Google Leadership Shuffle

February 5, 2016  
Posted in News, search

Looking for a new job? Amit Singhal, Alphabet/Google’s senior vice president of search is retiring. This interesting news came to us from Seeking Alpha in their article, “Google’s search chief leaving; shares sell off day after post-earnings gains.”

Singhal’s last day is scheduled to be February 26, 2016. John Giannandrea, an engineering vice president currently in charge of Google’s A.I./machine learning efforts has apparently been tapped to replace Singhal. Search isn’t the only part or even the largest part of Google anymore, but it is the biggest profit creator for the technology giant.

In Singhal’s farewell message, he states, “Now is a good time to make this important life change. Things are in amazing shape. Search is stronger than ever, and will only get better in the hands of an outstanding set of senior leaders who are already running the show day-to-day.”

Melody K. Smith

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

 

Digging Deep into Hierarchy

February 5, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

Understanding polyhierarchy within taxonomies can be a challenge, but not an insurmountable one. This interesting information came from Heather Hedden’s blog, The Accidental Taxonomist, in the post titled, “Polyhierarchy in the SharePoint Term Store.”

Polyhierarchy means a taxonomy term has more than one broader term or parent term. In a traditional hierarchical taxonomy structure, a term has one broader term (unless it is the top term, in which case it has no broader term) and multiple narrower terms.

That seems clear as….mud? It may appear to the user that the term is duplicated in different locations in the taxonomy, but this duplication is in appearances only, because it is the same term.

Hedden does a great job of digging into this topic and helping even the newest of newbies get a good grasp of the subject.

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.

Finding the Data

February 5, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News, search

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.

Innovation Conference Opportunity

February 4, 2016  
Posted in News

A different kind of conference opportunity is available to you. CDO Vision is the place to get informed perspective on leading your organization’s Data Strategy in this complex world.

Succeeding with your Data Strategy demands a balance between innovation, opportunity, complexity and agility. It requires due attention to internal governance and risk management, as well as externalities of rapid technological change and business opportunities.

Data Strategy, Leadership & Innovation are the billed selling points for this conference. It is scheduled for April 19-20, 2016 in San Diego, CA.

Featured speakers range from Brian Crook from Verbe Mobile with his session – “Big Data to Fast Data to Smart Data” to Cortnie Abercrombie from IBM talking about “What CEOs Really Want From CDOs – And How to Deliver on It.”

Learn more and register here.

Melody K. Smith

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

Fighting for Copyrights

February 4, 2016  
Posted in News

Earlier this week a multitude of authors, publishers, rights organizations, and copyright experts from around the world filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the Authors Guild’s petition asking the Court to hear its case that Google must be held accountable for digitally copying millions of copyrighted books without permission or payment. This interesting news came to us from PR Newswire in their article, “Bestselling Authors And Rights Groups Support Authors Guild In Asking Supreme Court To Review Google Ruling.”

One month ago the nation’s largest and oldest society of professional writers – the Guild – filed a petition asking the Court to review a Second Circuit court ruling in its decade-old copyright infringement case against Google. The tech giant copied 20 million books from libraries and other institutions in exchange for offering them a digital copy in return—but without seeking permission from authors. At least four million of those books were protected by copyright.

The briefs submitted today cite a broad range of facts, case law and precedent to support their positions. The Supreme Court is expected to decide this spring if it will hear the case.

Melody K. Smith

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

Technology in Publishing Moves Forward

February 4, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News, Technology

Ringgold has announced that the 4.18 release of ScholarOne Manuscripts is now integrated in the Identify Database as an institutional authority file. Ringgold brought this news to our attention in their article, “ScholarOne Manuscripts now features Ringgold’s Identify Database for institutional affiliations.”

A simple user interface enables ScholarOne’s robust application to enforce accuracy standards for the institutional affiliations of authors, contributors, reviewers, and editors. Users can select the correct institution from an Identify-populated search, embedding the Ringgold Identifier and Institution Name into the manuscript metadata and user profile. This feature is now active for all 6,400 journals served by ScholarOne Manuscripts.

All ScholarOne publishers will benefit from authoritative affiliation data, and the enhanced ability to share data across the journal ecosystem.

Melody K. Smith

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

Objective Machine Learning – Is it possible?

February 3, 2016  
Posted in News, semantic, Technology

Machine learning technology has changed the opinion that machines and computers are cold and calculating. They have personalities and assumptions – but with all the semantic technology advances involved, are they as biased as humans? DATAVERSITY brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Big Data Analytics: Do Machines Have Biases?

They take a certain amount of input and produce a desired result based on their programming. You have to remember who is doing the programming. This idea has only become more pronounced as big data analytics has entered the mainstream, and while most will still think machines are unbiased, this may be a misconception.

Most experts tend to think that using more data is a significant benefit since more data means the elimination of biases. With more information, there’s a more stringent process of filtering out data that might be slanted. When it comes to analytics, the trend is to adopt machine learning algorithms. Basically, these are algorithms that tell a machine how to learn in order to come up with new solutions. This isn’t a recipe, where ingredients are put in and a clear product comes out on the other end. Machine learning is a process, where two different machines could come up with two radically different ways to solve a problem or produce a result. Essentially, machine learning is the next step toward artificial intelligence.

Melody K. Smith

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

Finding Knowledge

February 3, 2016  
Posted in News, search

Knowledge in medical research is quite possibly the most valuable part. As medical research becomes more and more specialized and the scientific community’s understanding of the human body has increased, it has become an information explosion. EurekAlert brought this interesting information to us in their article, “A cure for medical researchers’ big data headache.”

However, it has also created some fragmentation of that information. With thousands of new articles being published by medical journals every day, developments that could make a difference to medicine’s global body of knowledge and ultimately, patient care, often go unnoticed.

For the past five years a data scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been working with health data and the high-performance computing resources of ORNL’s Compute and Data Environment for Science (CADES) to improve health care in the United States. His most recent success, called Oak Ridge Graph Analytics for Medical Innovation (ORiGAMI), supplies researchers with an advanced data tool for literature-based discovery that has the potential to accelerate medical research and discovery.

Melody K. Smith

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

Name of the Game

February 3, 2016  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

For the average reader, details like hyphens may seem irrelevant to the content and overall message. But those in the taxonomy field understand all too well how important details can be in classifying data and retrieving it easily. Making content findable is the name of the game. This interesting information came from jboyd.net the post, “Aves—A Taxonomy in Flux.”

The author talks about stylistic considerations, which in some circles is like talking about politics. No one will ever agree on one method. For example, gray vs. grey or hyphens to break up words for scanning efficiency. We just have to accept the fact that they will not always look the same, but they will be pronounced the same.

The International Ornithological Congress (IOC) maintains the IOC World Bird List and they are a good example of having accommodations for the English names of birds. This approach extends beyond the world of birds.

Melody K. Smith

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

New Partnership Increases Access

February 2, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

A new strategic alliance was recently announced between Artstor and ITHAKA. This new partnership will benefit thousands of colleges, universities, schools, museums, and other educational institutions. This interesting information came to us from Library Technology in their article, “Alliance will enhance access to multimedia digital resources to support education and research.”

Artstor, JSTOR and ITHAKA were all created as mission-driven nonprofit organizations with initial support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Now together, they will be better able to collaborate in developing new tools and in taking advantage of core capabilities.

JSTOR was established in 1997 and merged with Ithaka in 2009, after which the combined entity was renamed “ITHAKA”. JSTOR is a cloud-based library where scholars, students and the public can access thousands of journals, books, images and other primary source content, as well as tools that promote research, teaching and sharing.

Melody K. Smith

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

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