Semantic search and extraction of data from natural language and pictures are continuing to increase in popularity. As evidence of that trend, Hewlett-Packard recently confirmed rumors that it would acquire Autonomy, a semantic technology company.

Media Post’s Search Blog brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Semantic Search And Raw Data On Rise.” Autonomy makes software that searches and keeps track of unstructured data in databases and on Web sites. This move puts Hewlett-Packard, primarily a hardware organization, in the software field.

Using natural language processing, or semantic technology, has never been more popular. However, it does require special knowledge of terminology and coding to reduce errors. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine assisted indexing system and specializing in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity.

Melody K. Smith

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