Making Careful Decisions

November 25, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News

Lexmark International’s Perceptive Software released their Interact 2.0 for Microsoft Dynamics AX, which allows users to locate content with ease and speed. IT Business Net brought this news to our attention in their article, “Perceptive Software Releases Interact 2.0 for Microsoft Dynamics AX.”

Interact 2.0 offers a configurable deployment to any form in Microsoft Dynamics AX, including metadata mapping and access and capture. Users can save and retrieve relevant documents, with no need to switch between applications. The application requires minimal training.

It is important to make the right software selection for managing your content. 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.

Setting Up a Path

November 25, 2014  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Digirati and the Semantic Web Company (SWC) are joining together in a new services initiative to deliver semantic publishing solutions for specialist online publishers. The new partnership will bring solutions to managing traditional content managed websites and portals by creating a higher level of content findability. This interesting news was found on PR.com in their article, “Digirati and Semantic Web Company Innovate Semantic Publishing.”

John Baker, CEO and Founder of Digirati, said, “We are seeing a new type of requirement from many of our customers; they want to think about ontology first and then deliver content dynamically based on what they have defined. By utilizing the latest semantic technologies such as those delivered by SWC’s product suite we hope to demonstrate new possibilities in this area.”

Ontologies and other controlled vocabularies help ensure that machine-assisted or fully automated indexing is comprehensive, regardless of what you are indexing. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Challenges of Language in Communication

November 24, 2014  
Posted in News

English is not the easiest language to learn: we already know that. There seems to be an exception to every rule. I before E, except after C, for example. This interesting topic came from the World Lady blog and her post, “Silent letters in English: The Series.”

The sounds and spellings of the English language are tricky. Take the letter H, for example. Sometimes it is silent and sometimes it is pronounced. And that isn’t always consistent — herb?

And it isn’t always the first letter of a word in question. What about the”l” in could, would, and should? This just adds to the irony of how Americans uphold English as the standard and the language at the highest stanchion of all languages.

Melody K. Smith

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

 

 

Auto Assumptions

November 24, 2014  
Posted in Autoindexing, metadata, News

No one will argue how helpful auto-classification or auto-indexing is to the world of making content findable. But never forget that there are loads of folks working prior and in the background to make the “auto” be auto. This interesting topic came from the blog post, “Jet Packs, Cars That Drive Themselves, and Autoclassification” from Earley & Associates.

Stand in any department store checkout and you will hear someone blame user error on the computer, and I confess I have been guilty of assuming it was the technology that caused the problem. I want to remind these people that a computer only does what a human has programmed it to do. Auto-classification technology provides stellar performance when applied in the correct environments and given enough context.

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

Using Taxonomies to Increase Findability

November 21, 2014  
Posted in News, search, Taxonomy

If you aren’t cold enough where you are, check out this conference coming up. Maybe you can visit Boston in December? The Gilbane Conference is all about helping organizations apply content, web, mobile, and marketing technologies to increase engagement by improving the digital experiences of their customers, employees, and partners. This conference takes place December 2-4 and offers a variety of sessions, including one that covers the use of taxonomies to increase findability.

It is key to understand what technologies can and can’t do. Companies need to be agile and able to incorporate an indeterminate number of digital and physical channels with different form factors and capabilities, and they need to do so in ways that protect and enhance their brand. This conference will address just that, and more.

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 Value of the Process

November 21, 2014  
Posted in News, ontology, Taxonomy

SemantiCz™ v2.0 has been released, with new features that help generate relationships with precise, subject-specific contextual accuracy. Users will be able to manage multiple versions of domain-specific ontologies and vocabularies in various languages, as well as extract relationships from content using advanced text mining algorithms. This interesting information came from ThomasNet in their article, “Content Enrichment Solution delivers contextual accuracy.”

Ontologies in semantic enrichment can bring better enrichment of domain-intensive content. By using subject matter experts (SMEs) who are experienced in curating the triples extracted by the platform, SemantiCz users will be able to handle a wide range of subject domains based on its proprietary engine and Scope’s experience in building taxonomies.

It is important to remember the value of a solid taxonomy and its role in the search process. 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 has extensive experience in constructing taxonomies for academic publishers, and can provide solutions that are ANSI compliant.

Melody K. Smith

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

Word of Another Kind

November 21, 2014  
Posted in News, Taxonomy

If you are like me, words intrigue and inspire you. I could be called a thesaurus nerd, reading and researching words synonymous with one another to add impact to my writing and tell my stories with more emotion, detail, and energy. This topic was inspired by the article, “A thesaurus by any other name is still a thesaurus,” from the Powdersville Post.

The fact that a word is almost similar or almost synonymous to another word doesn’t always mean that it will work well as a non-preferred term in a structured thesaurus or taxonomy. However, developing a 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 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.

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.

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