Whilst wandering through the once vibrant and bustling ghost town of DAM innovation, I recently came across an interesting little nugget caught amongst the tumbleweeds. Strangely familiar, yet subtly different from its common predecessors, 2dSearch is a project that’s aiming to resurrect the mother of unused features – the …Continue reading »
Information about text search, search metaphors in DAM systems, enterprise search, techniques and tactics for improving findability in Digital Asset Management solutions.
Jeff Lawrence writing on the Celerity blog, has an article: How to Improve Your Search Engine: Unlocking Basic Features. Jeff discusses three basic routes:
- Review the server and search logs
- Review your search interface
- Review the features and functionality offered by your existing search tool and check if
Johannes Scholtes, Chief Strategy Officer of ZyLAB has written an article entitled: “Visual Information Retrieval: the Next challenge in Information Management“. Johannes discusses the reasons why non-text based search strategies are now more important than ever with the exponential rise in image or video digital content. He …Continue reading »
Writing on the ECM Stuff blog, Jed Cawthorne discusses the role of Conceptual Search and how soon it may be possible to utilise Content Intelligence to automatically identify conceptual metadata to avoid the need for manual classification of assets:
“Now I used to be one of the cynics …Continue reading »
John Brunswick writing on the Enterprise 2.0 blog encourages implementers of enterprise search to consider what problems users are trying to solve when they carry out searches using Enterprise Search technology. Using the analogy: “Why Lance Armstrong doesn’t ride a mountain bike”, John makes the point that too much emphasis …Continue reading »
“Findability” – how easily relevant content can be located by employees has become a hot topic across a whole spectrum of Content Management technologies (including DAM). This Digital Landfill blog article by Dan Gilroy of RDA Corporation discusses 8 of the key issues associated with optimising findability:
- Multi-format capability: the
Online information services provider, Dialog, have recently announced the launch of their new search service, ProQuest Dialog, a service intended for pharmaceutical and biomedical researchers in corporate and government organisations.
“The first release of ProQuest Dialog offers subscription-based access to databases from some of the world’s most trusted publishers , …Continue reading »
Johannes Scholtes writing on the Zylab blog presents some interesting discussions about e-discovery technology and how it has been employed by investigators to search through over 4 million emails authored by failed investment bank, Lehman Brothers. In particular, he describes how specific keywords were used to isolate potentially incriminating evidence:…Continue reading »
Bert Sandie Director of Technical Excellence at Electronic Arts, writing on the AIIM community Enterprise 2.0 blog discusses options for enterprises that wish to invest in an Enterprise Search facility for locating critical information stored anywhere in the business:
“Companies from small start-ups to the mega corporations all …Continue reading »
Johannes C. Scholtes examines the benefits and limitations of traditional web search engines, such as Google, for use within in-house mission-critical applications.
“It is easy to use, fast and the results are often accurate and precise. Google does a phenomenal job keeping up with new information and it is often …Continue reading »
- Cumbersome and complex research environment
- Employees miss relevant content when performing research
- Unauthorised employees gain access to the content
- Financial exposure related to unauthorised
A recent survey conducted by the leading information management research organisation AIIM has revealed that businesses could derive far greater returns from content analysis tools than basic search tools.
“Over 70% of respondents in AIIM’s survey would find advanced content analysis functions “Extremely useful” or “Very useful.” They rate their …Continue reading »