TopBraid EDG–Vocabulary Management

(EDG–VM)

Improve search, achieve clarity on enterprise terminology, and ensure optimal delivery and navigation of information

Reduce costs in today’s complex world, by mastering information management

Many organizations have to work with controlled vocabularies scattered across multiple spreadsheets, applications and modeling tools. All too often, this results in vocabularies that quickly become out of sync and out of date. Irregular replication and updates across multiple repositories complicate review, alignment, enrichment and use of vocabularies.

TopBraid EDG–VM creates a Knowledge Graph of your vocabularies and associated resources. A flexible, web-based system, it supports business stakeholders who need to collaborate on defining, linking and using enterprise vocabularies (such as taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies) required to integrate content sources, comply with regulations, enhance navigation and search.

Why TopBraid EDG–VM?

TopBraid EDG-VM makes it possible to turn silos of unstructured data into smart data — a linked Knowledge Graph ready to use in business decisions. TopBraid EDG–VM Knowledge Graph enables faceted and context-sensitive search, automated linking to related and topic pages, lifecycle governance of sensitive information, content centric workflows and other tools for creating an exceptional user experience within search and content management applications.

How Can TopBraid EDG–VM Help?

TopBraid EDG–Vocabulary Management lets enterprises build a semantic layer in their digital ecosystem by creating and managing knowledge models and resources consisting of:

  • Taxonomies – hierarchies of terms connected using broader/narrower relationships. Taxonomies in EDG are based on SKOS, the W3C standard information model for taxonomies and thesauruses.
  • Crosswalks – datasets that link terms in one vocabulary with the matching terms in another one.
  • Ontologies – vocabularies that contain schema-level information — definitions of classes, properties and rules. Some ontologies may also contain instances of classes and information about them. However, unlike taxonomies, such data would typically use your own domain-specific metadata properties instead of the built-in SKOS properties..
  • Corpora – datasets representing enterprise documents which are typically located in Content Management Systems outside of EDG. Requires Tagger with AutoClassification module.
  • Content tag sets – datasets that link content resources with vocabularies that are used to classify them. For example, one might connect (tag) articles on a website with keywords to help customers find those articles. Requires Tagger with AutoClassification module.

Know and Model Knowledge Across the Enterprise

TopBraid EDG–Vocabulary Management lets you define rich semantic metadata and use it to automatically and meaningfully enrich and classify your information assets. Its key features include:

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Intuitive Graphical User Interface – with auto-completion, drag and drop, tree, diagram and tabular views and rich text editing.
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Flexible Data Model – ability to define and use any number of custom attributes and relationships for your information assets.
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Audit Trails – every change is logged and time stamped, change history can be searched, changes can be rolled back if desired.
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Process Automation – pre-built and custom workflows to support review, approval, ingestion and enrichment processes.
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Automation of Linking – Crosswalks between vocabularies and to Linked Data sources can be auto-generated.
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Auto-classification of Content  – Automated generation of links between enterprise documents and relevant vocabulary terms. (Requires Tagger with AutoClassifier module)
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Search – simple lookups and advanced search, saved searches and search services.
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Data Quality Rules – built-in, out of the box rules and constraints. Ability to add custom rules necessary to enforce best practices and ensure high quality of your information.
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Import/Export – Data ingestion and export from/to Spreadsheets, MultiTes, Content Management Systems, SPARQL and GraphQL endpoints, Databases, RDF/OWL files.
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Enrichment through Reasoning – integration of rules and machine learning algorithms.
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Native Support for Semantic Standards – Built-in support for W3C standards such as RDF, SPARQL, SHACL and OWL. RESTful and GraphQL APIs.
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Enterprise-readiness – Easily extensible, highly scalable and robust architecture with high availability, single sign-on through LDAP/Active Directory integration, integration with enterprise systems through built-in connectors, web services and JMS.

Explore TopBraid EDG–VM

DATA SHEET: TOPBRAID EDG-VOCABULARY MANAGEMENT

Learn how to reduce costs in today’s complex world, by mastering information management.

WEBPAGE: TAXONOMY AND ONTOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Learn how to leverage vocabularies to make content and data smarter with EDG-VM.

VIDEOS: QUICK GROK™ EDG-VOCABULARY MANAGEMENT

Explore our collection of short videos that provide quick, practical demos of EDG-VM capabilities.

WEBPAGE: TOPBRAID EDG ASSET COLLECTION TYPES

Different types of knowledge graphs organize the way you can manage a complete range of assets and use cases.

WEBPAGE: TOPBRAID TAGGER AND AUTOCLASSIFER

Explore how to bring structure to unstructured data with TopBraid Tagger and Autoclassifer

More Details on TopBraid EDG–Vocabulary Management

GUIDE: GETTING STARTED WITH VOCABULARY MANAGEMENT

Explore documentation for users, and administrators while learning more about the TopBraid EDG-Vocabulary Management.

CASE STUDY: TAMING SEMANTIC DISCONNECTS IN THE EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION LANDSCAPE

Learn how Kennisnet uses TopBraid Vocabulary Management to facilitate semantic mapping across key educational information standards.

CASE STUDY: HARNESSING SEMANTIC METADATA TO ENHANCE CONTENT ACCESS

Learn how Mayo Clinic uses TopBraid Vocabulary Management to deliver intelligent results to end users.

FAQs: TOPBRAID EDG–VOCABULARY MANAGEMENT

Explore our FAQs to learn more about TopBraid EDG-Vocabulary Management solutions.

CASE STUDY: UNIFYING DATA SILOS TO INTEGRATE KNOWLEDGE DELIVERY

Learn how Healthwise uses TopBraid Vocabulary Management to create a unified knowledge graph across domains.

ARTICLE: BRIDGING VOCABULARY SILOS WITH AUTO-GENERATED CROSSWALKS

Learn how a major Pharma company uses TopBraid EDG to enrich and integrate results of clinical studies.

Interested in learning how knowledge graphs are an ideal and the only viable foundation for bridging and connecting enterprise metadata silos?