Who Are We?

Semantic Web Company (SWC) is a technology provider headquartered in Vienna (Austria) with an office in Seattle (US), which is co-located with our partner Gravity Zero.

SWC supports organizations from all industrial sectors worldwide to improve their information management. PoolParty, our core product has outstanding capabilities to create and maintain knowledge graphs and to extract meaning from big data by making use of linked data technologies.

The three key success factors to meet this challenge are:

  • establish professional metadataMetadata is loosely defined as data about data. Metadata is a concept that applies mainly to electronically archived or presented data and is used to describe the a) definition, b) structure and c) administration of data files with all contents in context to ease the use of the captured and ... management
  • use standards from the semantic webSemantic Web is a group of methods and technologies to allow machines to understand the meaning - or "semantics" - of information on the World Wide Web. The term was coined by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) director Tim Berners-Lee. According to the original vision, the availability of ... and
  • embed semantic technologies and social software in common enterprise systems

Further reading

Get a quick overview: Download slide deck (PDF) or find the latest slide deck about PoolParty Semantic Suite on our Google Drive

What our clients say

Australian Health Thesaurus & PoolParty are integral to our search and content management strategy
James Humffray, Healthdirect
We were impressed with the way that PoolParty lends itself to simple linking to other vocabularyA glossary, also known as an idioticon, vocabulary, or clavis, is an alphabetical list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with the definitions for those terms. Traditionally, a glossary appears at the end of a book and includes terms within that book which are either newly introduced, ... services like DBPediaDBpedia is a project aiming to extract structured information from the information created as part of the Wikipedia project. This structured information is then made available on the World Wide Web. DBpedia allows users to query relationships and properties associated with Wikipedia resources, ....
Les Kneebone, Education Services Australia
Open W3C-standards like SKOSSimple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) is a family of formal languages designed for representation of thesauri, classification schemes, taxonomies, subject-heading systems, or any other type of structured controlled vocabulary. SKOS is built upon RDF and RDFS, and its main objective is to ... provide a great chance to combine corporate information with Internet-based resources.
Dr. Horst Baumgarten, Roche
We decided to use PoolParty as a scalable and easy-to-use thesaurus server.
Florian Bauer, REEEP
PoolParty allows our subject matter experts to immediately visualize the layout of the taxonomyTaxonomy is the practice and science of classification. The word finds its roots in the Greek τάξις, taxis (meaning 'order' or 'arrangement') and νόμος, nomos (meaning 'law' or 'science'). Taxonomy uses taxonomic units, known as taxa. In addition, the word is also used as a count noun: ...
Arthur Smith, American Physical Society

Meet the Consulting Team

Our consultancy team consists of highly skilled experts in the field of semantic technologies. Together with the PoolParty software development team and our partners we are able to deliver targeted solutions for our clients in parallel to a future-proof development of our core product: PoolParty.

Andreas Blumauer


Andreas Blumauer, MSc IT studied Computer Sciences and Business Administration at the University of Vienna. Since 2004, he is managing partner of the Semantic Web Company. Andreas is experienced with  large-scale IT-projects in various industry sectors, and he is also responsible for the product management of PoolParty. He has been a pioneer in the area of the semantic web since 2002; he is co-founder of SEMANTiCS conference series, co-editor and editor of one of the first comprehensive books in the area of the semantic web for the German speaking community.

Helmut Nagy


In the first years of his career, Helmut has become an expert in the fields of technical documentation and the use of social software to improve communication and collaboration in companies. In April 2010 he joined the Semantic Web Company as a consultant in the fields of controlled vocabulariesControlled vocabularies provide a way to organize knowledge for subsequent retrieval. They are used in subject indexing schemes, subject headings, thesauri and taxonomies. Controlled vocabulary schemes mandate the use of predefined, authorised terms that have been preselected by the designer of ..., linked dataLinked Data is a sub-topic of the Semantic Web. The term Linked Data is used to describe a method of exposing, sharing, and connecting data via dereferenceable URIs on the Web. and semantic technologies. Helmut is COO and member of the management board of Semantic Web Company. He is also responsible for documentation and quality managementPoolParty quality checker is an advanced SKOS and linked data validator based on qSKOS library. of the PoolParty product family.

Dr. Christian Blaschke

Senior Consultant

Christian has obtained his doctorate at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (“Applications of information extraction techniques to molecular biology“). Starting with 2004 he worked on the development of a semantic search engine for biomedical researchers and later he coordinated a bioinformatics research institute. He joined the Semantic Web Company end of 2012 as a consultant where he develops and coordinates customer projects and contributes to the development of the PoolParty product family

Florian Huber

Technical Consultant

Florian holds a ‘Master of Computer Science in Bioinformatics’. During his studies he acquired extensive knowledge in the field of software development with Java and statistics. In 2004, based on these skills he started his professional career in the field of text miningText mining, sometimes alternately referred to as text data mining, roughly equivalent to text analytics, refers to the process of deriving high-quality information from text. High-quality information is typically derived through the divining of patterns and trends through means such as ..., automatic classification and search engines. In 2013 Florian joined the Semantic Web Company, where he is now active as technical consultant. His main task areas are testing and development of technical solutions as well as the support of customer projects.

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