Research and Development
As a leading company in Scotland in the area of semantic technologies we are continuously developing our software stack to make it as relevant as possible, in accordance with current and future standards.
In the face of the overwhelming growth in information, semantic technologies help to regain the productivity of search. We are interested in technologies which support better human-driven search results, to help organisations better utilise their data. Our ongoing interest is in developing tools and services which support improvements in the search and discovery of contextually-related information.
We are already implementing tailored solutions within the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland, Scottish Government departments and Scottish Enterprise amongst others. As part of our research and development cycle we are closely engaged with The Data Lab and various academic institutions, exploring experimental technologies for possible use in our stack. Have a look at our Community and Education page to find out more.
Wallscope’s R&D interests broadly encompass:
● Semantic search
● Natural language search
Why do semantic technologies support innovation?
Semantic web techniques create and maintain indices which can be managed and utilised across diverse data sources. This makes it much easier to search, discover and link information.
The flexible nature of this approach supports innovation as it lets you work in a fast and agile way. Changes to one part of the system don’t require re-designs across the rest of the system, and because you can do things fast, you can do lots more than you could before. You can afford to do things that fail and things that are unproven and speculative. Of course, you can also do things that you would have done with other technology stacks, only you can have them up and running in a fraction of the time that you otherwise would have spent.
We are always looking to develop and innovate with data so please get in touch if you have any questions or if there’s an area you’d like to explore!