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The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the current tech buzzwords. But different from the usual hypes it will fundamentally change whole industries and the way goods are produced. The IoT’s biggest value driver is Interoperability, i.e. the ability of machines, devices, sensors, and people to connect and communicate with each other. Most associate the IoT with numerical data and indeed, the exchange of raw and structured data is kind of solved. However, when it comes to exchanging information, so data in context, textual meta data dominates. Any data exchange with humans is anyhow mostly textual. Read below how Coreon ensures semantic Interoperability and thus delivers a key component to turn the IoT into a game changer for industry.
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IoT Banks on Semantic Interoperability

The biggest challenge for widespread adoption of the Internet of Things is interoperability. But while technical and syntactic interoperability are pretty much solved, little has been available so far to make sure devices actually understand each other.
Semantic interoperability requires that the meaning (context) of exchanged data is automatically and accurately interpreted. A controlled vocabulary is a collection of identifiers which ensure consistency of metadata terminology. These terms are used to label concepts (nodes) in a graph which provides a standardized classification for a particular domain. A Multilingual Knowledge System functions with its API as a semantic gateway in the IoT connectivity architecture, it also provides a modern, very easy-to-use application to maintain vocabularies and ontologies.

IoT Banks on Semantic Interoperability

Upcoming Events, Conferences, Trade Shows

Newsletters and blog articles have to be short. Learn more about how multilingual knowledge becomes a key enterprise information asset and meet us at the events below or simply contact us through

11-15 June 2018:
CeBIT, Hanover
IoT and Industry 4.0 plays a big role at this year's completely new CeBIT. We are very proud that Coreon CEO Jochen Hummel speaks at the CeBIT Internet of Things Forum on Wed, 13 June: Data Interoperability in IoT and Industry 4.0

25-26 June 2018:
Digital Assembly, Sofia
Major annual forum that gathers more than 1,000 stakeholders and high-level policymakers to debate the EU digital policy and the implications of recent technological developments

09-13 July 2018:
Terminology Summer School, Vienna
The leading and largest international summer school for terminology professionals.

23-25 September 2018:
Industry of Things World, Berlin
Europe's No.1 Industrial IoT Show: Rethink technology & business strategy for scalable, secure and efficient IoT.

13-15 November 2018:
tekom / tcworld, Stuttgart
The leading global event and marketplace for technical communication

We'd be pleased to meet you in person there!

Paths to Knowledge

Introducing Breadcrumbs and Nomenclature Notations
In highly systematic classification work we see so-called Notation systems, such as 1.1.1 - 1.1.2 - etc. These values represent an explicit numeric identification of a concept node based on its path to the sequence of all its broader concepts. Coreon now supports auto-generation of such numeric identifiers.
Together with this capability, we've added a neat "breadcrumb" feature. Like known from web pages, a navigation path from the root to the current concept is rendered as a breadcrumb, giving you at a glance the complete context of the concept you are just looking at.

And, not to forget to mention, for alternative paths to the root, i.e. multi-parent relations, we even allow the iteration through the different breadcrumb paths.
See a little preview video how it works.

Review on the DTT Symposion 2018

On March 22-24 the DTT Symposion (short DTT) took place again in Mannheim. It is the bi-annual meeting of the German Terminology Association (Deutscher Terminologietag). We were exhibiting and I enjoyed talking to many Coreon customers there. It was a truly exciting event this year and according to the organizers the most busy ever. 200+ participants meant house full!

"Concept Maps Everywhere" ... as one participant tweeted, concept maps were the dominating topic throughout the days. Concept Maps and systems were indeed a topic in many presentations during the two and half days event. One of our highlights was that this years DTT Award was given for a Master Thesis on Coreon “Applying concept maps onto terminology collections: implementation of WIPO terminology with Coreon”!

We are excited about the evolution of the DTT in recent years. How many more participants will we see in spring 2020?

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