RALEIGH, NC – July 25, 2016 – TopQuadrant™, a leading Enterprise Information Management company, today announced that a global investment firm has chosen the company to manage its taxonomies and ontologies to meet its content tagging and search enhancement goals. The organization will use TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net™ (EVN) to serve as a common enterprise taxonomy and metadata management system along with TopBraid EVN Tagger™ with AutoClassifer for tagging content. The goal is to support integration with search and content management applications and repositories to enable users to more easily find content they need.

“Our strong expertise in working with top financial services organizations combined with our ability to successfully deploy a large-scale taxonomy management and content tagging infrastructure make us a perfect fit for this project,” said Irene Polikoff, CEO and co-founder of TopQuadrant.

TopBraid EVN is a flexible, web-based system for managing semantic information models. It supports business stakeholders who need to collaborate on defining and linking enterprise vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies used for information integration, navigation and search.

EVN Tagger brings structure to unstructured data. It assigns relevant vocabulary concepts as tags for content resources, thereby improving search, navigation and the lifecycle management of content. Users can tag (assign metadata to) content through a visual user interface that displays the context for both the content and the vocabulary. They can also run Tagger’s autoclassification capability to automatically assign relevant tags to content and review the results.

TopBraid EVN and Tagger let organizations create, connect and use:

  • Taxonomies – Vocabularies that are based on SKOS, the W3C standard for managing taxonomies and thesauri. These information models contain hierarchies of terms connected using broader/narrower relationships. In addition to standard SKOS attributes, they can contain custom attributes and relationships.
  • Ontologies – Non-SKOS-based vocabularies. Some may contain schema-level information only—that is, definitions of classes and properties. Other ontologies may also contain instances of classes. Instance data can be hierarchical, but these hierarchies use custom relationships such as “part of” instead of broader/narrower. Using “include,” one can combine ontologies with SKOS-based taxonomies.
  • Content tag sets – Datasets that link information in one dataset with the information in another one. Typically, one of the datasets is a vocabulary whose values are used to tag information in another dataset. The dataset containing items to be tagged is often a view into a content management repository such as Microsoft SharePoint.

Learn more about TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net and EVN Tagger and request an evaluation account.

About TopQuadrant

As an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) innovator, TopQuadrant helps organizations succeed in data governance. We provide agile solutions for managing information regardless of its structure, origin or location. Our products use standards-based graph technologies—because connections are important. Making information easy to connect enables unparalleled flexibility for organizing, governing and using it in today’s dynamic data environments.

TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance™ (EDG) supports the governance and provisioning of enterprise metadata, business glossaries and reference data. TopBraid Reference Data Manager™ is a lighter configuration of TopBraid EDG focused on governance and curation of reference datasets with comprehensive metadata. TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net™ supports collaborative management of taxonomies and ontologies and offers auto-classification of documents and search enhancement. TopQuadrant customers include many government agencies and Fortune 1000 companies in numerous industries including pharmaceutical, financial services, energy and digital media. For more information, visit www.topquadrant.com.

Kristi Lee-John
Crossroads for TopQuadrant