Knowledge Modeling Services – TAXONOMY, THESAURUS AND ONTOLOGY Development and Maintenance

Scope’s team of subject matter experts (SMEs) and certified Taxonomists provide highly customized and effective knowledge modeling services – taxonomies, thesauri and ontology – to help improve content search & discoverability, online navigation, and effective storage & retrieval of content assets.

Our Experience – Scope has nearly 15 years of experience in knowledge modeling business serving world’s largest publishers, standards developing organization (SDOs), aggregators. scholarly societies, corporate libraries and information providers.

Unique Assisted Automation Model – Scope uses a unique blend of subject matter experts and knowledge modeling platform tools (Synaptica) to deliver knowledge models that precisely ensure adequate coverage of the content, incorporate synonyms for better recall during search and make sure there is no ambiguities in concept representation due to linguistic issues like homographs. We also leverage our vast ecosystem of experts from the industry and academia to ensure currency and relevancy of the subject terms we use in our knowledge models.

Subject Domains (indicative list) – Scope has delivered taxonomy, thesaurus and ontologies for multiple domains including Engineering, Material Sciences, Oil & Gas, Physical Science, Medical, Automotive, Nanotechnology and Life Science domains. Scope delivers the controlled vocabularies in customizable XML, SKOS, RDF and OWL formats to enable easy integration with clients’ content environment.

Taxonomies — Taxonomies provide the hierarchical categorization and classification of content into subject categories and also help to categorize and classify products and brands represented in online directories and product catalogues. Read more about our Taxonomy services

Thesauri — Thesaurus provide the expanded terms of the basic taxonomic classification (Broader, Narrower) to incorporate user variants and Related concepts ( Equivalence , associative) to improve the recall efficiency of the search and retrieval process. Read more about our Thesaurus services

Ontology — Compared to thesauri, ontologies can define concepts with their semantic meaning and relations to other concepts for better cross linking between multiple vocabularies and help search applications to interpret, infer and derive complex relationships from a variety of data silos and thus facilitate conceptual search and handle natural language queries on a very large corpus of data. Read more about our Ontology services

How to choose the right knowledge model?

Each knowledge Model brings its own set of benefits. See a brief description below.

Standard CV Taxonomy Thesaurus Ontology
Provides ‘Basic’ discoverability Helps in ‘Targeted’ discoverability Provides ‘Extended’ discoverability Enables ‘Networked’ discoverability
Enables broad level browsing for subjects and named entities More contextual precision through guided navigation using a hierarchical subject categorization and progressive filtering Improving both precision and recall through synonyms Knowledge discovery by defining and linking concepts to identify and visualize related documents
Facilitates search relevancy & usefulness Facilitates search expansion and completeness Facilitates semantic search and Related content

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