Arkestra was conceived as an information-driven and semantic system.
This makes it more intelligent than the average CMS. It’s driven not merely by context-free data but by information embedded in semantic models representing real-world objects and relationships.
So it doesn’t just publish information, but joins it all up as well, placing it in context and in relationships with other information.
The semantics of organisations
Arkestra models organisations, their members and activities and the relationships between them all. Everything Arkestra publishes is informed by the institutional semantics of this modelling.
This helps make every bit of information that Arkestra holds useful and meaningful.
It also makes it possible for Arkestra to make intelligent use of data relationships to construct and publish as much of the site as possible.
As well as doing the things that an ordinary web CMS can, Arkestra is able to draw upon information about the world to automate its publishing, assist the web editor and make decisions about its output.