Natural Language Processing Queries Using RDF

July 31, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, ontology, semantic

Large quantities of data are being produced at a rapid pace. This is no different in the world of biomedical data. With ontologies proliferating, data is increasingly being stored using the RDF data model and queried using RDF based querying languages. This interesting information came to us by 7th Space Interactive in their article, “A framework for ontology-based question answering with application to parasite immunology.”

Existing systems facilitate the querying in various ways, but it is important that researchers and other users map the question in their mind to the interface used by the systems. Experts in natural language processing have been dealing with the challenges of designing natural language based retrieval systems for a long time; the use of RDF adds another challenge.

It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Semantic technology is no different. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Partnerships Can Enhance Results

July 31, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Hitachi has acquired Pentaho, a specialist in the integration, visualization, and analysis of data. Mr. Web brought this news to us in their article, “Hitachi Buys Data Visualization and Analytics Firm.” The plan is for Pentaho to retain its existing brand and continue to be led by current management, who will now report to Hitachi’s Senior Vice President of Social Innovation Kevin Eggleston.

Pentaho’s platform will still be available as a standalone, but has also been integrated into Hitachi’s advanced analytics foundation software. Hitachi is building a robust analytics framework by combining the technology and expertise.

Not all technology is created equal. It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

The Complexity of Knowledge Organization

July 30, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

If you didn’t make it to the http://myemail.constantcontact.com/IKO-Post-Conference-Newsletter.html?soid=1011122434158&aid=qV1vINeWveM (IKO) conference in Singapore last month, don’t worry. The conference materials and a post-conference newsletter are available free online.

Though it isn’t quite as good as being there in person, you can still read what Margie Hlava (President of Access Innovations) and Bob Kasenchak (Director of Product Development at Access Innovations) had to say about “Smart Thesauri: Using Taxonomies with Linked Data.”

What do knowledge organisation professionals do? They are engaged in a wide variety of activities from building frameworks with linked data to applying search technologies both inside and outside the enterprise to working with graph databases to develop knowledge maps capable of being analyzed for taxonomy-building. The list is endless as the possibilities for the next conference. IKO 2016 planning is underway, and the organizers are inviting feedback and suggestions. Send ideas and requests to plambe@straitsknowledge.com.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

Collaboration is Key

July 30, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, ontology

TEMIS has launched Luxid 7, the seventh generation of its flagship semantic content enrichment platform. Luxid 7 promises a beefed-up scalable and robust semantic enrichment pipeline and includes a dedicated ontology management tool. Broadway World Geeks brought this to our attention in their article, “TEMIS Integrates Ontology Management and Semantic Enrichment in Luxid’ 7.”

When building a taxonomy or ontology, you want that model to be available across the enterprise, and not tied to one single program. All of this is done to make it a dynamic and comprehensive system with outstanding search results. Access Innovations provides Search Harmony to allow that same taxonomy/ontology to be used on the user search side to leverage the tagging of the documents and further enhance search results. A user can easily change the configuration of the ontology/thesaurus/taxonomy through our administrative module so the data model retains integrity by matching the guidelines of the standards while modifications are made to the user needs. This easily integrated feature is critical to quality, progressive search results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

Classified Data

July 30, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

Classification influences many parts of our lives. For example, classifying students in special education programs as autistic has increased three hundred percent from 2000 to 2010 in the United States. Perspective is key here, as a huge portion of these students would have been diagnosed with another condition or disorder. In other words, they were reclassified, they weren’t new to the total. Neuroscience News brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Reclassifying Intellectual Disabilities Accounts for Rise in Autism Diagnoses.”

When it comes to a classification system, it is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy and its role in the search process. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Access Innovations has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies for academic publishers, and can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Comprehensive and Custom Search

July 29, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Elsevier recently introduced its Chemical Resistance Database: Plastics and Elastomers. It characterizes the effect of thousands of reagents, the environment, and other exposure media. This database enables organizations to search for materials and substances properties data that includes information about both commercially available and “retired” plastics. The data is carefully curated from various sources, including commercial catalogs, journal articles, technical reports, and materials information datasheets. PR Newswire brought this information to our attention in their article, “Elsevier Introduces Comprehensive Database Detailing the Degradation of Plastics and Elastomers.”

Whatever you are searching for, it is important to have a comprehensive search feature and quality indexing against a standards-based taxonomy. It isn’t a cookie cutter process. Choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

The Tightening of Data Security

July 24, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

Security in technology and data is rapidly becoming a top priority, and rightly so. The massive hack of background check records at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently compromised the data of 21.5 million people. This interesting information came from USA Today in their article, “OPM says second hack affected more than 21M Americans.

As you can imagine, there is outrage and calling for heads to roll. “After today’s announcement, I have no confidence that the current leadership at OPM is able to take on the enormous task of repairing our national security,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “Too much trust has been lost, and too much damage has been done. President Obama must take a strong stand against incompetence in his administration and instill new leadership at OPM.”

Data security is a concern for everyone. So is access to data. Finding the sweet spot between the two can be difficult. It can be achieved by creating strong taxonomies. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Increasing the Challenge

July 24, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Orchestrating the installation and implementation of a new or upgraded records management system anywhere is a large undertaking. When it involves jail management and effective law enforcement, it is more than a comprehensive job. Automated information systems are an absolute necessity for effective law enforcement. This unique and interesting information came to us from Corrections One in their article, “Detail is key when buying a prison records management system.”

All records management systems need a system of indexing to create findability. We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

 

 

Document Management Can Be a Safety Net

July 23, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Document management is essential for any organization, but none more than the medical industry. Documents and records serve as proof that your medical device company uses compliant document management practices when designing, developing, and manufacturing health industry products. Quality Digest brought this news to our attention in their article, “Top Three Document Management Tips for Medical Device Companies.”

The FDA and other regulatory officials are watching, and documentation gives you insurance that what you say happened, happened. So pay particular attention to the kinds of documented evidence you’ll need to demonstrate that you’ve carried out the various quality management system activities according to planned arrangements.

A strong document management system integrates records management, which allows seamless compliance with records retention guidelines. Any records management system requires a system of indexing to create findability. We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce such comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

 

Changes in the Cloud

July 22, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Cloud computing was initially introduced to help organizations attain resources with reduced costs, decreased infrastructure, and simplified architecture. With the emergence of big data over the past couple of years, cloud became the architecture of choice. This interesting information came from DATAVERSITY in their article, “The Future of Cloud Computing: Fog Computing and the Internet of Things.”

All but the most well financed organizations find it infeasible to access the massive quantities of big data via the virtual resources of the cloud. However, with the massive amounts of big data continuing to increase by the minute, the conventional paradigm of cloud computing is no longer sufficient.

Now enters fog computing. It represents a new perspective for cloud computing and involves performing whatever computations are necessary at the fringe of the cloud for a host of benefits. It will be interesting to see where this technology takes us.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

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