Open source enterprise CMS provider Nuxeo announced a new integration with TEMIS. TEMIS’ semantic content enrichment tool Luxid can now be used to enrich content stored in Nuxeo with domain-specific metadata. No, I didn’t just type a bunch of techno buzzwords. Well, I did, but I promise this is cool.
The Semantic Web
The semantic web or Web 3.0 is widely thought to be the next step in the evolution of the Internet. At the highest level, semantic technology is about making content machine-friendly by providing enough contextual details to allow recognition similar to that of humans. Although the technology may be machine-focused, the benefit to humans is tremendous.
If computers are able to understand the nuances in human language, they can help process the massive amount of unstructured content being generated every moment of the day. They can help identify related content, find answers and augment details at a pace that is not possible by human effort alone.
Nuxeo had support for semantic enhancement even before the TEMIS partnership via its Semantic Entities module. Semantic Entities is an integration of the Apache Stanbol project. Stabbol is an effort initiated by the European Interactive Knowledge Stack for extending content management systems with semantic capabilities. The Nuxeo module extracts and analyzes the content of documents in its repository using an external Stanbol server and DBpedia and then enhances the documents with linked information.
The newly announced integration means that Luxid can now connect natively to Nuxeo’s Semantic Entities module using web services. Once connected, Luxid extracts metadata about the content such as topics, entities, facts, sentiments or categories. Nuxeo then uses the information to enrich search facets, recommend related content, link to enterprise knowledge bases, feed Business Intelligence dashboards or trigger business workflows — without users lifting a finger.
One of the biggest challenges facing organizations that have implement enterprise CMS solutions is ensuring that content can be located, and that usually not possible without employing tools such as taxonomy and metadata. These tools, however, typically require significant human intervention, which isn’t something most users relish. Integrations of tools such as TEMIS can reduce the effort and increase the findability of content simultaneously. See, I told you it was cool.