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Weekly News Digest

April 26, 2010 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Access Innovations Announces Data Harmony Suite Enhancements for MarkLogic Server Users

Access Innovations, Inc. ( announced a new series of enhancements to its Data Harmony suite of content enrichment and thesaurus management tools specifically targeted to publishers and enterprises using MarkLogic Server ( By creating and integrating subject metadata based on a taxonomy or controlled vocabulary, the Data Harmony tools add value to content in a number of ways:

  • Improving the search experience for site visitors with better precision and recall, customized presentation of search results, and guidance for the user
  • Improving website navigation by enabling users to browse the full "tree" of broader, narrower, and related terms in the taxonomy
  • Addressing the varying needs of different kinds of visitors by providing different views of the taxonomy and targeted "pick lists" of controlled terms
  • Unlocking the value of "long-tail" content by increasing discovery within deep archives;
  • Cross-marketing to subscribers of one journal to subscribe or buy other journals from the collection
  • Improving search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Enabling visualization and interactive functionality, including enriched "Tag Clouds"-a map of concepts extracted from a set of documents-a gateway to further discovery
  • Providing users with easy-to-use current awareness tools that alert them to new content in their specific areas of interest

The Data Harmony suite of thesaurus management and content management tools is the result of 31 years of experience continually working to develop ways to make the various parts of that process more efficient and more accurate. A major breakthrough has been the development of M.A.I. - the Machine Aided Indexer, which makes it possible for human categorizers ("indexers") to increase their efficiency and consistency while adding superior descriptive data, or by automating the indexing process entirely. Customers have experienced up to a seven-fold increase in productivity using M.A.I. while measurably improving consistency and coverage of individual records.

Source: Access Innovations, Inc.

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