How effective are auto-classification tools for subject-based taxonomies? It is important to remember that when custom taxonomies are created and used for subject classification, the results are well received.
To continue our theme from last time: “For every minute spent in organizing an hour is earned” (Unknown). This quotation helps us remember the importance of developing online search techniques that will help you “save” time (or, at least allocate your time wisely!). Previously, we looked at keyword searching on the open web and in full-text search environments. Today, let's consider another active search technique. This one takes advantage of online website directories.
“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.” So muses American businessman Harvey MacKay. We have no choice in the matter. Time cannot be “saved” …only spent. Our responsibility is to determine how we wish to best allocate it. Otherwise, time will not only be spent but also wasted. How valuable, then, are those skills and tools that help us distribute our time in ways that we consider most useful and productive!
How important is search to you? Search is important, but is it a key component in information governance? These and other questions were posed in a SharePoint metadata survey conducted by Concept Searching.
We are always excited to share with our readers career opportunities in the world of taxonomy, metadata and semantic technology. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is always good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are evolving.