Press Release


Semantic Workflow Breakthroughs, New Levels of Scalability, Performance and Automation Anchor IO’s Biggest Software Release

BERKELEY, CA - April 26, 2012

IO Informatics today announced the Sentient Knowledge Explorer 4.0 a milestone release of the industry-leading semantic data integration and knowledge management software for life sciences and healthcare. Delivering radical workflow breakthroughs that bring down the walls between data and researchers — and packed with several feature innovations—the new Knowledge Explorer advances uniquely efficient data integration and transformative knowledge applications with new levels of scalability and performance.

"Listening to the requirements from our large pharmaceutical customers, each with billions of assertions created using our tools, the KE 4.0 release is a major advance in scalability, performance and automation. Ontology validation 'on the fly' and dynamic cache management significantly increase import speed into semantic data stores, and enhanced memory management and configurable local persistent buffer account for dramatic reduction in query time," Dr. Erich Gombocz, CSO of IO Informatics, explained.

"We've also added automation for data import and mapping using monitored server folders, which automatically process incoming content, map it to RDF and write directly to a semantic database of your choice. The process runs in the background, can handle multiple folders with different mapping instructions, and is able to federate the output between multiple triples stores. This way, updates can occur fully automated, tracked and logged," he added.

"On the query side, we added the ability to make relationships variable in our graphical SPARQL builder and the frequently requested ability to federate across multiple graphs."

Knowledge Explorer 4.0 offers unprecedented ease and power at both personal and enterprise levels, with comprehensive support for the most cutting-edge semantic workflows for virtually any research discipline. IO’s support resources include: an email and phone support team for technical questions; online resources for accessing sample data and tutorials; and a user-forum, a resource for tips, tutorials, news and supporting content.

A simplified workflow in Knowledge Explorer 4.0 makes it possible for users to integrate data more efficiently than ever before. By making it easier to complete common integration tasks and interrogate multi-faceted data, the Knowledge Explorer 4.0 delivers breakthrough semantic research experiences across multiple harmonized data resources. Enabling to integrate at a systems level across domain boundaries and contextual incorporation of findings from vast linked open data resources into institutional knowledge via KE 4.0 opens up a completely new world for research, decision support and knowledge applications.

The Sentient Knowledge Explorer - Personal Edition will be available in beta as a free download from IO Informatics at with general availability expected by the end of the month.


IO is at the forefront of the semantic technology wave. The Company provides software and services for uniquely efficient data integration and transformative knowledge applications in life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical environments.

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Robert Stanley
President & CEO
IO Informatics, inc.