RALEIGH, NC – February 11, 2014 – TopQuadrant™, a leading semantic data integration company, today announced that it has added the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to its growing roster of clients. Organizations such as the OECD continue to leverage TopQuadrant’s cutting-edge technology to collaborate on defining and linking enterprise vocabularies, taxonomies and metadata used for information sharing, data integration and search.

The OECD’s mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Its program, Knowledge and Information Management (KIM), aims to establish an integrated strategy and framework for managing and delivering information in support of the OECD’s goals. KIM Information Architecture (KIM IA) will enable collection, lifecycle management and semantic enrichment of all information created, received and disseminated by the organization. The architecture will also prepare the OECD to meet its Open Data requirements.

The OECD selected TopQuadrant’s TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net and TopBraid Live as the most suitable technology to meet these requirements,” said Simone Sergi, KIM Senior Program Manager, OECD. “The recent TopBraid EVN 4.3 release will provide our business users with even better flexibility in modeling OECD vocabularies and metadata. Improved integration with content management and text mining technologies will help us realize KIM’s goals faster.”

“We are pleased to be working with one of the largest publishers of economic information in the world,” said Irene Polikoff, CEO and co-founder of TopQuadrant. “This project will be a true testament to the capability that our technology brings to making data more connected, accessible and searchable.”

The OECD also licensed TopBraid Live from TopQuadrant. The TopBraid Live server is the corner stone of TopBraid architecture. Offering all the capabilities of the TopBraid platform, it leverages semantic technology and includes an open source triple store database. TopBraid Live provides the OECD with a platform for future integration with other solutions as they evolve their IT architecture.

About OECD

The OECD is a global economic policy forum. It provides analysis and advice to its 34 member governments and other countries worldwide, promoting better policies for better lives.

About TopQuadrant

Founded in 2001, TopQuadrant’s standards-based, out-of-the box solutions enable organizations to evolve their information infrastructure into a semantic ecosystem, which is the foundation for intelligent business capabilities and integrated big data. As a result, data can be organized, shared and exchanged regardless of its structure, origin or location. For digital media companies, TopQuadrant solutions enrich search functionality, facilitate metadata management and improve content monetization. For life sciences companies, TopQuadrant solutions accelerate drug discovery by providing a unified view of multiple data sources enabling informed decision making and more efficient clinical trials. For more information, visit http://www.topquadrant.com.

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