New Partnership Utilizes Semantic Search

November 20, 2014  
Posted in News, search, semantic

TEAM Asparona announced recently that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Syl Semantics. This new partnership will enable TEAM Asparona to provide Syl Search to their customers. This includes government agencies and commercial organizations with a requirement for advanced search capabilities. This interesting news came from Scoop Business News in their article, “Team Asparona Forms Partnership With Syl Semantics.”

TEAM Asparona’s General Manager Craig Hampson said, “TEAM Asparona was attracted to Syl because of their strong presence in the market. More importantly, however, was the capability for Syl’s semantic search to enhance the ContentWorX offering with advanced ‘findability’. Content management typically focuses on retention of unstructured data but Syl’s semantic search enables effective findability of valuable information, enabling users to be more productive whilst empowering them to make accelerated, well-informed decisions. Ultimately, this will add enormous value to the customer’s investment in ECMS.”

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.

 

Metadata Retention Concerns

November 20, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, search

The proposed changes to telecommunications law in the Australian parliament have some worried and others concerned. Metadata retention, online privacy, and telecommunications industry worries are certainly hot topics, but how important are they to the average Australian? What is the impact on their privacy? We found this information in the Financial Review article,”Data retention: a delicate balancing act.”

The bill would amend a 35-year-old act that prohibits the interception of, or access to, telecommunications without consent, although law enforcement agencies can do so with a warrant. Significant changes in technology have resulted in a need to update the act, especially to manage digital communications and to address national security concerns. Sound familiar?

The bill would require Australian telecommunication companies to retain “metadata” for two years. The bill is specific as to what makes up metadata, and telecommunication companies will have up to two years to implement this scheme. Many of the larger companies already do this. Organizations are constantly facing the challenges of handling data, especially in relation to storage, size, and security.

Melody K. Smith

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

Making Digital Content Findable

November 20, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, search

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) program is planned to consolidate a massive amount of scattered biomedical research data. It was recently announced that the program will include the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, which received a $9.2 million grant. The Times of San Diego brought this news to our attention in their articl.e, “Money Flows to UCSD for ‘Big Data’ Bio-Med Search Engine.”

The NIH announced that a dozen centers for data would be created around the United States. In addition to that exciting news, the Scripps Research Institute and the Scripps Translational Science Institute said they would take part in a center to be established at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

A UCSD-led team plans to develop a strategy for cataloging and indexing biomedical datasets. Dataset indexing is considered a vital step toward being able to build a searchable online digital library.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Web Gets Updated

November 19, 2014  
Posted in News, Standards

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recently published a Recommendation of HTML5. This is the fifth major revision of the format used to build Web pages and applications, and the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform.

Those of us in the world of taxonomies understand the importance of consistency and standards. For application developers and industry, HTML5 represents a set of features that people will be able to rely on for years to come. HTML5 brings to the Web video and audio tracks without needing plugins, among many other things.

“Today we think nothing of watching video and audio natively in the browser, and nothing of running a browser on a phone,” said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. “We expect to be able to share photos, shop, read the news, and look up information anywhere, on any device. Though they remain invisible to most users, HTML5 and the Open Web Platform are driving these growing user expectations.”

Melody K. Smith

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

 

Learn More About SharePoint

November 19, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Do you struggle with finding items that have been stored in Sharepoint? If you are looking for assistance and how to improve access to your internal documents, an upcoming webinar might be just what you are looking for. The free webinar Bringing Order to Chaos: Using SharePoint for Content Management is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Melody K. Smith

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

Following the Lead

November 19, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

Lately, we have discussed digital projects a lot. In today’s increasingly digital world, it is important that the American public has access to all appropriate federal government communications to improve transparency and increase trust. In his first day in office, President Obama signed the memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, calling for a new era of open and accountable government. Yet here we are five years after the president’s commitment, and the government has yet to deliver. Federal Times brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Hybrid records management can enable open government.”

Given that the federal government is the single largest producer of information in the United States, moving towards digital information seems like an obvious route. Though digitization of information does produce a number of benefits, it doesn’t mean that everything should or can be converted to digital. There can be an improved workflow, and a streamlined process can result in an immediate return on investment. Benefits extend beyond cost savings to include stronger integration between departments.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

Call for Papers for IASSIST

November 18, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

There is a call for papers for the next International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) conference in June of 2015. IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences.

The theme of the 2015 conference is Bridging the Data Divide: Data in the International Context. Access to data is a continual challenge, and this conference is facing that fact head-on. Increasing budget concerns have placed strains on governments, universities, and other institutions in the provision of data services.

There are various formats and topics to submit papers on, even pecha kucha style. Review the options and consider contributing to the program.

Melody K. Smith

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

 

 

Age Symbolizes Wisdom

November 18, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

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.” Older articles are being defined as 10 years old or older. I won’t take offense to that.

Recently, some Google employees analyzed the paper, “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Growing Impact of Older Articles,” by Alex Verstak and found the age of citations was 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.

Enhanced Ways to Find Enhanced Data

November 18, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Researchers at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health are building the world’s most comprehensive database describing human and animal pathogens. This big data project will be used to prevent and tackle disease outbreaks around the globe. This interesting information came from Phys.org in their article, “Using ‘Big Data’ approach to map relationships between human and animal diseases.” The Enhanced Infectious Diseases (EID2) database has been developed by the Liverpool University Climate and Infectious Diseases of Animals (LUCINDA) team and is funded by a BBSRC Strategic Tools and Resources Development Fund grant.

EID2 is using openly accessible information in a new way and thereby tracing the history of human and animal diseases to predict the effects of climate change on pathogens and in turn to produce maps showing which diseases are most likely in particular areas and to categorize the complex relationships between human and animal carriers and hosts of numerous pathogens. It will be interesting to watch as it develops and evolves.

Melody K. Smith

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

Searching with Confidence

November 17, 2014  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Nuix recently launched V. 6.0 of its search, e-discovery, and analytics engine. This new version adds new data formats, languages, and operating systems, as well as new ways to group and filter important data types. KMWorld brought this news to our attention in their article, “Data search and analytics from Nuix.”

They also added the ability to search and query live cybersecurity incident response investigations. New Document Navigator filters help to locate relevant information faster by grouping and interrogating important types of data across multiple sources.

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.

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