Searching and Finding

July 18, 2014  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Do the current methods of searching the Internet actually have an expiration date? The scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) believe that just may be the case. Their goal is to revolutionize the discovery, organization, and presentation of results. Network World brought this news to us in their article, “DARPA seeks the Holy Grail of search engines.”

DARPA’s Memex program is designed to develop software that will enable domain-specific indexing of public web content and domain-specific search capabilities. The technologies developed in the program will also provide the mechanisms for content discovery, information extraction, information retrieval, user collaboration, and other areas needed to address distributed aggregation, analysis, and presentation of web content.

Semantic technology continues to grow and expand its uses. Search is just one of those. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system, specializes in complex coding, tagging, and indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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

Standards and Taxonomies – Match Made in Heaven

July 17, 2014  
Posted in News, Standards, Taxonomy

A recent study revealed that an open standard for fixed-income reference data would better coordinate taxonomies, even with the Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council’s Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO). Waters Technology brought this news to our attention in their article, “Study Recommends Open Standard For Taxonomies.”

Standards create consistency and in taxonomies, that is key for success. The common language and classification from the beginning result in fast and thorough results.

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.

 

Big Data in Real Time

July 17, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

A new partnership of the French IT services group Bull and search and analytics company Sinequa is positioned to provide an appliance based on Bull’s Bullion X86 server and Sinequa’s real-time Big Data search and analysis software platform. This interesting information came from telecompaper in their article, “Bull, Sinequa to offer real-time Big Data appliance.”

Together, these firms predict they will be able to offer a secure, integrated appliance capable of handling 100 billion records and processing 10 million indexed records a second. In addition, it can be fully integrated with the client’s access security policies.

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

Records Management At Its Best

July 17, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Instead of the intimidating task of barcoding and physically storing almost 200 years worth of court and land transaction paperwork, a New York county administration chose to invest in a Laserfiche document processing system. In the end it is projected they will save nearly $5.5 million on document management. Fierce Content Management brought this news to us in their article, “County clerk drives down records management costs with mobile document services.”

Courtroom paperwork that used to take days to process is now done on the fly and typically available to judges and attorneys by day’s end. Closed cases are accessed instantly on laptops and mobile devices via an online portal.

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 comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

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

Finding the Elusive Data

July 16, 2014  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Semantic search combines natural language processing and computer technology to help people learn and share information quickly. How it is used and the different types of applications seems endless. After a car accident and subsequent coma ended up leaving one woman having to relearn how to do everything, she saw a need and built a semantic search company to discover the not-so-obvious information.

The technology behind Declara helps people discover esoteric and hard-to-find information. Declara has been used in education, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing industries, where a lack of knowledge transfer between employees could result in death. Tech Investor News brought this information to our attention in their article, “Semantic search will help find hidden knowledge in education and more.”

Semantic technology continues to grow and expand its uses. Search is just one of those. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system, specializes in complex coding, tagging, and indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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

Digitizing Preserves Valuable Data

July 16, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

The volume and rapid growth of data, which can be overwhelming for information managers, have completely changed the approach and risk to records management. Mistakes can result in financial implications.

Companies also hold on to information they don’t need. Better awareness and analysis of a company’s available information can help prevent the problems incurred by over-retention. Search Content Management brought this information to our attention in their article, “Records management enlists data analytics tools.”

The important factor of digital archiving is consistency, and what provides consistency? Standards. Of course we are all about 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 Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Moving to the Cloud Allows for More Creative Room

July 16, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News

Open source native software libraries for Android and iOS have been released by Cloudant for developers to manage and replicate mobile application data on phones, tablets, and other occasionally connected devices. Dr. Dobbs brought this our direction in their article, “Cloudant Eyes “Occasionally” Connected Devices.” Both libraries are also API-compatible with Apache CouchDB.

This move is all about giving mobile developers the freedom to build offline access into their applications. The software libraries provide a simplified API with a device-local database indexing and query layer that supposedly matches the expectations of mobile developers more closely than cloud database semantics.

This is an interesting move, and one worth watching to see if it is a trend among mobile users.

Melody K. Smith

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

Webinar Addresses Office 365

July 15, 2014  
Posted in News, search

Registration is now open for the webinar “Compliance in Office 365 — What You Should Know.” Presented by the developers of Smart Content Framework, this informative webinar will be based on the recent Concept Searching SharePoint and Office 365 speaking engagements. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22nd, at 11:30am-12:30pm EDT. Registration is now open. Digital Journal brought this news to us in their article, “Concept Searching Webinar on Compliance in Office 365 on July 22nd.”

Many organizations view Office 365 as a collaboration venue and don’t equate it with the same business risks and challenges as SharePoint. This webinar will cover the ins and outs of compliance using Office 365 in conjunction with conceptClassifier for Office 365.

Melody K. Smith

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

Massive Storage Needs for Massive Data

July 15, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, storage

If your data is growing like everyone else’s, you are having space issues. Maybe it is time to look to the clouds for unlimited space and other benefits. This interesting information 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.

The Semantics of Search

July 15, 2014  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Semantic search continues to develop and be even more integral to information management, but how does it affect your efforts to identify and employ keywords? This is assuming that keywords even matter anymore. How does it help make your content findable? This interesting topic was found on Brandpoint in their article, “Are Keywords Necessary in a Semantic Search World?

Semantic search returns much more specific answers to search queries, rather than the previously deployed hierarchical list of approximations Google guessed the user meant. In the pre-Hummingbird days, content was created around keywords, which were then strategically placed in the hopes of attracting links back to the website, increasing its rank. The more links you had, the more confidence search engines placed in the trustworthiness of the website, and this was then reflected in the search engine results pages for the website — producing more visitors and ultimately more revenue.

Even with semantic technology powering search, 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.

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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