Sharing the Knowledge

March 27, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

Information professionals are often the last people brought onto projects involving digital asset management (DAM) teams and other project teams. Why is this? They bring a perspective that connects everyone’s interest and investment in the final outcome. They can remove themselves from the territory problems and turf wars by asking the important and simple questions, like “What are you trying to do?” CMS Wire brought this news to our attention in their article, “Library Science, Not Library Silence.”

Information professionals bring power and knowledge to the table. For example, let’s look at the taxonomy. Who else will know where to start? Their perspective is informed, educated, and skilled. And that is just the beginning. Don’t overlook the experts on any project.

Melody K. Smith

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

Last Week for Taxonomy Boot Camp Proposals

March 26, 2015  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

Taxonomy Boot Camp is the only conference dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, products, and development of taxonomies. You have the opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge, and to work with taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies, content labeling systems, and other mechanisms for organizing information at this one-of-a-kind boutique learning and networking event.

Taxonomies are powerful tools used by a wide range of professionals, from marketers to data scientists, for solving diverse problems from navigation to product information management. Don’t delay, submit your proposal prior to Friday, March 27, 2015.

Taxonomies are a critical part of the information architecture. They make your information work. From novice taxonomist to seasoned ontologist, Taxonomy Boot Camp offers something of interest for everyone.

Melody K. Smith

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

Classification Goes Mobile

March 26, 2015  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

Softonic has acquired AppCrawlr, the intelligent semantic-based app search engine that lets users find apps using contextual search. This interesting information came from Mobile World Live in their article, “Softonic looks to improve app discovery through AppCrawlr acquisition.”

AppCrawlr’s semantic app search technology automatically identifies and builds tens of thousands of categories to classify apps, and allows users to search for apps by either describing who they are, what they want to achieve, or the app features they need.

Classifying apps? Like a taxonomy?

Classification takes on many different styles and approaches. True taxonomies can help manage big data by providing a solid standards-based taxonomy to index against. The results are comprehensive and consistent search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies because of consistency.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Impact on Our Lives

March 26, 2015  
Posted in News

Social media impacts communication, marketing, and news – to name just a few of the obvious areas. A recent survey report issued by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project indicates that the internet and social media are integral to the arts in America. This interesting information came to our attention from All Things Strings in their article, “New Survey Finds Digital Media is a Powerful Tool But Also a Mixed Blessing for Arts Organizations.”

Digital technologies, including websites and social media, are having a major impact on arts organizations, but the survey also found that digital technologies are a mixed blessing, contributing to attention-span problems, providing unfiltered criticism of programming, and consuming valuable staff time.

In the half glass full realm, digital technology, the internet, and social media are also giving arts organizations new ways to promote events and engage with audiences.

Melody K. Smith

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

Creating a Collaborative Environment

March 25, 2015  
Posted in News

Extensis has released their modular digital asset management (DAM) system, Extensis Portfolio, with promises of transforming the user experience. This interesting news came from Market Wired in their article, “Extensis Releases New Modular Digital Asset Management System.”

Portfolio’s end user experience is supposedly matched by the administrative functionality. Portfolio holds millions of assets in one catalog or several, allowing the solution to be used by multiple departments.

Digital assets are becoming a key part of the data stored and requiring findability. Vendors are working hard to improve the usability of their DAM systems. The end goal is to help users improve creativity, collaboration, communications, and overall workflow.

Melody K. Smith

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

Not All Systems Are Equal

March 25, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, search

It may be possible that analytics engines could now take what was once the area of e-discovery and make effective enterprise search a reality across all company information. Search Content Management brought this news to our attention in their article, “How analytics engines could — finally — relieve enterprise search pain.”

This may not seem like amazingly exciting news, but I am sure the legal departments in organizations will be happy to hear this. 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.

Among Good Company

March 25, 2015  
Posted in Access Insights, News, Technology

TEMIS joins the prestigious list of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management. KMWorld made their annual announcement recently as they recognized the top industry influencers in content, document, and knowledge management. This information came to us from Bio IT World in their article, “TEMIS Named to KMWorld’s 2015 List of “100 Companies that Matter In Knowledge Management”.”

This was the 15th edition of the list that is compiled by KM practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors, and their customers and colleagues.

Access Innovations was also included in this prestigious list. For a full list of the Top 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management, click here.

Melody K. Smith

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

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

March 24, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

Australians fear that their government isn’t capable of handling their personal information, despite a new law not yet implemented that is intended to stop terrorism. This interesting news came from the Financial Review in their article,”Poll shows Australians not sold on data retention.”

The government has that said the increased powers are necessary tools in the battle against terrorism and crimes being organized online. Based on a recent survey, Australians do not agree and do not trust their personal data in the government’s hands.

The survey sought to test how well Australians understand the stated scope of the legislation, as well as to gauge views on the broader implications of the government’s new powers.

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.

Real Learning, Real Intelligence

March 24, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic, Technology

It can be confusing. The terms semantic technology, natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are often used together and sometimes interchangeably. This interesting information came from DATAVERSITY in their article, “A Look Into the Future of Machine Learning.”

Artificial intelligence attempts to understand how our brain accomplishes what seem to us as menial tasks. There have been a few highlights of success, but in very limited and controlled settings.

David Karger, a professor of Computer Science at MIT, recently wrote on Forbes, “I think that the long-term future of machine learning is very bright (and that we will ultimately solve AI [artificial intelligence], although that’s a separate issue from ML [machine learning]).”

Artificial intelligence has the potential to become a monster business. In the next decade, our software’s ability to interact with the wide world around it, rather than simply produce a carefully structured and sterilized representation of that world, may be what makes or breaks business models.

Melody K. Smith

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

Where Does Your Data Come From?

March 20, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News

Wearable data devices have evolved way past the frustratingly inaccurate pedometers of the 1990s. Newer devices no longer just count steps (accurately, I might add), they monitor heart rates and sleep efficiency, and can nag you about your diet, if you so choose. Some devices are even adding other capabilities, like the ability to send tweets, read messages, and make purchases. DATAVERSITY brought this news to our attention in their article, “Big Data Insights from Wearable Tech.”

The data collected by these wearable devices reveal a lot of information about the users, and, as you can imagine, companies want their hands on it. The possibilities are endless in the user-specific marketing world once that data has been acquired on personal fitness trends and ways people like to exercise.

Data is key to making these connections. Managing that data in a way it is useable and findable is important.

Melody K. Smith

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

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