WAND Unveils DataFacet Taxonomies and Automatic Tagging Solution for SharePoint 2010

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DataFacet enhances the managed metadata capabilities of SharePoint 2010 with advanced automatic tagging capabilities and prebuilt term sets.

The DataFacet solution from WAND can rapidly reduce the burden of tagging from end users, increasing information value and making it easier to find and leverage content in SharePoint 2010

WAND, Inc. proudly announces the release of DataFacet for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, available now for immediate shipment. (http://www.datafacet.com/Sharepoint.aspx)

DataFacet for SharePoint 2010 combines an available library of hundreds of pre-built taxonomies with a software add-on that extends the managed metadata feature in SharePoint 2010 and makes it easy for a company to deploy an enterprise taxonomy and document tagging in a SharePoint 2010 environment.

SharePoint 2010’s new managed metadata feature enables taxonomies to be loaded into SharePoint for the first time ever. However, it has left people wondering where they can find high quality taxonomies and, once a taxonomy is in place, how the taxonomy can be tagged and appended to enterprise documents. DataFacet provides a solution to both of these challenges in a single, easy to install package.    

Key features of DataFacet include:
500+ Enterprise Foundation Taxonomies
Taxonomies represent the data model for unstructured data. Over the past twenty years WAND has developed more than 500 enterprise taxonomies that cover vertical industry and business subject domains. The detailed taxonomies represent data models that can be used within the new Managed Metadata feature in SharePoint 2010. The taxonomies are translated to 13 major world languages.

Auto-Tagging of Enterprise Documents
The DataFacet auto-tagging engine analyzes the text of documents at check-in time and matches the taxonomy elements that are found in the document. The matching elements are added to enterprise keywords columns of the document and subsequently are used for search and faceted navigation of document result sets. Rules can be created and modified in the taxonomy manager interface as well as previewed before they are applied to the complete corpus. DataFacet auto-classification ensures consistent and accurate document tagging to a curated foundation taxonomy that has been fine tuned to the enterprises’ needs.

DataFacet Taxonomy Management Tools
DataFacet provides powerful taxonomy management tools that enable customizing the WAND foundation taxonomies. The foundation taxonomies can be customized with terminology that is specific to the enterprise. Taxonomy terms can be added, deleted and rearranged.

Rapid Integration
The DataFacet solution can be integrated and trained in five days.

FAST for SharePoint Integration
DataFacet seamlessly integrates with FAST Search for SharePoint. This enables faster and more accurate faceted navigation provided by the advanced refiners in FAST for SharePoint. DataFacet’s automatic document tagging enhances the parametric capabilities of FAST to provide quicker, more accurate search results.

Microsoft Senior Product Manager Ryan Duguid commented that “advanced taxonomy management and auto-classification of enterprise documents are both logical extensions and enhancements of the new features of SharePoint 2010. The DataFacet solution from WAND can rapidly reduce the burden of tagging from end users, increasing information value and making it easier to find and leverage content in SharePoint 2010. DataFacet is also a great solution for SharePoint 2007 customer looking to migrate to SharePoint 2010 and take advantage of the great new taxonomy capabilities by automatically tagging existing content across the enterprise.”

George Everitt, Chief Architect of DataFacet, emphasized the importance of ease of use for taxonomy management solutions. “From implementing over fifty demanding enterprise information retrieval solutions over the past fifteen years, I learned what works and what does not work in the real world. The DataFacet solution is the result of understanding enterprise requirements for high-performance taxonomy and tagging solutions.” He continued to say that “DataFacet is engineered to be extraordinarily easy to understand and use, while providing the throughput necessary for modern environments.”

About WAND, Inc.
Since 1995, WAND has developed structured multi-lingual vocabularies with related tools and services to power precision search and classification applications on the internet. WAND’s Taxonomy library contains more than 500 domain specific taxonomies including industry vertical packages, jobs, travel, retail, medical, and general enterprise search topics with more domains being added on a regular basis. Although based in Denver, Colorado, WAND’s taxonomies are available in 13 global languages. For more information about WAND’s taxonomies and services, please visit http://www.wandinc.com and http://www.datafacet.com

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