No one will argue how helpful auto-classification or auto-indexing is to the world of making content findable. This interesting topic came from the blog post, “Jet Packs, Cars That Drive Themselves, and Autoclassification” from Earley & Associates.

It feels like a daily occurrence to hear someone blame user error on the computer. I confess I have been guilty of assuming it was the technology that caused the problem. I want to remind people that a computer only does what a human has programmed it to do. Auto-classification technology provides stellar performance when applied in the correct environments and given enough context.

Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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