Sports and analytics go hand in hand. People are paid millions of dollars for the strategy that comes with data. The World Cup is no different. There are common denominators in the top teams and frequent flyers for those who consistently represent. Many people have tried to figure out how to wade through what is happening and create predictive tools for figuring out match outcomes. This interesting topic came from The Understanding Group in their article, “The World Cup Shows that Big Data is Information Architecture.”

This is big data in action. Randomness is huge in soccer. Only about 173 goals were scored in this entire world cup (a 30-year high, by the way), at a blistering pace of three goals an hour. That results in a lot of variance. Big data analytics is becoming more and more common. Customers are now able to harness information that has been buried in big data at a fraction of the cost of using other methods.

By eliminating the complexity of a solutions-based approach, customers have greater findability and better results. It is so very important to choose a product that makes your content findable – easily and thoroughly. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.