Knowledge is the Foundation and Precision is Mandatory
For many scientific and research organisations, the management of the life cycle of knowledge is critical. Too much information is stored in unstructured documents, images, siloed datasets, and in people’s minds.
Traditional approaches of centralising data frequently come at a significant cost through losing the context and lineage of the data, resulting in loss of valuable knowledge.
The SURROUND solution
SURROUND connects and manages the data you work hard to create, and extracts meaningful, useful and actionable insights.
SURROUND uses global standards to create harmonised taxonomies, dynamic catalogues, and configurable toolsets that allow a governed knowledge process to be automated.
Not only can we link your numerous knowledge sources and repositories, we ensure that the context of the information is maintained, the information is traceable, and provenance is assured such that answers to crucial questions and experiments can be relied upon.
SURROUND uses knowledge graphs to connect knowledge from different domains, information models, data sets, and heterogeneous data formats, without altering their original format. This use of a federated knowledge architecture enables information to be dynamically linked, whilst keeping the data in its original repository.
The SURROUND Ontology Platform supports data virtualisation, which means that data need not be copied out of its System of Authority. Instead it links to that system to enable dynamic updates of related information in the SURROUND Ontology Platform.