Semantic technology


A mere mass of information in the form of unstructured data is not yet “knowledge”. At best, it contains potential knowledge, which can be made manifest by appropriate information-processing. For this, the set of relevant (i.e., meaningful) information must be selected and be set in relation both with itself and with other meaningful information.

Knowledge technology is an applied structural science. It avails itself of universal structures of knowledge, in order to position a particular science with its potential for application within a wider context and to exploit its potential for the solution of complex problems. To do this, it filters and bundles the relevant information that is scattered across a range of disciplines, and weights it in a suitable way to address the problem on hand. The basis of semantic technology can most suitable be described as „Integrative Data Semantics (IDS)“.


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