Incorporating our industry recognized Smart Content Framework™ and our intelligent metadata enabled solutions, conceptClassifier for SharePoint provides a complete solution to manage unstructured and semi-structured data regardless of where it resides. Utilizing our unique compound term processing technology, our award winning product conceptClassifier for SharePoint is still the only enterprise automatic semantic metadata generation and taxonomy management solution that natively integrates with SharePoint and solves a variety of business challenges through our concept identification capabilities.
conceptClassifier for SharePoint and conceptClassifierOffice 365 (SharePoint Online) are also available as a SharePoint Add-in in the SharePoint 2013 On-premises and SharePoint On-line environment and will support SharePoint 2016 when available. There are several advantages of add-ins, and Microsoft’s stated direction for the future. conceptClassifier for Office 365 is available for all versions of SharePoint Online including the multi-tenant version and the dedicated version.
SharePoint online is certified in the stringent Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) a certified, government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Interested in the capabilities of the add-ins? Watch ‘Why use Add-ins in SharePoint and SharePoint Online? Demo On Demand‘, or access the webinar ‘Why use Add-ins with SharePoint and SharePoint Online?’. Current customers can continue to use the existing product or instead use the add-in. New customers can deploy either option, depending on their requirements. There is no fee for either option.
What are the key features?
- Tag content across the enterprise with conceptual metadata leveraging valuable legacy data.
- Classify consistent meaningful conceptual metadata to enterprise content, preventing incorrect meta tagging.
- Migrate tagged and classified content intelligently to locations both within and outside of SharePoint.
- Retrieve precise information from across the enterprise when and how it is needed.
- Protect sensitive information from exposure with intelligent tagging.
- Preserve information in accordance with records guidelines by identifying documents of record and eliminating inconsistent end user tagging.
What are the key outcomes?
The combination of the Smart Content Framework™, conceptClassifier for SharePoint, and the deployment of intelligent metadata enabled solutions result in a comprehensive and complete approach to SharePoint enterprise metadata management. Our clients are using the technologies to:
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Microsoft SharePoint Term Store and Managed Metadata
conceptClassifier for SharePoint Differentiators
This table provides an overview of all Concept Searching product platforms and the components for each platform.
|Core Components||conceptClassifier for SharePoint Platform||conceptClassifier for Office 365 Platform||conceptClassifier Platform||Concept Searching Technology Platform|
|conceptClassifier for SharePoint 2013||conceptClassifier for SharePoint 2010||conceptClassifier for SharePoint 2007|
|Compound Term Processing Engine – licensed for concept extraction only||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||Full search functionality included|
|SharePoint Feature Set||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||yes|
|Available as an Add-in||yes||no||no||yes||no||yes||SharePoint Connector||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||yes|
|APIs, custom controls, demonstration source code||no||no||no||no||yes||yes|
|Proprietary controls for SharePoint 2007||no||no||yes||no||no||yes|
|Optional Components||conceptClassifier for SharePoint 2013||conceptClassifier for SharePoint Platform conceptClassifier for SharePoint 2010||conceptClassifier for SharePoint 2007||conceptClassifier for Office 365 Platform||conceptClassifier Platform||Concept Searching Technology Platform|
|conceptSearch||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||Included in Base Product|
|conceptSQL||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||Included in Base Product|
|Content Enrichment Service for SharePoint 2013||yes||no||no||no||no||yes|
|conceptClassifier for OneDrive for Business||yes||no||no||yes||no||no|
|FAST Pipeline Stage for SharePoint 2010||yes||yes||no||no||no||yes|
|Additional Classification Servers||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Additional Front End Web Servers||yes||yes||yes||N/A||yes||yes|
conceptClassifier for SharePoint supports all versions of SharePoint, SharePoint Online, Office 365, and OneDrive for Business. The table below illustrates the functionality and features available in SharePoint and Office 365. Please visit our conceptClassifier for Office 365 page for more information.
