Sometimes life does imitate art, and vice versa. On a recent episode of the CBS Series, The Good Wife, it was part of the plot to fake metadata on an email. It is interesting that metadata has become so common to our vernacular that it is fiction television and without the typical NSA, Big Brother, Government references attached. This interesting information came from Vulture in their article, “The Good Wife Recap: With Our Apologies.”

Falsified metadata is a bigger topic than we can cover here, but it is more than smoke and mirrors. As technology continues to advance and change, and the casual users of software like Photoshop continue to create believable products, metadata might be the last thing left that can be corrupted.

Managing the metadata in a smart way can make your content findable. Information being findable is the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable – making data 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.