Each and every day we create metadata in our emails, texts, Word documents, spreadsheets, and more. When you multiply that by the five billion people in the world, well, you get the picture. Human-generated content is growing by the second. How do we manage it? How do we search it?

The Data Center Journal brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Drilling the Data Wells of the Future: Human Generated Big Data Could Make Us Rich.” Access to the data we create is important for comprehensive search results and true findability. Semantic technology provides another enhancement to search by using common terminology and natural language processing to make the query process much more user-friendly.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.