Technology has changed our behavior. We often ponder what we did prior to the existence of the Internet search engine. These thoughts were inspired by from the blog, Scholarly Open Access and their article, “Google Scholar is Filled with Junk Science.”

Google Scholar works well for known-item searches, for example, when you quickly need to locate a known article or a paper by a known author. However, when you’re looking for more specifics, it lacks the ability to hone in because it doesn’t use controlled vocabularies like taxonomies and thesauri.

Information being findable is the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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