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Wroclaw, Poland

Debruyne C.,Vrije Universiteit Brussel | De Leenheer P.,Collibra
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research | Year: 2014

We report on the results of the application of a method and tool for ontology construction in the research information domain, held in the context of an open data initiative of Flanders. The method emphasizes the use of natural language descriptions of concepts next to formal descriptions, and uses - for the formal definitions - a fact-oriented formalism grounded in natural language. In this experiment, a group of 36 participants were divided into different groups to build ontologies to establish semantic interoperability between autonomously developed research information systems and to annotate the data of an existing system provided by a public administration. User satisfaction of the tool was measured with the Post-Study System Usability uestionnaire. The result of that survey was that the participants were generally pleased with the platform, with its usefulness scoring best. As for the developed ontologies, their use was demonstrated by the applications developed by the participants. The experiment showed that having a formalism grounded in natural language leverages the ontology construction process for the stakeholders. The experiment also shows that a method needs to take into account the collaborative building of workflows within ontology projects, as not all ontology-engineering projects are alike. © 2014 Universidad de Talca-Chile. Source


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2009.1.2 | Award Amount: 4.70M | Year: 2010

Interoperation between electronic services is one of the most challenging and pressing issues in todays increasingly globalized and de-centralized economy. Our proposal tackles this challenge with a unified research program based on two key notions: interoperation hubs, that enable flexible, scalable support for service collaborations in an open network, and dynamic artifacts, that provide an approach to modeling and deploying business processes that simplifies the management of hand-offs of data and process between different services and organizations. The research has three streams: (a) scientific, to develop the new notion of artifact-centric interoperation hub, and a surrounding framework of service coordination, views, evolution, verification, and process mining based on formal and empirical techniques and tools; (b) technology, to develop a substantial prototype for creating and operating these hubs, that integrates the techniques and tools devised by the scientific research stream; and (c) validation, to demonstrate and test the results of the research. The ACSI research program will simplify the creation and maintenance of service collaboration environments as follows:\n1.\tAt least 40% reduction, over conventional techniques, in the design and deployment of environments that support large numbers of service collaborations with similar goals\n2.\tAt least 20% reduction, over conventional techniques, in the costs of on-boarding into, and maintaining, service collaborations\n3.\tAt least 30% reduction in on-going manual activity needed to support typical service collaborations\n4.\tAt least 90% of data transformation in service collaborations will be automated\nACSIs consortium combines world-class researchers in all of the key technical areas needed for this research, including experts on artifact-centric business processes, verification, data integration and ontologies, process mining, services architectures, and business process management.


News Article | June 27, 2015
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SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Data Governance and Information Quality Summit in San Diego, Collibra announced their latest advancement in data governance technology, Collibra Connect. Collibra Connect enables Active Data Governance, which ensures that your policies are followed, issues resolved, and reference data synchronized across your entire system and data landscape.  Collibra Connect links the data sources, business applications, data lakes, data quality systems, and all sources of metadata into a responsive system. These connections enable changes to be detected and policies applied immediately, without manual steps. Organizations get data that is actionable and trustworthy. "Collibra Connect is a key component of our strategy to deliver Active Data Governance to our customers," said Collibra CEO Felix Van de Maele. "Collibra is the leader in making data governance an operational reality, and this technology allows that governance to be applied instantly across the landscape of systems and data.  Our customers can rely on their data, knowing that the policies are followed, that their data is reliable, and that their risks are lowered. " Collibra Connect version 4.5 will be available in July 2015. Collibra Corporation is the industry's only global data governance provider founded to address data management from the business stakeholder perspective. Delivered through a cloud-based or on-premise solution, Collibra is the trusted data authority that provides data stewardship, data governance and data management for the enterprise business user. Combining entrepreneurial roots with software and artificial intelligence expertise, Founded in 2008, Collibra has locations in New York and Brussels, Belgium. For more information visit www.collibra.com.


NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Collibra, the leading data governance provider announced that it has certified its Data Governance Center on Cloudera technology. Collibra Data Governance Center delivers data governance for big data solutions across a variety of industries and now provides integrated functionality with Cloudera. Data hub users are inundated by the 3Vs of big data. Data scientists, stewards, data owners must collaborate to govern their data throughout its lifecycle. Maintaining quality as data flows from its sources through ingestion, analytical models, and discovery tools requires robust oversight. Collibra Data Governance Center integrates with Cloudera Enterprise, the leading enterprise Hadoop platform, and Cloudera Navigator, the comprehensive data management and governance platform that's part of Cloudera Enterprise - providing complete business lineage to all information with a comprehensive view of data quality and progress over time. Collibra Data Governance Center also has a robust Business Glossary and data dictionary, as well as reference data management, data stewardship automation, and big data specific functions such as ingestion control, analytical model governance, and oversight of map/reduce jobs. The easy to use interface and flexible, fully automated operating model lets business users interact with their data, get information and resolve issues quickly and easily. "Our customers are using big data solutions and associated analytics to expand their view of information and drive tremendous value within their organizations," said Felix Van de Maele, CEO of Collibra. "But for this value to be realized, the organization must trust the data that is in the data hub. Our solutions integrate with Cloudera environments and other parts of the data management infrastructure. Collibra provides the governance necessary to ensure the information and analyses are trusted and therefore used by the organization." "Cloudera's customers use Cloudera Enterprise and Cloudera Navigator as critical components of their data infrastructure. They require robust, integrated and automated governance that extends across their enterprise," said Tim Stevens, vice president of Business and Corporate Development at Cloudera. "The integration with Collibra brings our customers automation and self service governance integrated with enterprise-grade data auditing, data lineage, and data discovery from Cloudera." Collibra Data Governance Center is in use for big data solutions at customers worldwide, across the financial services, retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare and high-tech manufacturing industries. Collibra Corporation is the industry's only global data governance provider founded to address data management from the business stakeholder perspective. Delivered through a cloud-based or on-premise solution, Collibra is the trusted data authority that provides data stewardship, data governance and data management for the enterprise business user. Combining entrepreneurial roots with software and artificial intelligence expertise, Founded in 2008, Collibra has locations in New York and Brussels, Belgium. For more information visit www.collibra.com


NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Collibra, the leader in data governance software, is pleased to announce Collibra University, a new resource for data governance professionals. It provides thought leading research, best practices, and how-to information about active data governance in a self-paced e-learning environment.  Users of Collibra University can acquire skills on demand, become experts in data governance, and prove that expertise through the certification program. Practitioners with this expertise can deliver rapid value by designing, organizing and implementing data governance programs. Collibra University also provides guidance through the contents of Collibra Compass, a multi-faceted community of practitioners who are dedicated to helping each other and improving the art and science of data governance. Collibra University was designed by top researchers in the field, led by Dr. Pieter De Leenheer, Collibra co-founder, VP of Innovation, and noted lecturer on Data Governance. Collibra University is the premier source for education into current best practices for data governance, and how to automate those practices using Collibra technologies. It also contains the Collibra Ranger certification program, which allows individuals to prove their competency in establishing and automating a data governance program with a series of practical exercises. Included as well is the community that facilitates the sharing of knowledge and innovation around data governance. For more information, please join us for a webinar on August 25th at 2pm EDT. For more information visit https://www.collibra.com/webinars/how-to-advance-your-data-governance-iq-2  . Collibra University can be found at http://university.collibra.com/ Collibra Corporation is the industry's only global data governance provider founded to address data management from the business stakeholder perspective. Delivered through a cloud-based or on-premise solution, Collibra is the trusted data authority that provides data stewardship, data governance and data management for the enterprise business user. Combining entrepreneurial roots with software and artificial intelligence expertise, Founded in 2008, Collibra has locations in New York, London and Brussels. For more information visit www.collibra.com

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