It’s that time of year again, to look both back and forward. So here goes.
Companies that host their own setup of DISQOVER know that a crucial step in the process of making data available is the indexing. In the past few months, we have optimized this process. Indexing now runs up to 3 times faster while the logging has been more readable and more informative.
Anyone who’s ever been involved in data integration will confirm: integration projects are usually cumbersome and very time- and resource-intensive. Those facts alone take the wind out of the sails of many a company. Most, in fact, don’t even begin data integration projects.
But it doesn’t have to be like that. Integrating your first datasets into our semantic platform DISQOVER, happens in just 3 days. There’s no need for long trajectories! Within 3 days, your first internal datasets are searchable and you’re even trained to add additional datasets yourself.
Here’s how it works.
A recent trip to Canada, under the umbrella of Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) and the Flemish Enterprise Network (VOKA), got me thinking: sponsored trips and subsidies really help companies to extend their footprint. It takes some time and perseverance, but trade missions and subsidized projects do generate results!
Semantic search has been on the radar for quite some time now. And truth be told, many have talked the talk but few have been seen to walk to walk. The challenge? Semantic search has been used mainly by academics and experts, but there simply weren’t enough workable solutions accessible to common users. But that’s all changing now with our semantic search platform DISQOVER.
How we do this, can be discovered in our latest white paper, co-authored with Dr. Bhanu Bahl (Director at Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center), Dr. Filip Pattyn (Scientific Lead at ONTOFORCE) and myself.
We are delighted to inform you that DISQOVER, our linked open data platform, is now freely available for everybody. All you need is to do is create an account on DISQOVER.com and you too can begin finding more open data. DISQOVER contains 110+ public data sources that are converted into 5 star, semantic data formats by ONTOFORCE and its partners.