Intern Opportunities

July 31, 2015  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

As we strive to be as helpful as possible to those in the fields of taxonomy, indexing, ontology, etc., we are excited to share career opportunities that we find with our readers. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is always good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are evolving.

Today’s opportunity is for an intern. So if you are looking to launch your career, this might be for you.

AOL out of Boston is looking for a Text Analysis Intern to do editorial work to ensure data correctness in a taxonomy of over two million subjects. Due to the new products and increased demand, the current four person taxonomy team is looking for two interns to contribute to the ongoing efforts in expanding taxonomy coverage. Click here for more information and/or to apply.

Melody K. Smith

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

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.

Learn How to Increase Findability

July 29, 2015  
Posted in indexing, News, search

Enterprise Search & Discovery is holding their annual summit in Washington D.C. on November 3-5, 2015. This year’s theme is “Delivering on the Promise of Search.”

This event is a good opportunity to learn about new technologies, next generation information access, and interesting approaches to search and discovery.

Who should attend the Enterprise Search & Discovery conference?  IT managers, information & knowledge architects, compliance and legal officers, and content managers for sure. But everyone has the opportunity to learn at this event.

Register today and take advantage of the early bird pricing.

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.

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 Chicken or the Egg?

July 29, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic, Technology

We often think of a computer as the laborious mechanism under or on our desk that provides access to our information sources and the sometimes lifelike mechanism we can blame for all things gone awry. There are always those who believe that computers will take over for humans in the far (and not so far) future. In fact, that has already taken place. DATAVERSITY brought this topic to us in their article, “How Cognitive Computing is Changing What a “Computer” Is.”

Adrienne Lafrance recently wrote for The Atlantic on the topic of cognitive computing: “People used to be computers. That is, for hundreds of years, computing was the work of humans, and very often women. Then, in the mid-20th century, machines began to take on the bulk of computing work, and the definition of “computer” changed.”

So if a computer becomes much more like a human being in the sense that it integrates data and can make decisions, it might be coming full circle.

Melody K. Smith

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

Improving Search Results Never Ceases

July 28, 2015  
Posted in indexing, News, search, semantic, Term lists

JSTOR Labs projects have begun utilizing more article-specific terms, or keywords. For example, in both Understanding Shakespeare and Classroom Readings, you’ll find keywords underneath article titles, separated by vertical pipes. This interesting topic came from the JSTOR blog post, “Labs’ No-Longer-Secret Ingredient: the JSTOR Thesaurus.

JSTOR has content across virtually all of the academic disciplines from hundreds of different publishers. They have been working on a way of classifying all of that disparate content in a consistent way. This obviously would allow the user to better find the content that they’re looking for.

One of those ways is utilizing the JSTOR Thesaurus, a semantic index, or a rules-based hierarchal list of terms. Currently there are over 57 thousand terms in the Thesaurus, but they never stop adding, editing and adjusting terms, as well as the rules they operate under.

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.

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