For more information on a specific feature please use the hover function over the specific Feature/Function.
|Feature/Function||SharePoint 2010||SharePoint 2013 Online and On-premises||Office 365||conceptClassifier for SharePoint|
|Taxonomy/Term Store Functionality|
|Available in 55 languages||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Text mining to identify candidate terms||no||no||no||yes|
|Managed Navigation||yesThrough the term set||yesThrough the term set||yesThrough the term set||yesThrough the term set|
|Import, combine, organize and harmonize taxonomy models||no||no||no||yes|
|Distributed taxonomy management||no||no||no||yes|
|Instant feedback on taxonomy changes||no||no||no||yes|
|Controlled Vocabularies||Can be loaded into the Term Store||Can be loaded into the Term Store||Can be loaded into the Term Store||Can be loaded into the Term Store|
|Ability to automatically suggest classification clues for term set terms||no||no||no||yes|
|Microsoft Platform Integration||N/A||N/A||N/A||yes|
|Automatic tagging of content within and outside of SharePoint with ‘conceptual’ metadata||no||no||no||yes|
|Automatically classifies all SharePoint content, libraries, blogs, wikis, and threads lists||no||no||no||yes|
|Native Integration with the Term Store||N/A||N/A||no||yes|
|Automatic classification of content inside and outside of SharePoint||no||no||no||yes|
|Indexer embedded within conceptClassifier and conceptTaxonomyManager||no||no||no||yes|
|Automatic generation of compound terms||no||no||no||yes|
|Integrated with Refinement Panel||no||yes||no||yes|
|Managed by Subject Matter Experts||no||no||no||yes|
|Maintenance of term set GUIDs between environments||no||no||no||yes|
|Search improvements via the Refinement Panel via taxonomy integration||no||no||no||yes|
|Intelligent Metadata Enabled Solutions (Information Governance and Compliance)|
|Data privacy and information security||no||no||no||yes|
conceptClassifier for SharePoint is based on an open architecture with all APIs based on XML and Web Services. Transparent access to system internals including the statistical profile of terms, is standard. conceptClassifier for SharePoint supports SharePoint 2007, 2010, and 2013. conceptClassifier for Office 365 supports Office 365. The base platform is installed as a feature set and comprises the following components.
|Base Components in conceptClassifier for SharePoint Platform
Both automated and manual classification is supported to one or more term sets within the Term Store and across content hubs.
This is an advanced enterprise class, easy-to-use taxonomy and term set development and management tool. It integrates natively with the SharePoint Term Store reading and writing in real-time ensuring that the taxonomy/term set definition is maintained in only one place, the SharePoint Term Store. Designed for use by Subject Matter Experts, the Term Store and/or taxonomy is easily developed, tested, and refined.
Licensed for the sole use of building and refining the taxonomy/term set the engine provides automatic semantic metadata generation that extracts multi-word terms or concepts along with keywords and acronyms. conceptSearch is an enterprise search engine and is sold as a separate product.
Provides SharePoint integration and an additional multi-value picklist browse taxonomy control enabling users to combine free text and taxonomy browse searching.
|Typical Recommended Base Configuration
Additional Front End Web Servers (Optional)
Additional Classification Servers (Optional)
All the functions you need to start gaining control over your unstructured content are included in the base conceptClassifier for SharePoint product. Our clients have discovered is the unique and varied uses of the technology to solve a wide variety of content management challenges. Below is a list of the base platform and optional products that are needed to solve your particular business process challenge and leverage your SharePoint investment.
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Search Engine Integration
Functionality is provided via conceptClassifier for SharePoint to integrate with any Microsoft search engine being used within SharePoint. conceptClassifier for SharePoint also supports integration with most non-SharePoint search engines and can perform on the fly classification with search engines calling the classify API.Search engine support includes SharePoint, the former FAST products, Solr, Google Search Appliance, Autonomy, and IBM Vivisimo. If the FAST Pipeline Stage is required, this is sold as a separate product.
Required Products: conceptClassifier for SharePoint FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 requires the FAST Pipeline Stage SharePoint Search in SharePoint 2013 requires the Content Enrichment Service
Intelligent Document Classification
Functionality is provided via conceptClassifier for SharePoint, to classify documents based upon concepts and multi-word terms that form a concept. Automatic and/or manual classification is included. Knowledge workers with the appropriate security can also classify content in real time. Content can be classified not only from within SharePoint but also from diverse repositories including File Shares, Exchange Public Folders, and websites. All content can be classified on the fly and classified to one or more taxonomies.
