The Future of Machine Learning

July 3, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, semantic

Machine Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) is one of the latest terms identifying the “sweet spot” for promising technologies and applications of big data analytics. This interesting information came to us from DATAVERSITY in their article, “Improving Big Data Analytics with Machine Learning-as-a-Service.”

Machine learning algorithms on demand via the Cloud have great potential for many areas of work. The first is big data itself. With the predictive capabilities of machine learning, organizations can combine structured data with unstructured data, something that would otherwise take too long to parse with big data sets. Cloud computing makes this the choice for big data, due to the speed and convenience of MLaaS accessibility in the clouds.

These are just a few of the potential benefits. In many ways, machine learning functions at the epicenter for a number of different analytics. Machine learning has a secure place in the future of big data.

Melody K. Smith

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

Database Expansions

July 1, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

EBSCO Information Services and the H.W. Wilson Foundation are taking their partnership to a new level. In 2014, the two organizations created American Doctoral Dissertations. Now the H.W. Wilson Foundation has agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present. This interesting information came from Library Technology in their post, “EBSCO Information Services and the H. W. Wilson Foundation expand efforts to build an Open Dissertations Database.”

According to the H. W. Wilson Foundation President, “The overall vision is to provide a free dissertations product that will be updated continually.”

With any database project, it is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations 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.

Indexing History

June 30, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

In what feels timely but was actually an unplanned juxtaposition of events, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society launches a new project. This comes just days after a gunman claimed nine lives at an historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was built as a result of the abolitionist movement. This interesting news came from the Henry Herald out of Georgia in their article, “Advocates kick-off Freedmen’s Bureau digital indexing project.”

Staying On Top of the Data

June 30, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

The growth of data has taken many by surprise and has impacted how we manage and govern data. We have been seeing new trends like mobile computing, cloud storage, and social media, to name a few. DATAVERSITY brought this news to us in their article, “Smart Data Governance.”

According to TopQuadrant co-founder, CMO, and VP of Professional Services Robert Coyne, “We need to get an understanding of things and maintain that understanding of things. And not just between human beings, but between human beings and the systems in which we all use and interact with.”

This is where smart data comes in. Standards based semantics is central to providing understanding between the machines that actually generate data and those that manage it.

Melody K. Smith

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

Level of Machine Learning

June 30, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, semantic

All four of the top cloud providers — Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM — offer developers the means to build machine learning into their cloud applications. What does this mean, since both machine learning and big data will eventually disappear as separate technology categories and work their way into many different aspects of computing? This interesting topic came to us from DATAVERSITY in their article, “Detecting and Predicting Fraud with Machine Learning.”

Right now, certain uses of machine learning stand out for their immediate gratification. Fraud detection is a perfect example. It addresses an urgent problem that would be impractical to solve if machine learning didn’t exist.

Machine learning depends not only on big data, but on the right data. Cloud infrastructure and integration present a generous amount of compute power for deep learning as well as access to extremely large data sets across an enormous number of domains. What we refer to as big data and machine learning today will tomorrow simply be integrated into the fabric of computing.

Melody K. Smith

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

Data Security in an Ever Changing World

June 29, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Data security is important in any situation, but as the workplace becomes more and more mobile, the challenges in keeping resources secure continue to grow. This interesting information came from The Huffington Post’s Business Blog in their post, “Managing Security in a Changing Workforce.

According to the United States Census Bureau, 35% or 13.4 million workers worked from home in 2010. Just imagine what that number looks like in 2015. Corporations continue to recognize the many associated benefits that come with telecommuting – improved employee satisfaction, reduced absenteeism, and increased productivity, to name a few.

Data breaches continue to be reported every day as security standards and risks are ever changing. It has never been more important to hire and retain proactive information technology professionals who stay abreast of telework and security trends.

Melody K. Smith

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

Growing with Technology

June 26, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, semantic

Amazon has changed its customer reviews system in the United States. A new machine-learning platform has been developed in-house to surface newer and more helpful reviews. DATAVERSITY brought this news to our attention in their article, “Amazon Is Improving Its Review System With Machine Learning.”

This new system apparently can learn to predict which reviews are likely to be most helpful to customers. The new system will give more weight to newer reviews, reviews from verified Amazon purchasers, and those that customers vote as being more helpful.

Machine learning depends on the right data. What we refer to as big data and machine learning today will simply be integrated into the fabric of computing tomorrow.

Melody K. Smith

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

Making Content Findable

June 26, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, semantic, Taxonomy

Linguamatics is expanding its natural language processing-based text mining platform to accommodate easier access to full-text articles. PR Newswire brought this latest news to our attention in their article, “Linguamatics Expands Cloud Text Mining Platform to Include Full-Text Articles.”

Researchers can now create sets of full-text XML articles from more than 4,000 peer-reviewed journals produced by over 25 scientific, technical, and medical publishers, and automatically make them available for text mining in I2E.

Even with semantic technology power, information management for any type of business is critical for fast, easy, and comprehensive findability. One key way to ensure this is through a solid taxonomy, based on standards, built by someone with years of experience in the field. 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 taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

Finding Critical Information

June 25, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search, semantic

There is a lot going on in health care on the national level these days. Between the Affordable Care Act and the ICD-10 coding classification transition alone, the federal government’s chief health information officer, Michael McCoy, M.D., is a busy guy. But what is on his mind? What are his concerns? Health Leader’s Media brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Population Health Priorities from ONC’s Own Dr. McCoy.”

Population health. Dr. McCoy and Health and Human Services (HHS) have several big picture projects that focus on the greater health of our country’s citizens. One of them includes semantic interoperability. The ability to gather large amounts of quality data is dependent on having the right information about the individuals. Semantic technology applies natural language processing to be sure of the meaning.

Natural language processing presents solutions for handling structured and unstructured data to achieve the ultimate in findability. Information being findable is also 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.

Protecting the Data

June 25, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Data security is a concern for everyone, including the federal government. A recent survey of 150 federal workers involved with records management indicated that the majority of respondents were “confident” that their agency’s records weren’t at risk, and an even larger portion of records management professionals were “very confident”. This interesting news came from Fierce Content Management in their article, “Federal records hack underscores overconfidence in records management policies.”

It is good that so many are confident in the security of their data. However, it is believed that the cybersecurity market is one of the fastest growing, and that gives pause to those in charge of protecting the data.

Data security is important. So is access to data. 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.

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