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What’s in a name?

Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) True, but try finding the right document set for your current project by sniffing them out from within a database of 8 million similar smelling documents. This approach is all too common, very time consuming, and unreliable leaving you with aromatic, unpalatable results.

Traditional Media Still Hanging On

By |September 14th, 2011|News, Technology|Comments Off on Traditional Media Still Hanging On

Despite the predictions of many, the death of traditional media may not have arrived, just yet. The latest Ipsos Mendelsohn survey of affluent Americans reveals less than 20% of “rich” Americans have embraced newer technologies.

Canadian Government Embracing Social Media

By |May 26th, 2011|News, semantic|Comments Off on Canadian Government Embracing Social Media

The Canadian Government will combine Identity technologies with social media to enable their Open Government 2.0 strategy – Enterprise 2.0 - and it will be available to the public.

Social Indexing’s Future

By |May 18th, 2011|indexing, News|1 Comment

The term “like” has taken on a whole new meaning since the advent of Facebook, and subsequently new concepts followed this popularity. Enter “social indexing.”

Scrabble Attempts to Go Hip

By |May 17th, 2011|News|2 Comments

It is a sad, sad day for word lovers’ around the world. Scrabble has announced it is adding slang words to their dictionary. I think I’d like to challenge that.

Six Degrees of Indexing

By |April 20th, 2011|indexing, News, semantic, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Six Degrees of Indexing

What would it be like to have search sites take your friends’ opinions into account when you look for restaurants? Newspaper sites that use their knowledge of what’s previously captured your attention online to display articles you are interested in? Sounds a lot like Amazon’s technology, doesn’t it?

Using Taxonomies to Create Business Opportunities

By |January 17th, 2011|Access Insights, Featured, search, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Using Taxonomies to Create Business Opportunities

The economics of the Web have reversed the original business model for online information upon which businesses like LexisNexis and Dialog were built. Through those services, users paid up to $4 for individual articles from daily newspapers that originally cost 25 cents on the newsstand. That model is obviously dead today, where the cost of an individual article – even articles from leading trade magazines and scholarly journals – is effectively zero. Does that mean that publishers, aggregators, and other content owners should police the Web to insure their content is not freely distributed? Not at all – one needs only look at the recent case of Wikileaks to see that it will be impossible to keep any content from showing up freely on the Web. As they say, the Genie is already out of the bottle, so the only logical step is figuring out how to make money in the current environment. This is where taxonomies can add value – by enabling the creation of new information products that connect disparate pieces of content with high-value applications and new markets.