Required Product: conceptClassifier for SharePoint
Taxonomy Management and Term Store Integration
With the Term Store functionality in SharePoint, organizations can develop a metadata model using out-of-the-box SharePoint capabilities. conceptClassifier for SharePoint provides native integration with the term store and the Managed Metadata Service application, where changes in the term store will be automatically available in the taxonomy component, and any changes in the taxonomy component will be immediately available in the term store. A compelling advantage is the ability to consistently apply semantic metadata to content and auto-classify it to the Term Store metadata model. This solves the challenges of applying the metadata to a large corpus of documents and eliminates the need for the end user community to correctly tag content. Utilizing the taxonomy component, the taxonomies can be tested, validated, and managed, which is not a function provided by SharePoint.
Required Product: conceptClassifier for SharePoint
Using conceptClassifier for SharePoint, an intelligent approach to migration can be achieved. As content is migrated it is analyzed for organizationally defined descriptors and vocabularies, which will automatically classify the content to taxonomies, or optionally the SharePoint Term Store, and automatically apply organizationally defined workflows to process the content to the appropriate repository for review and disposition.
Intelligent Records Management
The ability to intelligently identify, tag, and route documents of record to either a staging library and/or a records management solution is a key component to driving and managing an effective information governance strategy. Taxonomy management, automatic declaration of documents of record, auto-classification, and semantic metadata generation are provided via conceptClassifier for SharePoint and conceptTaxonomyWorkflow.
Required Product: conceptClassifier for SharePoint conceptTaxonomyWorkflow
Fully customizable to identify unique or industry standard descriptors, content is automatically meta-tagged and classified to the appropriate node(s) in the taxonomy based upon the presence of the descriptors, phrases, or keywords from within the content. Once tagged and classified the content can be managed in accordance with regulatory or government guidelines. The identification of potential information security exposures includes the proactive identification and protection of unknown privacy exposures before they occur, as well as monitor in real time organizationally defined vocabulary and descriptors in content as it is created or ingested. Taxonomy, classification, and metadata generation are provided via conceptClassifier for SharePoint.
eDiscovery, Litigation Support, and FOIA Requests
Taxonomy, classification, and metadata generation are provided via conceptClassifier for SharePoint. This is highly useful when relevance, identification of related concepts, vocabulary normalization are required to reduce time and improve quality of search results.
Taxonomy, classification, and metadata generation are provided via the conceptClassifier for SharePoint. A third party business intelligence or reporting tool is required to view the data in the desired format. This is useful to cleanse the data sources before using text analytics to remove content noise, irrelevant content, and identify any unknown privacy exposures or records that were never processed.
Required Product: conceptClassifier for SharePoint
Taxonomy, classification, and metadata generation are provided via conceptClassifier for SharePoint. Integration with social networking tools can be accomplished if the tools are available in .NET or via SharePoint functionality. This is useful to provide structure to social networking applications and provide significantly more granularity in relevant information being retrieved.
Required Product: conceptClassifier for SharePoint
Business Process Workflow
conceptTaxonomyWorkflow serves as a strategic tool managing migration activities and content type application across multiple SharePoint and non-SharePoint farms and is platform agnostic. This add-on component delivers value specifically in migration, data privacy, and records management, or in any application or business process that requires workflow capabilities.
conceptTaxonomyWorkflow is required to apply action on a document, optionally automatically apply a content type and route to the appropriate repository for disposition.
An additional add-on product, conceptContentTypeUpdater is deployed at the site collection level, can be used by site administrators, and will change the SharePoint content type based on results from pre-defined workflows and is used only in the SharePoint environment.
conceptClassifier for SharePoint Benefits
Where does conceptClassifier for SharePoint fill the gaps?
