The Semaphore - Smartlogic’s 4th Quarter Newsletter 2021

The Semaphore - Smartlogic’s 4th Quarter Newsletter 2021

Posted on December 14, 2021 0 Comments

CEO Corner

In November, Smartlogic joined forces with MarkLogic, a leader in data integration and data management. Together, we will create more value for existing customers and leverage a strategic advantage to expand our market and customer base. We are about Revealing Smarter Decisions – Together.

Smartlogic’s ability to gain unique insight from all forms of digital data combined with the MarkLogic platform to put those insights to work results in Data Agility - complete, high-quality data that is easy to manage and delivers more insight for a broader range of business use cases. This expanded capability will help us continue to solve your most challenging data problems, simply.

Plans to bring the two technologies together in ways that best enable your future innovation and growth are well underway and we look forward to sharing updates on our progress.

In the meantime, both companies will continue to conduct business as usual: same people, same processes. All members of the Smartlogic executive team are joining the MarkLogic leadership team.

Thank you for the trust you’ve placed in us to deliver an important part of your environment. We truly believe this combination will deliver better outcomes for everyone.

Our teams are excited to share additional details regarding the combined solution and how we can add value to your organization. Please get in touch with us to learn more.

Jeremy Bentley

CEO and Founder

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Global Non-profit Uses Semantic AI to Improve SharePoint Search

The nonprofit sector is more important than ever. The U.S. nonprofit sector employs 11.9 million people, ranking it third out of eighteen major sectors as an employer of American workers, a report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society finds. Even though it’s important, the nonprofit sector struggles with:

  • Limited funding - Many nonprofit organizations depend on the assistance of state, national, and municipal levels in the form of grants, matching funds, or to serve as a safety net when funds are short. Most nonprofits have less funding than they want or need - some no funding at all.
  • Pressure to show results and strategic solutions - In the past, the non-profit world’s emphasis was on showing that programs were being used and accessed by those they supported. Now, the pressure has shifted, they must demonstrate that social impact objectives are being met - a much harder calculation.
  • Significant increase in need - Across the board, non-profits are seeing an increase in the need for their services. Poverty is a real issue, and many people are facing economic hardships.

Learn how one global non-profit organization used Semaphore capabilities to implement an AI platform that leverages semantic models, rules, NLP, and auto-classification to improve their user experience and knowledge discovery in an enterprise-wide SharePoint Online environment.


Provide an Info-Tech and/or Gartner Review for Smartlogic

As many of you know, Smartlogic is reliant on product evaluations from external resources like Gartner, IDC, Forrester, etc. that publish reviews, capability reports, and other documentation. These reviews help customers like yourself make informed purchases when evaluating technology products.

Many of you have already provided reviews for us on Gartner’s Peer Insights and we’re very thankful for that. If you’re interested in providing a Smartlogic review to Gartner and/or
Info-Tech – use the links below. All reviews are anonymous – we won’t know who reviewed us. The time to complete a review is minimal but has a big impact. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Info-Tech is an advisory service that publishes a series of reports around Metadata Management Solutions. To be included in that report, Info-Tech requires that vendors have at least 10 customer reviews of their product. They are offering a $25 Amazon gift card (or charitable contribution) for customer reviews of our Semaphore platform, which you can access here: Review Smartlogic & Receive a $25 Reward.

Gartner – offers a 3-month limited subscription for completed and approved peer reviews:


Look for Semaphore 5.4 in the New Year

Semaphore version 5.4 will be available in early 2022. A full press release, with updated features and functions, will be distributed.


Smartlogic’s User Community Forum

Our next User Community Forum meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 12th at 11 am Eastern. If you haven’t signed up yet, DO IT TODAY – it’s a great opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded Semaphore users to exchange tips, tricks, and best practices with the Semaphore platform and Knowledge Management topics. January’s theme will focus on the Semaphore 5.4 release and the acquisition of Smartlogic by MarkLogic.

KMWorld 2021

Smartlogic’s CEO and Founder, Jeremy Bentley, and Senior Information Scientist, James Morris took the virtual stage of KMWorld 2021 - Impacting the Future: Knowledge Sharing in
the Age of New Technologies event in November. If you were unable to attend the conference, contact KMWorld to subscribe to a conference replay pass, which provides access to all recorded keynotes and presentations.

In addition to the presentations, members of the Smartlogic team manned the Virtual Exhibit Hall to share Semaphore use cases, best practices, and lessons learned, across a broad range of industries, with participants at the event. To learn how Semaphore removes the layers of information complexity and allows your organization to use enterprise data not just for knowledge but with the power of wisdom to act faster contact us at

Press Releases

MarkLogic Acquires Leading Metadata Management Provider Smartlogic

MarkLogic Corporation, a leader in complex data integration and portfolio company of Vector Capital, today announced it has acquired Smartlogic, a premier metadata management solutions provider and leader in semantic AI technology. As part of the transaction, Smartlogic’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jeremy Bentley, as well as other members of the senior management team, will join the MarkLogic executive team. Read the full press release.

Smartlogic is the Leader in 2021 Metadata Management Emotional Footprint Report from SoftwareReviews, a division of InfoTech Research Group

San Jose, CA, December 15th, 2021 – Smartlogic (recently acquired by MarkLogic), the leader in Semantic AI technology, today announced that it has been recognized as the Top Vendor in the 2021 Metadata Management Emotional Footprint report from SoftwareReviews, a division of IT research and consulting firm Info-Tech Research Group. The Emotional Footprint Award measures high-level user sentiment, it aggregates emotional response ratings across 25 questions to create a powerful indicator of overall user feeling toward the vendor and product. Read the full press release.


2022 Spring Training

Thinking about expanding your Semaphore knowledge – sign up for training. Semaphore Spring training is just around the corner:

  • Semaphore Foundation Training - registration closes February 18th 2022 and training begins on February 28th, 2022
  • Semaphore Advanced Training - registration closes March 25th, 2022 and training begins on April 4th, 2022
  • Semaphore Administration Training - registration closes April 29th, 2022 and training begins on May 9th, 2022
  • Semaphore Fact Extraction Framework Training - registration closes April 29th, 2022 and training begins on May 9th, 2022

To view, all courses dates and timings go to our events page. Not sure where to start your training, visit our website training page to view pre-requisites and course information.

To register for training, email or contact your Smartlogic Account Manager.



More webinars are in the works, keep an eye on Life with Semaphore and our events page for announcements and registration information!

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