Superior Search

December 18, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, search

Search engines today are so powerful and so common that we assume that searches will provide our desired results in a matter of seconds. If we are forced to wait a few more seconds than normal, it feels archaic and clunky. Speed in search is important. Businesses acknowledge the importance of search to the productivity of knowledge workers, yet how many actually provide an enterprise search capability? KMWorld brought this news to our attention in their article, “Supporting knowledge workers.”

In a recent global research study, “Search and Discovery – Exploiting Knowledge, Minimizing Risk,” survey respondents acknowledged the importance of search, but indicated that implementation was lacking. Seventy-one percent of organizations agreed that search is vital to productivity, effectiveness, and compliance. However, true searching for information – in e-mail archives, a variety of content systems, documents stored in enterprise systems, internal social media, sound files, and image files – has become far more complicated with the ever-growing volume of data.

As many organizations are struggling to reduce their big data volume, it is still important to maintain integrity among data items and keep them findable. Information being findable is the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.
Melody K. Smith

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

Ancient Literature

December 18, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Archiving, indexing, and making content findable are at the core of what we do. Many of our clients include scholars who devote more than a fair share of their time to older literature. The Scholarly Kitchen brought this news to our attention in their article, “Growing Impact of Older Articles.”

Recently, some Google employees analyzed the paper, “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Growing Impact of Older Articles,” by Alex Verstak and found that the dates of citations were from 1990 to 2013. They report that scholars are citing proportionally more of the older literature. Most professionals would accept these findings as good news, considering the 24-hour news cycle these days and the slant towards the negative.

Quality taxonomies enable findability. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies that can help you generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

Content Migration Success Relies on Solid Taxonomy

December 17, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

Installing a new digital asset management (DAM) system can be a challenge. After a great deal of planning and coordination across multiple departments and groups, the biggest task is left – the migration of existing assets from one or more sources into the new DAM system. CMS Wire brought this news to our attention in their article, “Using DAM Content Migration to Maximize Asset Value.”

Some vendors may offer a simple way to migrate old assets into the new DAM, but rarely spend the time necessary to see how your organization can get the most value out of old assets. This leaves the onus on you to get the most out of your data migration plans. It is key to have standardized metadata and a solid taxonomy with which to index the content.

 Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

Auto vs. Human Indexing

December 16, 2014  
Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, metadata, News, semantic

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a computer that performed as well as or better than humans when it comes to the task of extracting data from scientific journals and entering it into a database. This interesting information came from Red Orbit in their article, “Man Vs Machine: Computerized Scientific Indexing System Outperforms Humans.” This new mechanical reading and indexing system is known as PaleoDeepDive.

The researchers built the DeepDive machine reading system at Stanford and the HTCondor open-source distributed job management framework to create PaleoDeepDive. The competition was between it and human scientists who had manually entered data into the Paleobiology Database, a repository that contains research data from paleontology studies funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and international agencies.

Computers can often have difficulties deciphering even the most simple-sounding statements. But being able to calculate the odds of interpretation gives it a major advantage over people.

A controlled vocabulary is needed to ensure that the machine-assisted or fully automated indexing is comprehensive, regardless of what you are indexing. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

 

Warning Signs

December 16, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Data management technologies continue to evolve and offer new possibilities. Some are outstanding at offering new features and services, and some are less than satisfactory. There are many things to consider when previewing new data management technology. This interesting news came from InfoWorld in their article, “Manage data responsibly, even if it’s big.”

One of those considerations is variation in data quality. For true findability, it is important to to index your data against a strong taxonomy in order to retrieve it when needed. Many new technologies embrace the “deal with that later” attitude, and there is no good ending in that scenario.

The article highlights a few other things to watch for, but most of all, remember to partner with those who have experience and utilize standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

A Thousand Words

December 16, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, semantic

Did you know that the human retina can transmit visual information to the brain at roughly the rate of an Ethernet connection? In comparison, reading text transmits information at roughly the rate of a dial-up modem. Information Week brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Breaking the Code: The Role of Visualization in Security Research.” It is easy to see how infographics were born.

In presentations, print materials, and video, relying on text has drawbacks. Meanwhile, using smart data visualization combined with intelligent data mining can allow researchers to draw connections between data points. To get from data to visualization, semantic networks are a key component. Semantic technology continues to grow and expand its uses.

Melody K. Smith

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

Reference Works Available

December 15, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, reference

Information Services & Use, a highly respected journal in the area of information science and technology, is sharing in their latest issue, a selection of papers presented at the 9th conference of Academic Publishing in Europe earlier in 2014, combined with a selection of papers of the 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing mid-year in Greece. For anyone working in the field of Library Information Science, this issue is relevant and available in open access.

Having highly valued content available for review and research is critical. Finding that data fast and easy is also important. That happens with solid indexing against a strong taxonomy. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

The Powerful Metadata

December 15, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

Metadata and traditional (somewhat archaic) snail mail are not things that you normally think of together. The United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations. This interesting news came from the blog Lawfare, and their post, “Will Anyone Care About the Postal Service’s Metadata Program.”

Don’t panic, this was not 50,000 requests to open people’s mail. It is an ongoing accounting of what is on the outside of the envelopes going to someone’s mailbox. It is, in other words, a metadata program. The most significant difference and point to make in this and the NSA’s highly controversial bulk telephone metadata program is that the program is old, very old. This has been going on since the 19th century.

Melody K. Smith

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

Strong Records Management is Required

December 12, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

One Minnesota county is expecting a new records management system to streamline processes and procedures for all county law enforcement and institute a countywide electronic ticketing system. This interesting information came from The Leader out of Minnesota, in their article, “Records management system will make Le Sueur law enforcement more efficient, improve safety.” The system, already in use by neighboring counties and a main city in the county, is expected to prevent redundancies.

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 comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

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

Automation Makes Content Findable

December 12, 2014  
Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, metadata, News

Infolinx System Solutions is integrating Kofax Capture into their enterprise class Infolinx WEB application. This latest integration extends solution functionality by automating and accelerating business processes. The integration will be available as an add-on to all Infolinx WEB editions. This interesting information came from PRWeb in their article, “Infolinx® and Kofax® Partner to Enhance Enterprise Records Management Solution.”

“We are thrilled to partner with a best-in-class provider like Kofax,” said Tim Butler, Infolinx Managing Director. “The integration of our technologies will provide our clients with yet one more tool for managing their ever growing repositories of information.”

Automated operations can reduce and even eliminate manual tasks and processes, and save money. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

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