I think the changes in the TestMAI function are really exciting. If you’re loading files from a directory, Data Harmony now remembers that directory rather than requiring you to find the full path each time. And, once you have loaded or pasted in text to index and press the M.A.I. button, in addition to seeing the suggested terms, you see the matches that activated rules to suggest those terms – or not; it’s really easy to turn off the highlighting with a Ctrl+L key press. And perhaps best of all, you can use the new Find function to go to each instance of the text string, work, or phrase that you type in the search box. And no asterisks needed! All of these are small improvements that actually make a very big difference in editor productivity.

I feel empowered by the MAIBatch feature that’s been added to the Admin Module. Rather than having to ask the programming department, or running through a series of scripts to tease out the indexing terms that would be applied to a group of sample documents, I can use a user-interface powered MAIBatch function. I wouldn’t do a thousand content items with it — not because it can’t handle them, but because it may take a while if the items are Word or PDF files — but it works really nicely with a few directories of sample text items. You can see right away which terms are ‘noisy’ and can identify indexing terms that are being missed. Since it works on groups of files, outliers can be disregarded and new terms can be more easily discovered when you’re examining groups of files that are in new areas or describing new processes.

And there’s more! Watch for Part 2 tomorrow.


Mary Garcia, Systems Analyst
Access Innovations, Inc.

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