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The Search for Machine-Aided Indexing: Why a Rule-Based System is the Cost-Effective Choice

By |December 8th, 2010|Access Insights, Taxonomy, Technology|1 Comment

by Larry Compton

Executive summary
Data Harmony is one of several companies that offer machine-aided indexing software solutions to indexing and categorizing unstructured data. Data Harmony’s […]

Bridging the Great Indexing Divide

By |December 8th, 2010|Access Insights, indexing, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Bridging the Great Indexing Divide

by Alice Redmond-Neal

Reprinted from Key Words, the bulletin of the American Society for Indexing

I’ve been indexing for over a decade, but when I attended […]

Adventures of a TaxoTourist

By |October 25th, 2010|Access Insights, Featured, Standards, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Adventures of a TaxoTourist

The trip was awesome—a dream exotic vacation to Bali. It was not about eat, pray, love, but a rather unbalanced midpoint to meet my Oz-dwelling daughter. I enjoyed dashes of ecotourism and agritourism, but even in full vacation mode I couldn't fully suppress my perspective as a taxonomist.

Standards: Straightjacket or Straight Edge?

By |August 9th, 2010|Access Insights, Featured, Standards, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Standards: Straightjacket or Straight Edge?

Standards were not popular with would-be railroad tycoons in the 1880s. A standard set of railroad tracks eliminated some profitable loading and unloading work. Incompatible tracks kept the other guys’ rolling stock on another guy’s tracks. Eventually standards emerged because a couple of tycoons figured out how to make even more money by standardizing. Many industries go through this wide open approach only to find that over time certain methods or designs become part of the furniture of living.

Why Use A Taxonomy Management Tool?

By |July 12th, 2010|Access Insights, Featured, Taxonomy|Comments Off on Why Use A Taxonomy Management Tool?

With content management systems offering taxonomy features, why use a taxonomy managment tool at all? There are many reasons why a coordinating taxonomy management tool is not only valuable, but necessary. The system should not be short-circuited by the limitations of a content management system which, trying to serve an array of purposes, doesn't quite match all the functions served by the original parts.