Why does PoolParty make use of Semantic Web technologies?

On the one hand the Simple Knowledge Organisation System (SKOS) is a standard language approved by the W3C for creating thesauri, whereas other thesaurus tools often rely on non-standard formats. The even bigger benefits come with the possibilities gained by creating thesauri that can seamlessly be integrated into the much bigger framework of the Semantic Web. PoolParty makes it easy to extend your local knowledge base with a wealth of data from the web. Additionally you have the option to publish your thesauri as Linked Data and offer them over a SPARQL endpoint, so other departments or organisations can easily re-use and integrate your data.