375 people participated in SAE's classification schema use survey; and, 240 completed it. To the first question, "Which classification scheme do you/your company use?" it's notable that the answer "Taxonomy" registers the highest number of response while "I do not know" is a distant second ("Ontology" comes in third.) More from the classification survey to come. *Faith, Ashleigh et. al. “Classification Schema Use.” Survey. 29 September 2013 through 15 October 2013.
With the launch of Obamacare just a few weeks behind us, those of you engaged in controlled vocabulary development related to natural language processing (NLP) might be interested in Clinithink's CLiX, technology that "enables healthcare providers and solution vendors to extract knowledge from the clinical data trapped in the free text of discharge summaries, clinical notes, and other documents." To learn more about CLiX, check out the video Unlocking Healthcare Data with Clinical NLP.
Even if you don't work with the news, you might be interested in knowing more about the tags that many newsrooms apply to content. Though formed in 1965 to "safeguard the telecommunications interests of the World's Press," the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) has, since the late 1970s, been focusing "on developing and publishing Industry Standards for the exchange of news data of all common media types." Today, IPTC's member base is made up of approximately 60 news companies, organizations, and associations.
Check out Greg Satell's Forbes piece, "The New Age of Disruption," for a read on the "semantic economy," open innovation, small and big data, the "Web of Things," algorithms, and so much more. Beware: Buzzwords abound; but, Satell's attempt to cover a lot of ground quickly, and with a minimum of pain, provides for a good read. Might be a good piece to share with your boss. Read more about disruption here...
New Features for Synaptica KMS version 7.4
If you find yourself up to your neck in vertebrates and their traits, and you need a better way to describe them, you should check out the Vertebrate Trait Ontology brought to you by the good folks at BioPortal.
NEW YORK (JULY 9, 2013) BY MICHAEL COHN (ACCOUNTING TODAY) To address the market demand for training in Extensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL, the American Institute of CPAs and XBRL US, the nonprofit consortium for XBRL business reporting standards in the U.S., have introduced an XBRL US GAAP Certificate Program. The certificate program provides finance and accounting professionals with information and training in building XBRL-formatted financial statements by using software tools or working with service providers.
Save the date for Taxonomy Boot Camp 2013 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel! Synaptica's CEO, Dave Clarke, and Product Manager, Jim Sweeney, will be presenting sessions on indexing images, SKOS-XL concept modeling and multi-lingual taxonomy management. For more information, check out Taxonomy Boot Camp 2013. Synaptica is once again a sponsor of this event.