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Content Optimization

Dumpster Diving and Content Optimization

Search and content analytics are very closely tied. A term coined by Gartner is ‘dumpster diving.’ Sort of brings a smile to your face. That’s what a lot of folks are trying to do. We are a great proponent of content optimization. Quite simply, it eliminates dumpster diving, and consists of cleaning up the redundant, […]

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Enterprise Search

It’s Gonna Take a Miracle – Yes, it’s Gonna Take a Miracle

I realize that not everyone is tech-savvy. I do not consider myself tech-savvy anymore. I know just enough to be dangerous. Unsurprisingly, it seems I am not alone. I haven’t picked on government for a while, so I will do so now. It appears that Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet and legendary Google CEO, […]

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Training Sets

Taxonomies and Training Sets – Be Gone

Every taxonomy package has a range of functionalities, some good and some not so good. Our software can now interact with artificial intelligence, so staying up to date is an important criteria. You may not need it now, but you probably will in the future. Some packages require training sets, and training sets ad infinitum […]

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Taxonomies

Taxonomies – If it Sounds Too Good To Be True, it Probably Is

Taxonomies are a bit strange. Almost 15% of SharePoint organizations have manual methods to create and maintain taxonomies. I wish I could personally tell each organization that times have changed. I know, I know, think budget, people, costs, etc. But with taxonomies, you get what you pay for. And although it may seem like a […]

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SharePoint Term Set

SharePoint Term Set Creation and Management – Not that Hard Really

Well, it isn’t hard if you have a tool that can help you do it. There are some taxonomy vendors out there offering solutions that natively integrate with the SharePoint Term Store, all to differing degrees. The Term Store is Microsoft’s attempt at a taxonomy offering. Many organizations can’t be bothered to use it. Others […]

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Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing Equals Keywords? Whoa, Wait a Minute

An interesting discussion came up the other day on the use of the term natural language processing (NLP). According to Wikipedia, “Natural language processing is a field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages. As such, NLP is related to the area of human–computer interaction. Many challenges in NLP involve: natural […]

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