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Thetus, CommIT Establish Semantic Service-Oriented Architecture for Navy Project

PORTLAND, Ore., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Thetus Corporation, a leading provider of semantic knowledge modeling and discovery software and CommIT Enterprises Inc., an integrated technology solution provider, are expanding the boundaries of service-oriented architecture (SOA) through participation in aXiom, a U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston-led initiative to improve situational awareness.

PORTLAND, Ore., April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Thetus Corporation, a leading provider of semantic knowledge modeling and discovery software and CommIT Enterprises Inc., an integrated technology solution provider, are expanding the boundaries of service-oriented architecture (SOA) through participation in aXiom, a U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston-led initiative to improve situational awareness.

The aXiom project deploys applied semantics and ontological models to establish a unique context management framework in a semantic service-oriented architecture (SSOA). Thetus brings semantic technology and underlying software infrastructure to the project with CommIT developing the context management framework and enterprise concept map needed to meet the program goals of improved situational awareness through Web-centric dissemination and analysis of real and near-real-time data.

"With aXiom, we're able to take the promises of service-oriented architectures — including information accessibility and application integration — and advance them to new levels of relevance and utility for mission-critical environments," noted Cameron Hunt, CommIT context architect. "With semantic technology from Thetus at the core of our context management framework, the aXiom initiative demonstrates the considerable real-world capabilities that SSOA affords."

The aXiom context management framework, through a combination of commercial and open source software, supplies a dynamic operating environment that models a complex enterprise. This framework enables real-time extraction of relevant knowledge from disparate data sources to be applied for evolving situational awareness. Ontologies, inference engines and rules engines allow mapping between concepts and data elements to support the discovery and analysis of new information and non-obvious relationships. Through mapping organizational missions, business processes, requirements, workflows, roles, resources and more, the context-based nature of the framework ensures that the correct data is presented to the appropriate user at the right time.

While many other SOA reference architectures and implementations have a context layer, aXiom is unique in its approach to context management in that it uses semantic technology to support service functions such as data mapping and manipulation, metadata storage, conceptual search, semantic inference, and integration with correlation engines. All of these capabilities are in turn wrapped in a layer of policy and history to support governance, security and system evolution. These semantic components are integrated with one another and available to users of the framework at large, establishing a user-driven approach to enterprise modeling and knowledge discovery.

"We're very pleased to provide the semantic knowledge modeling technology at the center of this groundbreaking semantic SOA deployment, and to work closely with CommIT as part of their innovative context management framework," said Danielle Forsyth, CEO and co-founder of Thetus. "Federal agencies with national security objectives have shown considerable interest in Thetus for extracting relevant, actionable knowledge from various data sources, and this initiative certainly reflects that."

Thetus Publisher enterprise software offers government and industry a highly differentiated platform for dynamically modeling evolving information systems. Through the use of semantics, extremely complex information can be discovered, assembled and modeled to enable intelligence professionals to search, visualize, verify and relate mission-critical knowledge. Thetus software is designed for maximum interoperability with complementary applications, database technologies, and SOAs.

About Thetus Corporation

Thetus provides semantic knowledge modeling and discovery solutions for extracting and managing information to support complex analysis and highly informed decision-making. A broad range of government agencies and enterprise customers rely on Thetus infrastructure software to automate information discovery and produce contextual, relevant and indispensable knowledge. Thetus software integrates with a wide range of analytical tools, geospatial applications and information management systems to enable predictive modeling, policy-based analysis and secure information reporting across the enterprise. Thetus is a privately held corporation headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at http://www.thetus.com.

About CommIT

CommIT is a veteran-owned integrated technology management firm providing professional engineering, integration, and implementation services to knowledge-based government and industry environments. The company delivers definition and implementation of strategic and tactical management and technical enterprise solutions and, using semantic techniques, modeling and ontologies, has developed technology that enables unified views of disparate data sources across diverse domains — allowing executives, managers, operators, and technicians to discover and use the resources and services available to them.

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