A knowledge model is not just a fancy buzzword for a controlled vocabulary. It’s more complex than that. A knowledge model is more similar to a knowledge organization system, which I defined in an earlier blog post. As a system or a model, it comprises not only the concepts, their labels and attributes, and their relationships, but also rules or policies for their use. Furthermore, a knowledge model is either a complex type of knowledge organization system, such as a thesaurus or an ontology, or a set of multiple controlled vocabularies to be used in combination for the same content set that form a set of taxonomies, such as facets, but it is not a simple single controlled vocabulary. The designation of “model” is also what is used for RDF, SKOS, and OWL-based systems. These are often called semantic models.
All cutesy-ness aside, NAB 2019 April 8-9: It is not a bad idea to take the Digital Asset Management (DAM) Tours.
The 2019 “Take the DAM Tour!” events run Monday and Tuesday, April 8 – 9 from 2:15 p.m. to 4:55 p.m., with eight stops per day, led by Mary Yurkovic, director of Smart Content for MESA, who will lead tours of 16 media management providers on the NAB show floor. The providers run the gamut from storage, to CAD Desktop VDI, with some workflow, all seem pretty interesting.
Monday, April 8: tour stops are: Sohonet (SL14205), Digital Bedrock (SL10130), Caringo (SL13310), Qumulo (SL12111), Signiant (SL10216), Prime Focus Technologies (SL9605), SHIFT (SL8705) and Sony (C11001).
Tuesday, April 9: tour stops are: Google Cloud (SU218), GrayMeta (SU2202), Verizon Digital Media Services (SU3605), Veritone (SU4324), Think Analytics (SU7525), 5th Kind (SL5005), Teradici (SL6716) and Vistex (N6214).
It is invitation only, so you gotta sign up in advance for a guaranteed spot. Qualified content holders can click here to sign up for tours!