Crosses All Trends

November 17, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

Records management is coming out of the closet and embracing technology as it marches into the future. It has been viewed as an administrative requirement, afterthought, and cumbersome task for quite some time. Now the value of records management is finally being recognized. KMWorld brought this news to our attention in their article, “Records management: an expanding role.”

This doesn’t mean that it is a mastered art as of yet. There are learning curves and challenges with cloud-based information and the always changing social media content.

In contrast to paper records, as regulators are fully aware, even what are deemed the final versions of digital records are subject to manipulation, particularly if those records contain data that is contrary to a company’s compliance requirements.

The important factor of digital indexing is consistency, and what provides consistency? Standards. 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.

Google and Health Care?

November 14, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Google’s latest adventure could change health care and medicine as well as add a whole new avenue of work. Google’s Head of Life Sciences, Andrew Conrad, recently announced that the company is building a nanoparticle platform that could one day be used to continuously measure a person’s health through ingestible nanoparticles. Gigaom brought this interesting news to us in their article, “After indexing all the things, Google now wants to go into your bloodstream.”

Indexing just took on a whole new meaning. Without mentioning anyone specifically, Conrad did say that Google wants to partner with others to make this nano platform commercially available. Google would leave all the data capturing and the cooperation with doctors and healthcare providers to those partners. Google’s role would be more like GE, which also doesn’t own everyone’s MRI, but simply is behind the technology powering MRI machines.

Melody K. Smith

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

Metadata is Timeless

November 14, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

Metadata and snail mail are not things that you normally think of together. The United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations. This interesting news came from the blog, Lawfare, and their post, “Will Anyone Care About the Postal Service’s Metadata Program.”

It is important to note that this is not 50,000 requests to open people’s mail. It is basically an ongoing accounting of what is on the outside of the envelopes going to someone’s mailbox. It is, in other words, a metadata program. The most significant difference and point to make in this and the NSA’s highly controversial bulk telephone metadata program is that the program is old, very old. This has been going on since the 19th century.

Melody K. Smith

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

Identifying New Life

November 14, 2014  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

After all these years, decades, and centuries of scientific investigation, new living organisms are still being discovered and identified. The hope that new life brings as other animal species are becoming extinct brings hope. At least twelve new species of butterflies/moths have been identified recently.

This may not be the normal news story we report on daily, but it certainly falls into the world and art of taxonomies. We found this news on Butterflies and Moths of North America. Taxonomy is the science of classification, and in this case, of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships.

To achieve quality taxonomies that enable findability, it has never been more important to approach knowledge organization based on accepted and shared standards. 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.

The Power of Data

November 13, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

Data is gold to most organizations. It is also a driver of innovation and creativity. Data has led to greater empathy and personalization. Data in digital is optimizing users’ experience and information architecture. Data is a rock star, if used appropriately. The Drum brought this news to us in their article, “Data vs creativity? Data should be a huge tool in the ongoing fight against mediocrity.”

Information being findable is the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable – making data 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.

Hands-on Learners Unite

November 13, 2014  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

Some people learn better when they are hands-on with a project. If that is the case for you, then this interesting and humorous exercise from The Biology Corner just might interest you. Projected into year 2525, it takes you through the projected and hypothetical plants and organisms that could exist after 500 years of evolution. The Taxonomy Project asks you to classify these organisms. This just might be an attempt to teach the principles of biological taxonomy from a different perspective. Or it might just be a diversion exercise. Either way, it is interesting.

Developing a taxonomy or classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the taxonomy subject area. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. If you are looking for a assistance, you 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.

Thesaurus of Energy

November 13, 2014  
Posted in News

The INIS (International Nuclear Information System) Thesaurus is a valuable and useful product used by the INIS Secretariat and Member States to index documents for input into the INIS Collection and to facilitate information retrieval for global users of the collection. This interesting information came from the Informational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in their article, “INIS Thesaurus latest developments.”

By continually updating, it is able to stay abreast of new developments in terminology of nuclear science and technology. As of May 2013, the INIS Thesaurus included 30,822 terms and had been translated into eight languages. New terms from all areas of nuclear science and technology are proposed by Member States and the INIS Secretariat and approved by the Google based Thesaurus Advisory Group.

Developing a taxonomy or classification system organized into conceptually similar categories can help users gain a better understanding of the taxonomy subject area. How the content is classified impacts the findability of your data. Professionals should always 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.

Preserving Language in Thesauri

November 12, 2014  
Posted in News

New thesauri seem to appear every day. The latest is unique for a variety of reasons. A new online thesaurus for Gaelic speakers interested in the historical environment has been created, with more than 4,000 terms included. This comes as part of the effort to promote Gaelic in as many areas of Scottish life as possible. The Herald Scotland brought this news to us in their article “Past brought to life via Gaelic web thesaurus.”

Terminology relating to areas such as architecture, archaeology and history as well as place names for many historical sites is featured. One example includes the English term “gallows mound,” a natural or man-made earth mound on which a gallows was erected for executions. In Gaelic it is Cnoc a’Chrochadair.

The initiative is a joint project by Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, with financial support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the statutory language development agency, as part of an effort to save Gaelic from extinction as a relevant living language.

Melody K. Smith

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

Tight Records Management Needed

November 12, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Quality records management is key for any organization: hospitals, schoolseven prisons.

A U.S. Department of Justice review found that inadequate records management, poor communication, and improperly trained staff were to blame for miscalculations of sentences and the premature release of inmates. In June, it was discovered that the Department had miscalculated the sentences of more than 700 inmates, more than 200 of whom were released too early. This interesting information came from The Journal Star in their article, “Federal report blames record administrator for prison release errors.”

A strong document management system integrates records management, which allows seamless compliance with records retention guidelines. Any records management system requires 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 such comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

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

Empowering Your Data

November 12, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

Concept Searching is addressing the business and technology challenges of migration, security, records management, and information governance through new add-on software to its already existing Smart Content Framework. conceptTaxonomyWorkflow serves as a strategic tool, managing enterprise metadata to drive business processes at both the operational and tactical levels. PRWeb brought this news to us in their article, “Concept Searching Taxonomy Workflow Tool solving Migration, Security, and Records Management Challenges.”

By providing administrators with the ability to independently manage access, information, information rights, and policy within business units and functional areas, it eliminates the need for IT support or access to enterprise-wide servers.

How your 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.

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