Governing on the Run

February 9, 2016  
Posted in Business strategy, metadata, News

The investments made by businesses in information governance and security, and embracing three new data classifications could prove beneficial in 2016. As devices are used for increasingly complex processes, data becomes more vulnerable to loss. Tech Target brought this news to us in their article, “New data classifications vital to information governance and security.

Information technology and security executives are developing comprehensive mobile data security plans and implementing stronger technology solutions. Governance challenges continue to grow as more employers adopt processes that allow mobile devices to perform work tasks. Workers no longer use devices to just check emails and their calendars, they have become not just a part of their every day life, they are used for increasingly complex processes. Unfortunately this means data becomes more vulnerable to loss.

Melody K. Smith

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

Using Semantics in Governance

February 9, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News

Data governance requires a standards-based, semantic approach. Datanami brought us this information in their article, “A Semantic Approach to Big Data Governance.”

Big data is responsible for bringing organizations to the realization that the practical value of semantics enable them to maintain and improve governance principles over unruly unstructured and semi-structured data.

Semantic technologies play a pivotal role in a key aspect of governance—denoting common terms and definitions that are either used across business units or across the enterprise itself. Vocabularies enhanced by taxonomies can augment those definitions while filling out a repository of such terms by clarifying their meanings and the numerous points of differentiation in spelling and references for a common definition.

Semantic technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning continue to evolve and be used in a variety of applications. It has never been more important to have someone with the expertise and knowledge handling your content, developing your taxonomies, and making your information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

12th Annual Data Harmony Users Group – This Week!

February 8, 2016  
Posted in Access Insights, News

The 2016 Data Harmony Users Group (DHUG) meeting begins this week. It is both an exciting and busy time of the year here at Access Innovations and the 2016 gathering is going to be the best year yet.

As usual, DHUG will bring our fantastic users together in one place for a few days of networking, training, and discovery. Wondering who will be speaking this year? Get a snapshot here – Looking Forward to DHUG – and here – Part Deux.

Watch for some recaps on daily events and highlights here on TaxoDiary. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook pages — Access Innovations and Access Integrity — for some photos and “live” coverage. “Like” us while you are there to stay up to date with all the products.

Melody K. Smith

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

Deep Learning’s Role for the Future

February 8, 2016  
Posted in News, semantic

Deep learning is considered a key part of data science. But what exactly is deep learning? This interesting information came from DATAVERSITY in their article, “Big Data, Open Data, and Deep Learning.

Deep learning is part of a broader and more common term – machine learning. It is based on a set of algorithms that attempt to model high-level abstractions in data by using multiple processing layers with complex structures. It includes methods based on learning representations of data. As data becomes increasingly more important, the largest organizations are rapidly investing in deep learning. It is considered to be so vital to future technologies that many are sharing their own results and discoveries with the public.

Google Brain, Google’s Deep Learning branch, understands just how important deep learning is to innovation. Deep learning has played a huge role at Google in the recent past, including Voice Search. Machine learning enthusiasts are solving real and interesting problems with deep learning techniques.

Melody K. Smith

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

Google Leadership Shuffle

February 5, 2016  
Posted in News, search

Looking for a new job? Amit Singhal, Alphabet/Google’s senior vice president of search is retiring. This interesting news came to us from Seeking Alpha in their article, “Google’s search chief leaving; shares sell off day after post-earnings gains.”

Singhal’s last day is scheduled to be February 26, 2016. John Giannandrea, an engineering vice president currently in charge of Google’s A.I./machine learning efforts has apparently been tapped to replace Singhal. Search isn’t the only part or even the largest part of Google anymore, but it is the biggest profit creator for the technology giant.

In Singhal’s farewell message, he states, “Now is a good time to make this important life change. Things are in amazing shape. Search is stronger than ever, and will only get better in the hands of an outstanding set of senior leaders who are already running the show day-to-day.”

Melody K. Smith

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

 

Digging Deep into Hierarchy

February 5, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

Understanding polyhierarchy within taxonomies can be a challenge, but not an insurmountable one. This interesting information came from Heather Hedden’s blog, The Accidental Taxonomist, in the post titled, “Polyhierarchy in the SharePoint Term Store.”

Polyhierarchy means a taxonomy term has more than one broader term or parent term. In a traditional hierarchical taxonomy structure, a term has one broader term (unless it is the top term, in which case it has no broader term) and multiple narrower terms.

That seems clear as….mud? It may appear to the user that the term is duplicated in different locations in the taxonomy, but this duplication is in appearances only, because it is the same term.

Hedden does a great job of digging into this topic and helping even the newest of newbies get a good grasp of the subject.

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.

Finding the Data

February 5, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News, search

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.

Innovation Conference Opportunity

February 4, 2016  
Posted in News

A different kind of conference opportunity is available to you. CDO Vision is the place to get informed perspective on leading your organization’s Data Strategy in this complex world.

Succeeding with your Data Strategy demands a balance between innovation, opportunity, complexity and agility. It requires due attention to internal governance and risk management, as well as externalities of rapid technological change and business opportunities.

Data Strategy, Leadership & Innovation are the billed selling points for this conference. It is scheduled for April 19-20, 2016 in San Diego, CA.

Featured speakers range from Brian Crook from Verbe Mobile with his session – “Big Data to Fast Data to Smart Data” to Cortnie Abercrombie from IBM talking about “What CEOs Really Want From CDOs – And How to Deliver on It.”

Learn more and register here.

Melody K. Smith

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

Fighting for Copyrights

February 4, 2016  
Posted in News

Earlier this week a multitude of authors, publishers, rights organizations, and copyright experts from around the world filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the Authors Guild’s petition asking the Court to hear its case that Google must be held accountable for digitally copying millions of copyrighted books without permission or payment. This interesting news came to us from PR Newswire in their article, “Bestselling Authors And Rights Groups Support Authors Guild In Asking Supreme Court To Review Google Ruling.”

One month ago the nation’s largest and oldest society of professional writers – the Guild – filed a petition asking the Court to review a Second Circuit court ruling in its decade-old copyright infringement case against Google. The tech giant copied 20 million books from libraries and other institutions in exchange for offering them a digital copy in return—but without seeking permission from authors. At least four million of those books were protected by copyright.

The briefs submitted today cite a broad range of facts, case law and precedent to support their positions. The Supreme Court is expected to decide this spring if it will hear the case.

Melody K. Smith

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

Technology in Publishing Moves Forward

February 4, 2016  
Posted in metadata, News, Technology

Ringgold has announced that the 4.18 release of ScholarOne Manuscripts is now integrated in the Identify Database as an institutional authority file. Ringgold brought this news to our attention in their article, “ScholarOne Manuscripts now features Ringgold’s Identify Database for institutional affiliations.”

A simple user interface enables ScholarOne’s robust application to enforce accuracy standards for the institutional affiliations of authors, contributors, reviewers, and editors. Users can select the correct institution from an Identify-populated search, embedding the Ringgold Identifier and Institution Name into the manuscript metadata and user profile. This feature is now active for all 6,400 journals served by ScholarOne Manuscripts.

All ScholarOne publishers will benefit from authoritative affiliation data, and the enhanced ability to share data across the journal ecosystem.

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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