Enhance EPiServer 6 WCM with the Powerful Semantic Web Capabilities of Smartlogic's Semaphore. Case Study from Rufus Leonard

Top Quote Implement the semantic web in EPiServer 6 using Smartlogic's Semaphore software to significantly augment an enterprise and web content management system, say digital agency Rufus Leonard. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 15, 2011 - The powerful semantic web capabilities brought to an EPiServer 6 website by Smartlogic's Semaphore software can significantly augment an enterprise and web content management system according to the London/Dubai-based digital agency Rufus Leonard.

    Rufus Leonard recently completed a successful integration project where the semantic capabilities of Smartlogic's Semaphore software were used in conjunction with the popular EPiServer 6 web content management system. The result is a semantic website that appropriately models the client's business while allowing users to locate unstructured content, efficiently integrated into a content management system.

    EPiServer is among the world's fastest growing provider of Web Content Management (WCM) to the online business and social community and e-commerce platforms. But like many out-of-the-box search solutions, EPiServer allows for generic searching doesn't cater for enhanced semantic search facilities that are required to deliver an exceptional user experience.

    As web users become more sophisticated and their expectations of what they want to do online follow suit, enterprises find themselves having to adapt their digital strategies to encompass more complex web content management systems to actively engage and serve their web visitors by improving search and end-user experience.

    Meaningful and relevant search results are key to this experience - and make a huge difference to business productivity and the bottom line.

    "Semaphore's tightly integrated automatic classification and governance capabilities extend the EPiServer WCM to help enterprise deployments manage their content and the users, find, discover and re-use it", explains Matthieu Jonglez, Smartlogic CTO.
    "Put simply, Semaphore improves search and information classification for any enterprise application because you can integrate Semaphore semantic capabilities with anything that needs to deliver a context aware experience.. As the Semaphore enterprise semantic platform has a comprehensive set of published APIs, integration is a straightforward case..

    Jonglez continues, "Smartlogic offer end-to-end solutions for a number of market leading applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Google Search Appliance - and this is not the limit of Semaphore's capability. The Semaphore Ontology Manager, at the heart of the Semaphore Enterprise Semantic Platform solution, is designed to allow multiple users to create, enhance and browse all types of semantic model, whether they are lists, controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri or ontologies'.

    Semaphore uses advanced ontology software for building, enhancing and browsing semantic models. This software is fully integrated into the EPiServer interface giving web editors complete control of the classification process of their own site pages. Semaphore can also links EPiServer with an existing SalesForce repository of customers the client has accumulated to allow role-based login to the site dependent on the credentials stored in SalesForce.

    Rudi Hoppe, Head of Technology at Rufus Leonard, gives an interesting overview of the practicalities of augmenting EPiServer 6 with Smartlogic's Semaphore software on his company website at www.rufusleonard.com (see Blog-Post/?entryId=208) and a more detailed account of the project itself, offered by Paul Dunstone, then lead EPiServer Developer for Rufus Leonard, can be found on the EPiServer information website at world.episerver.com

    To find out more about Smartlogic and Semaphore go to: http://www.smartlogic.com

    About Smartlogic - www.smartlogic.com
    Smartlogic is a software company that specializes in semantics. Smartlogic's Semaphore is an Enterprise Semantic Platform that augments traditional information and web content management systems like search, content management and business workflow engines by adding advanced content classification, metadata and navigation capabilities to deliver a more complete enterprise information management experience. Smartlogic clients are organizations across the globe who value their information assets and Semaphore helps these organisations derive meaning and value from their information by adding a semantic layer to their existing systems as well as use Semaphore to mitigate the risks associated with those same information assets. Semaphore does this by capturing an organisation's subjects and topics into models, and then puts these models to work. More than 250 companies like NASA, Bank of America, Intel, AutoDesk, Occidental Petroleum, Ford Foundation, Pitney Bowes, The National Health Service, UBS, ABN AMRO, The Office of Public Sector Information, Yell.com and others use Smartlogic today.

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