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Standardized semantics for Dutch education


Kennisnet, a public organization for education and information communication technologies in the Netherlands, has deployed TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net (EVN) from TopQuadrant to support the development of standardized semantics for Dutch education.

TopBraid EVN is a Web-based system for managing semantic information models. It supports stakeholders who need to collaborate on defining and linking enterprise vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies used for information integration, navigation and search.

Kennisnet’s use of TopBraid EVN will facilitate seamless inter-organizational flow in primary and secondary administrative processes. With the solution, dozens of models for different informational domains like curriculum, testing or school funding processes can be available both for humans and machines. That means a savings in labor and shorter lead times to realize shared semantics (concepts and their definitions) in Dutch education, according to TopQuadrant.

Jeroen Hamers, product owner at Kennisnet, says, “With the out-of-the-box solution of TopBraid EVN, Kennisnet is able to stimulate and facilitate the development of a common language for Dutch formal and informal education by working together with all partners in the primary and secondary educational processes. The most important is to help people understand each other even in completely different contexts.”

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