A constant challenge for any content manager is the training to apply the right tags and metadata. We all know how important leaving these breadcrumbs can be to operating a comprehensive search. It is like filing something away in a blank folder with no idea of what it is and no way to find it. The DataFacet solution from WAND Inc provides sets of extensive taxonomies, and tools to automate the classification of documents and web content.

This interesting information was found on Image and Data Manager in their article, “DataFacet waves a WAND over SharePoint taxonomies.” Pre-set taxonomies and automated classification and tagging can be tempting, but as we all know, cookie cutter indexing isn’t comprehensive. Machine assisted indexing can certainly increase efficiency and reduce errors, but without a solid taxonomy to index against, the results can be less than ideal.

Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies. By focusing on making information findable, we produce knowledge organization that works.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.