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The Nexus of Forces Is Driving the Adoption of Semantic Technologies, but What Does That Mean?

Published: 16 May 2013

ID: G00252449

Analyst(s): Debra Logan, Frank Buytendijk , Anne Lapkin


As enterprise IT becomes increasingly heterogeneous and reaches beyond enterprise borders, differences in the semantics of user experience, business logic and data models create interoperability issues. Semantic technologies will help CIOs and information management leaders to solve this problem.

Table Of Contents


  • Interpretation: An Overview of Techniques
    • Making Explicit: The Purpose of a Metamodel
    • Meaning: The Semantic Matrix
    • Human and/or Machine Communication
    • Information: It's Not Just About Data

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