SiberLogic, a provider of XML content technology, has announced the addition of semantic knowledge modeling to the S1000D support already provided in its content management solution, SiberSafe.
SiberSafe's semantic enablement platform can provide benefits that extend beyond the authoring process to the entire knowledge management lifecycle, including: Semantic knowledge modeling, which is the development of a set of facts and their relationships that captures and formalizes all technical knowledge about a product. Because S1000D is used to document complex technology products and equipment, upfront semantic modeling is designed to ensure accuracy and completeness in content development; using SiberSafe S1000D Visual Modeler, knowledge is contributed directly into the semantic model by the subject matter expert. The user interface is optimized for S1000D-compliant Data Modules and pre-populated with S1000D procedures, conditions, codes, etc. Information can be incrementally added to the semantic model as it becomes available during the product development lifecycle; once the model is complete, draft S1000D Data Modules can be automatically generated;
SiberSafe offers Assumptions Management functionality, which establishes associations between Data Modules and appropriate parts of the semantic model, and will automatically notify Data Module owners about any relevant changes in the model; the semantic modeling of S1000D content makes it navigable in other ways--publication to SiberSafe's semantically-enabled Knowledge Base offers access to online or CD-ROM based content via semantics-driven search and discovery mechanisms such as: Semantics Browser (browse by S1000D structural view, functional view, etc.); Semantic Search Queries (drill down on S1000D components, SNS codes); full text metadata-driven proximity-sensitive keyword search queries; and Interactive Expert System powered by the semantics-based inference engine.