Automation is one of the topics a Beyond Search writer has taken issue with recently. The involvement of humans with indexing and taxonomies seems to be a “for or against” issue. Few stand in the arena of neutrality.

This interesting information was found on the Arnold IT blog, Beyond Search, in their post titled, “Taxonomy: More Marketing Craziness in Play?” Listing companies like TEMIS, Google, and Yandex as those not interested in human involvement, the reasons for this avoidance ranges from cost to software performance. The writer did recognize the importance that Access Innovations puts on the human factor for developing lists, guidelines and serving as subject matter experts. He is correct, subject matter experts can be used to evaluate the efficacy and completeness of your taxonomy. This valuable contribution cannot be replaced by mere machine.

Melody K. Smith       

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