The link between Business and Information Technology is the data, information, and process assets that are stored and automated through technical tools. This blog suggests the first steps toward governing and managing these important assets before tool implementation, helping to avoid the too common “graveyards” of expensive, underused tools.
There has been an online debate recently about the distinction between text analytics and semantic content enrichment. Many think there are no differences, just terminology preferences, while others believe there are distinct differences in the definitions and their uses. We found this interesting information on CMSWire in their article, “Smart Content Reviewed: Text Analytics & Semantic Content Enrichment.”
Adaptive has released their web-based platform, Adaptive Business Glossary Manager (BGM), which provides a framework to help organizations define and communicate consistent business vocabulary and align glossary terms. This platform is available in the Cloud or behind the firewall. It can substantially improve data governance and management while reducing exposure to compliance risk.
Last week, my co-workers and I were discussing points of knowledge. The phrase “a thousand terms of knowledge” popped up. It was apparently an off-the-cuff mingling of “a thousand points of light” with “points of knowledge” and with one of the topics of the moment, thesaurus terms. I couldn’t resist following up on the mixture, which has a precedent of sorts in an earlier TaxoDiary blog posting by Marjorie Hlava.
The defining characteristic of taxonomies is the key to hierarchical relationships. It is vital to be sure this step is accurate and the relationships are true. Generic relationships, as explained in ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005 (page 47), identifies the link between a class and its members or species. The generic relationship is generally called the Broader term/Narrower term relationship. In most cases, it’s easy in traditional biological taxonomy of organisms, because of its well-established and well-known groupings of phyla, genera, families, species, and so forth, i.e., Rodents and NT Squirrels.
Terms in an equivalence relationship refer to the same concept (or sometimes a roughly equivalent concept). They are usually synonyms. As has already been discussed, there should be only one “indexing term” or preferred term in your thesaurus for any given concept. You can and should include synonyms of those preferred terms in your thesaurus as synonyms. And the way to do that is with equivalence relationships. The synonyms that aren’t “preferred terms” are “non-preferred terms” in the same term record. Your taxonomy software instructions will indicate how to add non-preferred terms to term records; this action will establish an equivalence relationship between the preferred term and each non-preferred term.
The defining characteristic of taxonomies is the presence of hierarchical relationships. Information specialists recognize several types of hierarchical relationships. Generic relationship – As explained in ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005 (page 47), “This relationship identifies the link between a class and its members or species.” The generic relationship is generally called the Broader term/Narrower term relationship. In most cases, it’s easy in traditional biological taxonomy of organisms, because of its well-established and well-known groupings of phyla, genera, families, species, and so forth, i.e., Rodents and NT Squirrels.
The SLA Taxonomy Division presents the second webinar in their Practical Classification series. Sharon Garewal, from JSTOR, and Marcie Zaharee, from MITRE, will each describe how they use tools to build thesauri and classify data. Mark your calendar now for October 3, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST. The webinars are free to division members. SLA members may attend for $15, or contact SLA to add the division for $20. Non-members may attend for $50. Register here.
Ajax Union is known for the variety of online marketing resources it offers, and now they have released the newest addition to their line-up: a compilation of definitions for commonly used email marketing terms. The list includes comprehensive and easy-to-understand explanations for everything from Auto Responders to Seed Emails.