Rightscom's semantic engineering tools and services are marketed under the Ontologyx brand. At the centre of Ontologyx is a radical, proprietary methodology which supports the mapping and transforming of terms and schemes using a rich and radical "contextual" semantic structure.
Its primary purpose is to facilitate machine-to-machine (M2M) communication when using terms drawn from different schemes - different systems within the same organisation or between one organisation and another - without losing or changing the meaning of the metadata being communicated. This enables re-expressing a complex communication from one "view" to another - for example, from a flat, "descriptive" view to an event-based "contextual" view.
Ontologyx offers several powerful "meta-models" which can be used as a basis for semantic integration, including its foundational Context Model, its Resource Description Model and its Rights and Policies Model.
Ontologyx services can:
- design a dictionary, ontology or schema (such as a database or an XML message schema) from scratch, using its generic "meta-models" and industry standards add structure and definition to a client's existing terms and schemes
- map new and legacy schemes and Standards accurately to one another
- enable a range of content industry, ISO and other metadata Standards to become an automatically updatable part of a client's own system
- provide the necessary continuing ontology management services to update a client's semantic domain
- provide clients with a full Ontology Management System, and enable the automated transformation of metadata from scheme to scheme using contextual transformation.