Posts for Tag: semantic technology

Is logic part of your 2017 business outlook?

As 2017 has started, many organizations are still working on their business outlook for the new year. They are facing a degree of uncertainty of which the impact seems to accumulate year after year. Facing this challenge requires a deep insight of what really drives their organization, what enables it to fulfill its essence and realize the envisioned substance in a sustainable way. Without this insight they get deeper and deeper into the morass by doing what they always did.

Predicting the disruptive potential of semantic knowledge kernels

Somewhere around 2002, while I was working on the concept of a Context Value Broker, a colleague asked for my opinion about the future of ICT-systems and services. Not being an acknowledged futurist, that is a hard question to answer. Many who did try were proven wrong, as this prediction of the future of mail delivery in the year 2000 may illustrate.

Source: A 19th-Century Vision of the Year 2000

My answer was that I could imagine a trend in the next decades in which the IT landscape of mainly one-dimensional monolithic solutions would evolve into multi-dimensional ecosystems of pluggable knowledge and function kernels, running on agile platforms. These ecosystems and platforms would provide a collaborative base for new services and solutions that made sense of complex situations and serve users on a 1:1 basis for their individual needs. The actors in this services would be both humans and machines; even although the interpretative capabilities of machines would grow in time.

Supporting the product life cycle with smart user-centric documentation

For most product manufacturers, delivering adequate documentation is a constant challenge. The increasing complexity of products and the stricter regulations for product documentation often lead to extensive documentation sets with 500+ pages manuals on-line or in print. The question is: how effective is all this documentation?