise-ready Version of the Open Semantic Framework


Coralville, Iowa (PRWEB) January 20, 2014–After five years of development, the last twenty months in quiet mode supported by clients, Structured Dynamics (SD) today released a new enterprise-ready version of its open-source Open Semantic Framework (OSF). “This new version 3.0 finally establishes the baseline foundation we set for ourselves five years ago,” said Frédérick Giasson, SD’s CTO.


OSF is a turnkey platform targeted to enterprises to bring interoperability to their information assets, achieved via a layered architecture of semantic technologies. OSF can integrate information from documents to Web pages and standard databases. Its broad functions range from information ingest to tagging to search and data management to publishing. Read more

Get Your Questions about Linked Data Answered

Structured Dynamics has published a list of frequently asked questions about Linked Data. The list is prefaced by a definition of Linked Data: “Linked data is the first practical expression of the semantic Web, useful and doable today, and applicable to all forms of data. Sources such as the four principles of linked data in Tim Berners-Lee’s Design Issues: Linked Data and the introductory statements on the linked data Wikipedia entry approximate — but do not completely express — an accepted or formal or official definition of linked data per se.” Read more

Understanding Ontology-Driven Apps

Mike Bergman recently shared some helpful information regarding ontology-driven apps. He begins, “For some time now, Structured Dynamics (SD) has been touting the unique advantages of ODapps, or  ontology-driven applications. ODapps are modular, generic software applications designed to operate in accordance with the specifications contained in one or more ontologies. The relationships and structure of the information driving these applications are based on the standard functions and roles of ontologies (namely as domain ontologies), as supplemented by UI and instruction sets and validations and rules. When these supplements are added to standard ontology functions, we collectively term them adaptive ontologies.” Read more

Why Open Source?

Frederick Giasson has shared his thoughts on the utility of open source projects. He writes, “In a previous blog post, I wrote about how Open Source may be unnatural, and even counter intuitive, to many people. However, that really begs some questions evident with my current company’s strategy. Why have Mike Bergman and I chosen to develop no less than three major open source projects (structWSF, conStruct and the Semantic Components)?… Why have we open sourced all our software? Why has open source formed the core business strategy of Structured Dynamics in the last three years? How have we been able to profitably sustain the company, even in the midst of the global economic crisis that began in 2008?” Read more

Structured Dynamics Unveils structOntology

Mike Bergman recently commented on the newly unveiled structOntology, an application from Structured Dynamics. Bergman writes, “Its ontology manager application within the conStruct open source semantic technology suite. We are doing so via a video, which provides a bit more action about this exciting new app. structOntology has been on our radar for more than two years. But, it was only in embracing the OWLAPI some eight months back that we finally saw our way clear to how to implement the system.” Read more

Introducing UMBEL Version 1.00

After four years of tinkering, Structured Dynamics and Ontotext are ready to announce the release of UMBEL version 1.00, the first production-grade release of the system. According to the article, UMBEL (Upper Mapping and Binding Exchange Layer) “is primarily a reference ontology, which contains 28,000 concepts (classes and relationships) derived from the Cyc knowledge base. The reference concepts of UMBEL are mapped to Wikipedia, DBpedia ontology classes, GeoNames and PROTON.” Read more

Get Your Linked Data Here: Publish My Data Wants To Help U.K. Public Sector Get OnBoard

 The U.K. is moving ahead with plans to introduce more transparency and accountability into the public agenda, through efforts such as the initiative to make public data more easily available. Often,  governmental agencies and semi-governmental bodies are getting onboard with the open data movement by exporting information from databases or spreadsheets into CSV files and putting them up in that format on their website.

But so much more can be accomplished if they head in the direction of Linked Data, expressing their data in RDF and using dereferenceable URIs to identify the things in those databases and spreadsheets, so that ultimately their information can be meshed with other Linked Data sets in what hopefully will be useful applications for the citizenry.  

 That, however, represents a technological hurdle for many of these organizations – one that PublishMyData would like to help them through with what it likens to a content management system that’s geared up for Linked Data. Its hosted service will translate these organizations’ information into Linked Data and look after all the infrastructure issues that go along with it, such as managing triple stores.  

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