System One automatically generates metadata on content and usage, provides users with simple-to-use tools for structuring and creates an integrated semantic pool of data.
Basically, the Semantic Web has been conceived as an extension of the World Wide Web. It refers to content and its meaning (semantics) that can be used both by humans and by machines. Within this framework, information is available beyond traditional limitations of technological and social systems.
The core principle of the Semantic Web is the extension of documents by so-called metadata that categorize and link the content they refer to. Frequently, this categorization process is carried out by experts rather than by the users themselves, as the structuring tools available are usually very complex. This reductionist, top-down approach to a problem that basically occurs from the bottom up often fails.
In contrast, System One generates semantic structure (ontologies) in three different ways that consistently and meaningfully extend the shared pool of structured data:
- Automatic processing of information, content, context, and usage in time.
- Provision of basic, universally available definitions.
- Integration of easy-to-use tools for optional personalized and collaborative structuring.
System One makes it a lot easier for individual employees to work with structures by allowing to extend free associations of resources and by making folder hierarchies obsolete. At the same time, machine processing of information rertieval results greatly increase in quality and practical usability.