it has been quite a while since our last newsletter. We were so busy with deploying knowledge systems for quite different use cases, that time was flying.
We are grateful that we can now share some of these great developments with you and are always happy about questions and feedback.

Your Coreon team

Coreon Wins Innovation Contracts

Multilingual Knowledge Systems become the core information platform in projects dealing with multilingual data:

• Coreon helps Smart Cities to integrate natural language data services to develop intelligent eGovernment apps for their increasingly foreign citizens.
• Coreon becomes an active part of the European Language Grid by deploying a SPARQL interface to its repositories.
• The EUIPO aims to use national languages to communicate with their customers, but particular SMEs find it still difficult to extract relevant information. Coreon is part of a consortium of AI companies to provide raw text data processing and text analytics services in all 24 official EU languages to the EUIPO.

Yes, it took a bit, but Multilingual Knowledge Systems are getting central to successfully deploy AI for textual data!

From a Taxonomy to a Knowledge Graph

Did you know that Coreon is no longer just a simple, hierarchical concept system. Some time ago we made a big step and enriched the capabilities to model hierarchical relations. Instead of 'only' broader-narrower relations, concepts can now be linked with different hierarchical types:

  • 'Unspecified' - like before, for any unspecified broader-narrower relation
  • 'Generic' - for explicit abstract relations, such as 'car' is-a 'vehicle'
  • 'Partitive' - for partitive, whole-part relations, such as 'roof' is-part-of 'building'
  • 'Instance' - for singular, narrower concepts, such as 'Chartres cathedral' is-instance-of 'cathedral'

Why exactly these types for hierarchical relations?
This follows the recommendation of the ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005 standard. And where it says under section 8.3: "The use of hierarchical relationships is the primary feature that distinguishes a taxonomy or thesaurus from other, simple forms of controlled vocabularies such as lists and synonym rings."

This applies to the hierarchical relations. Of course, the types of associative relations are customizable repository by repository.

Events, Conferences, Trade Shows

Learn more about how multilingual knowledge is a key enterprise information asset and meet us at the events below or simply contact us through

This spring and early summer unfortunately all on-site events were cancelled due to the Corona pandemic.

We particularly regret that the DTT Symposium (the bi-annual gathering of the German speaking terminology association) could not take place. The DTT organisers are currently evaluating whether to make it happen in spring 2021.

Michael Wetzel, Coreon MD, contributed to the - this year virtual - International Terminology Summer School with a presentation on Terminology and its relation to other Knowledge Organisation Systems.

Upcoming Events:

02-06 November 2020:
tekom / tcworld, Online

We'd be pleased to meet you in person there - virtual and of course non-virtual!

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