April 14, 2011 – A news service that covers news and information about SharePoint content processing and semantic technology for Microsoft SharePoint has been launched.

We found this familiar sounding topic on PR Web in their article, “Smartlogic Sponsors SharePoint Semantics Blog.” SharePointSemantics.com is funded by Smartlogic and will include articles, features, and links to important SharePoint resources.

Much like TaxoDiary, they will be providing information and sharing articles on indexing, taxonomies, ontologies, metatagging and related content technologies. Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we will take this as a compliment. Steve Arnold helped us put our blog together and apparently Smartlogic decided it was so successful they would try the same route.

However, where we differ is in the details. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies. A very important detail! Access Innovations has over 32 years of experience doing taxonomy work, creating and applying them. We built our software, Data Harmony, to enable our own team and now sell it directly. But we still build taxonomies. Others just built the software without the production line hardening and testing; the consistent daily testing and enhancing only possible by a team of taxonomists giving unvarnished feedback and demanding improvements. 

SharePoint is a very hot topic, especially with the 2010 version which has embedded taxonomy features within the software. Leslie Owens of Forrester Research outlined the ways in which taxonomy features should be expanded within Sharepoint 2010.  The Data Harmony SharePoint plug-ins and features are robust and referenced in the report. 

We believe SharePoint 2010 is changing the face of the taxonomy implementations. The SharePoint semantics blog should be a perfect place to showcase all the many functions and features of the Microsoft collaborative work tool.

Melody K. Smith

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