Government organizations have a wealth of policy knowledge derived from specialists in myriad fields. What they lacked, until now, was a flexible method for searching the content of thousands of policies using the knowledge of those experts. LMI has developed a tool—OpenPolicy™—to provide organizations with the ability to capture the knowledge of their experts and use it to intuitively search their massive storehouse of policy at hyper speeds.
Traditional search engines produce document-level results. There’s no simple way to search document contents and pinpoint appropriate paragraphs. OpenPolicy solves this problem. The search tool, running on a semantic-web database platform, LMI SME-developed ontologies, and web-based computing power, can currently host tens of thousands of pages of electronic documents. Using domain-specific vocabularies (ontologies), the tool also suggests possible search terms and phrases to help users refine their search and obtain better results.
For organizations wanting to use OpenPolicy, LMI initially builds a powerful computing environment to host the knowledgebase. It then loads all appropriate documents—policies, regulations, meeting notes, trouble tickets, essentially any text-based file—into the database. The system can scale to store billions of paragraphs.
Reusable Ontologies Capture Expertise
To help users mine an OpenPolicy semantic-web knowledgebase, LMI SMEs develop unique ontologies for each area. These ontologies capture SME knowledge and include key terms, synonyms, industry slang, related concepts, and business processes. For example, users wanting to search policies related to ammunition would also find ammo, ordnance, munitions, explosives, fired brass, 40 mm machine gun and other terms on the search menu. OpenPolicy suggests synonyms and related terms that help users broaden or narrow searches. As a result, users can search tens of thousands of pages across hundreds of individual documents and quickly be directed to specific paragraphs.
Semantic Searches Drive Benefits
Government organizations are using OpenPolicy to query large policy knowledgebases. In addition to speeding queries and producing more usable results, the tool offers significant benefits, including:
Capturing SME knowledge via the reusable ontologies
Improving policy governance and quality
Accelerating research and training
Identifying conflicting policies across organizations
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OpenPolicy: Capturing Knowledge
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Award Winning Technology
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