The Defense Department has underway a semantic technology demonstration that should by the end of this fiscal year demonstrate the enterprisewide viability of the approach, at least when it comes to personnel visibility, says a newly released plan on DoD business systems.
The fiscal 2011 Enterprise Transition Plan, an annual report on business systems modernization, says the office of the deputy chief management officer is using semantic search for finding information originating in multiple human resources systems. That, combined with service oriented architecture utilization and cloud hosting, makes the effort the department’s first “Web 3.0” project – and it could pave the way for an entirely new approach to delivering business capabilities with timeframes as short as 90 days, the report states.
The effort, part of a larger project known as the Enterprise Information Web, is made possible by a common vocabulary of computer-processable definitions for widespread terms. The foundation of that vocabulary, the report says, is the Business Enterprise Architecture – although the report says the Pentagon is “reevaluating its process for defining BEA data standards to ensure data standard requirements are sufficiently mature and ready for implementation.” Read more…
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