Difference is Appreciated

October 10, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, Taxonomy

My mother is full of musings and witticisms. I should start my own blog just listing them but hence, no time. However, one of her favorite sayings especially when I was in my teen years and wanting everything everyone else had, was “imagine how boring this world would be if we were all the same?” Now in my forty-something years I see the wisdom and truth in those words. I admire uniqueness and sometimes stubbornness in others and myself. I don’t want to be like everyone else. I like being the unique being that is me.

Unlocking the Classification of Plants

October 10, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, Taxonomy

Linnaeus originally began designing and developing his taxonomic system by studying and classifying plants. This is the core, the foundation of the science and art of taxonomies today.

Look to the Professionals

October 9, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search, Taxonomy

Concept Searching is addressing the business and technology challenges of migration, security, records management, and information governance through its 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.

Studying the Classifications

October 7, 2014  
 Posted in metadata, News

Fashions and fads are influential by nature. They have also been used recently as a source of data to test models of cultural dynamics. By looking at the impact of mass media on popular culture, the study considers how much of an influence it has had in the popularity of dog breeds for family pets as well as marketing tools.

Segue Into Spelling

October 6, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, Taxonomy

Segue is an odd word. It’s conjugated versions defy normal grammar and spelling rules, i.e. segueing, segued, etc. Pronunciation is a whole new challenge as many understand the meaning and use it in day to day conversation, but when it comes time to spell it — that is a whole different story.

Classifying History

October 3, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, Taxonomy

The American Historical Association (AHA) recently put together a draft revision of its taxonomy of the discipline and is inviting comment from members as it moves toward a final form of the document. The deadline for comment is September 30.

Banking on the Results

October 2, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, Taxonomy

How effective are auto-classification tools for subject-based taxonomies? It is important to remember that when using and creating custom taxonomies for subject classification, the results are well received.

Indexing in Mass

September 30, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News

AMCAD has started working on a document management project with Arizona’s Pinal County Clerk of the Superior Court. The plan is to scan and index approximately five million images in six months’ time. This monumental task is part of a larger long-term records management strategy for the Clerk of the Superior Court.

Automation At Its Best

September 29, 2014  
 Posted in Autoindexing, News, Taxonomy

Just using the word “auto” alludes to something that happens without effort. So however helpful autoclassification or autoindexing is to the world of making content findable, it is important to remember that there is a massive amount of work being down prior and in the background to make the “auto” be auto.

It Is For the Birds

September 29, 2014  
 Posted in indexing, News, Taxonomy

We talk a lot about taxonomy in the realm of indexing organizational information against a solid and strong taxonomy built within standards so that content is found easily. It is easy sometimes to forget that taxonomy originated with science. Classification of animals, plants, and other organisms into appropriate categories for easy reference. eBird is a traditional genus-species kind of taxonomy except for the part about being online and searchable.

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