- SharePoint has no ability to automatically create and store classification metadata
- SharePoint has no taxonomy management tools to manage, test, and validate taxonomies based on the Term Store
- SharePoint has no auto-classification capabilities
- SharePoint has no ability to generate semantic metadata and surface it to search engines to improve search results
- SharePoint has no ability to automatically tag content with vocabulary or retention codes for records management
- SharePoint has no ability to automatically update the content type for records management or privacy protection and route to the appropriate repository
- SharePoint has no ability to provide intelligent migration capabilities based on the semantic metadata within content, identify previously undeclared documents of record, unidentified privacy exposures, or information that should be archived or deleted
- SharePoint has no ability to provide granular and structured identification of people, content recommendations, and organizational knowledge assets
Leveraging Your SharePoint Investment
When evaluating a technology purchase and the on-going investment required to deploy, customize, and maintain, the costs can scale quickly. Because conceptClassifier for SharePoint is an enterprise infrastructure component, you can leverage your investment through:
Leveraging Your Business Investment
The real value of your investment includes both technology and the demonstrable ROI that can be generated from improving business processes. conceptClassifier for SharePoint has been deployed by clients to solve individual or multiple challenges including:
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Technology and Business Differentiators
Compound Term Processing
Concept Searching’s industry unique compound term processing technology delivers outcomes that are not achieved by any other classification engine. Compound term processing means that Concept Searching’s statistical engine can understand, out-of-the-box, the incremental value of keywords, multi-word fragments, and compound terms. As a result, it can identify concepts resident within an organization’s own information repositories that are highly correlated to particular topics. With the identification of these highly correlated topics in the form of keywords, multi-word fragments and compound terms the result is automatically generated intelligent metadata that is unique to the organization. By using these compound terms in any application that requires metadata, the outcomes are highly accurate, because the ambiguity inherent in single words is no longer an issue.
A search for ‘triple heart bypass’ will locate documents about this topic even if this precise phrase is not contained in any document. A concept search using compound term processing can extract the key concepts, in this case “triple heart bypass” and use these concepts to retrieve relevant documents containing concepts such as ‘heart surgery’, ‘coronary artery bypass’, or ‘open heart surgery’.
Industry Unique Taxonomy Management Features
conceptTaxonomyManager remains unique in the industry in features that provide the ability to rapidly and easily change the taxonomy as the organizational needs and requirements change. This is important as a taxonomy must remain fluid as opposed to static and must be managed in a way that facilitates change. The easy to use taxonomy and automatic classification tools create the framework to classify content based on concepts to one or more nodes in the taxonomy or multiple taxonomies. The conceptTaxonomyManager component is included in the base product in all platforms.
Ease of Use
Automatic Clue Suggestion
Document Movement Feedback
Distributed Taxonomy Management
Security and Rollback
conceptTaxonomyWorkflow is a powerful add-on product to automate manual business processes. It serves as a strategic tool managing migration activities and content type application across multiple SharePoint and non-SharePoint farms and is also platform agnostic. This add-on component delivers value specifically in migration, data privacy, records management or any application or business process that requires workflow capabilities. It is required to apply an action on a document and optionally, automatically apply a content type and route to the appropriate repository for disposition.
Intelligent Metadata Enabled Solutions
Concept Searching is the only available solution that addresses the challenges in managing unstructured and semi-structured data in SharePoint and non SharePoint environments.
Our intelligent metadata enabled solutions address the following challenges with one set of technologies, leverages an enterprises investment in SharePoint, and reduces resources to maintain and manage the solution.
Enterprise Search enables concept based searching by providing the search engine index with the compound terms and semantic metadata.
Records Management is improved through the elimination of end user tagging, automatic declaration of records, and taxonomy workflow capabilities.
Data Privacy and the protection of confidential data as defined by the organization is identified in real-time and routed to a secure repository for disposition.
Intelligent Migration is accomplished through the identification and auto-classification of the unstructured or semi-structured data to one or more taxonomies.
Text Analytics can be performed to extract organizationally defined descriptors and concepts from diverse repositories.
Social Networking and collaboration applications gain structure and the ability to retrieve highly relevant and granular information.
eDiscovery and FOIA time and costs are reduced through identification of highly detailed information and conceptually similar information that typically would not be found.
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