Apple Using Ontology in New Siri Product

From the article:

"...Apple's granted patent generally relates to a method and apparatus for building an intelligent automated assistant. Embodiments of the present invention rely on the concept of "active ontologies" (e.g., execution environments constructed in an ontology-like manner) to build and run applications for use by intelligent automated assistants....."

KM Institute to Debut Its First "Certified Knowledge Specialist" Program in Taxonomy and Search Solutions

KM Institute (KMI), the global leader in Knowledge Management Certification, is about to deliver its first Certified Knowledge Specialist (CKS) 4-day class, April 7-10, in Reston, VA, at the Sheraton Reston (just outside Washington, DC).

The CKS is a new Certification by KMI designed to take a 'deep dive' focus into a specific KM topic. In the case of the April class, the CKS will focus on Taxonomy and Search Solutions.

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An interesting take on an important taxonomy...

Stop the fear mongering over ICD-10: It's just another taxonomy

A recent Weekly Standard article shrilly announced that an  Oct. 1, 2014, update of ICD medical codes would augur “a nightmare for doctors.” This was not the only source predicting doom and gloom for the forthcoming code switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 -- so I decided to investigate. 

It turns out many of these critics are falling victim to common misunderstandings about taxonomies and the characteristics and purposes of large, structured data sets. Here’s how.

Scientist proposes revolutionary naming system for all life on Earth

 A Virginia Tech researcher has developed a new way to classify and name organisms based on their genome sequence and in doing so created a universal language that scientists can use to communicate with unprecedented specificity about all life on Earth.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-scientist-revolutionary-life-earth.html#jCp