Engaging Your Content

October 31, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

Traditional records management has failed to meet the challenges of the digital era. Records management has to reach beyond the paper and move into the realm of true information governance. While records management has created a secure, centralized repository for documents with an audit trail, tracking and workflows, it still lacks the ease and efficiency of comprehensive search. This interesting information came from Search Content Management in their article, “Records management must evolve into retention management, expert says.”

It is no longer just about storing content, it is about interacting with the data. This is made easier with a solid taxonomy that makes your content findable – easily and thoroughly. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Dets on Data

October 31, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Big Data Working Group recently released the Big Data Taxonomy Report, a report to help decision makers understand and navigate the myriad choices within the big data designation. This interesting news came from ABC-27 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in their article, “Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Big Data Taxonomy Report.”

There are those that would argue it isn’t a true taxonomy, but if it is helpful in understanding big data, then it is still useful. This is a case of a taxonomy created for the purpose of conveying understanding of a knowledge domain. And it certainly needs some understanding. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created. Did you know that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone? The issues of storing, computing, security, privacy, and analytics are all magnified by the velocity, volume, and variety of big data. So all the help it can get is appreciated.

Melody K. Smith

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

Contradictory Classification

October 30, 2014  
Posted in News

In a series that features various resources with specific interests, this particular one caught our interest and sense of irony. It provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, both in text format and through a Web search program. This interesting and slightly humorous information came from The Ancient World Online in their blog post, “TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists.” The irony comes from the title. It feels very oxymoronic.

Where possible, links are given with articles of which the full text or an abstract is available online. The project began to archive current tables of contents in 1992, and now contains nearly 200 journals, and over 75,000 articles, in a database at Toronto. In addition, the Louvain mirror site archives much additional material for some of the journals before 1992. Searches of all data can be made at both sites.

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.

 

 

Working with Ontologies

October 30, 2014  
Posted in News, ontology

Digirati and the Semantic Web Company (SWC) are joining together in a new services initiative to deliver semantic publishing solutions for specialist online publishers. The new partnership will bring solutions to managing traditional content managed websites and portals by creating a higher level of content findability. This interesting news was found on PR.com in their article, “Digirati and Semantic Web Company Innovate Semantic Publishing.”

John Baker, CEO and Founder of Digirati, said, “We are seeing a new type of requirement from many of our customers; they want to think about ontology first and then deliver content dynamically based on what they have defined. By utilizing the latest semantic technologies such as those delivered by SWC’s product suite we hope to demonstrate new possibilities in this area.”

Ontologies and other controlled vocabularies help ensure that 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.

Marathon Indexing Project

October 30, 2014  
Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, metadata, News

AMCAD has started working on a document management project with Arizona’s Pinal County Clerk of the Superior Court. The plan is to scan and index approximately five million images in six months’ time. This monumental task is part of a larger long-term records management strategy for the Clerk of the Superior Court. Upon completion, they will eliminate thousands of square feet of files and shelving. The digitization project will enhance security and improve access by the court and public. This interesting information came from Broadway World in their article, “AMCAD Begins Work Under Critical Document Management Contract With Arizona’s  Pinal County Clerk of the Superior Court.”

Considering the mammoth amount of data available, both digital and non-digital, the benefits to going digital go beyond access and findability. It is all about preserving data.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Right Data, Not Just More Data

October 29, 2014  
Posted in News, semantic

Legal entity identifiers are a form of semantic data. The lack of legal entity identifiers is partly at fault for the failure of investment banking firms in 2008 and after. The vital data was lacking when crucial business decisions needed to be made by organizations. Accessing risk exposure was compromised and the fallout was harsh. Search Data Management brought this news to our attention in their article, “Legal entity identifier, other semantic data mean better governance.”

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.

 

Auto, Not Magic

October 29, 2014  
Posted in Autoindexing, News

However helpful auto-classification or auto-indexing is to the world of making content findable, it is important to remember that there is a massive amount of work being done prior and in the background to make the “auto” be auto. This interesting topic came from the blog post, “Jet Packs, Cars That Drive Themselves, and Autoclassification” from Earley & Associates.

I cringe every time I hear someone blame something on a computer and lament how much worse our lives are because of them. I admit this normally comes from my parents, but stand in any department store checkout and you will hear it as well. I want to remind these people that a computer only does what a human has programmed it to do. Auto-classification technology provides stellar performance when applied in the correct environments and given enough context.

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

Squeezing Out Every Drop of Space

October 29, 2014  
Posted in News, storage

If your data is growing like everyone else’s, you are having a space issues. Maybe it is time to look to the clouds for unlimited space and other benefits. This interesting thought was found on Cloud Tweaks in their article, “The New Wave On The Cloud: Object Based Storage.”

Storage technology has progressed to handle object based storage better than ever before. Object based storage is beneficial for large companies, but this innovative technology is now being made available to small to mid-size companies trying to cope with growing data needs.

When it comes to storage, access to data is important. 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.

Ontologies Can Enhance the Search Process

October 28, 2014  
Posted in News, ontology, search, semantic

SemantiCz™ v2.0 has been released, with new features that help generate relationships with precise, subject-specific contextual accuracy. Users will be able to manage multiple versions of domain-specific ontologies and vocabularies in various languages, as well as extract relationships from content, specifically predicates, using advanced text mining algorithms. This interesting information came from ThomasNet in their article, “Content Enrichment Solution delivers contextual accuracy.”

Ontologies in semantic enrichment can bring better enrichment of domain-intensive content. By using subject matter experts (SMEs) who are experienced in curating the triples extracted by the platform, SemantiCz users will be able to handle a wide range of subject domains based on its proprietary engine and Scope’s experience in building taxonomies.

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. Professionals should look for an experienced builder of solid standards-based taxonomies to associate content for appropriate machine-assisted indexing. Access Innovations has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies for academic publishers, and can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

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

Feline in the Fedora

October 28, 2014  
Posted in News, Term lists

We all know Roget as the word man, but he clearly was one brilliant man who loved all sorts of things, words among them. Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet captured that in their latest release, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. The authors’ approach presents Roget’s lifelong passion for word lists as well as much more. She communicates just why such lists are so worthwhile by having Roget answer his mother’s questions with a single word and then mull over what better ones there might be. This playful and interesting information came from the blog, Educating Alice, in their post, “Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet’s The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus.” Like me, the author of this particular blog post loves word and word play.

This book review easily convinced me to put this particular selection in my virtual shopping cart, regardless of the fact that it was intended for children. So was Dr. Seuss, and I doubt anyone wants to challenge me on the quality of that writing.

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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