Concept Searching Honored in KMWorld’s Hall of Distinction

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Thought Leadership and Innovative Technologies Contribute to Recognition of Concept Searching in the Knowledge Management Industry

the RMDA have realized the value of the Smart Content Framework™ to control their content assets and maximize the value of unstructured content to meet business objectives.

Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, has been honored in KMWorld’s Hall of Distinction for its thought leadership in the information management and analytics industry.

Concept Searching is the only platform independent statistical metadata generation and classification software company in the world that uses concept extraction and compound term processing to significantly improve access to unstructured information.

A significant problem with unstructured content is the inability to capture meaningful metadata. This often places the burden on the knowledge professional, and it is still at best highly subjective, rendering the metadata meaningless and without context. Without the ability to identify and capture ‘concepts within content’, provide auto-classification and manage the content with powerful taxonomy tools, the improvement of search, records management, data privacy, and compliance cannot be accomplished.

To achieve this ability to manage unstructured content, a framework to incorporate the logical progression of managing these assets needs to be implemented, which Concept Searching calls the Smart Content Framework™. This approach is at its core knowledge management, but is extensible to information governance focusing on unstructured content. An Enterprise Metadata Repository is the center of the framework that enables the proactive management of content. This is an enterprise infrastructure component tightly integrated with the management of the lifecycle of content. From this, enterprise search, compliance, records management, and data privacy issues can be addressed and managed.

“The evolution of knowledge management now requires a more sophisticated approach to solve unstructured content challenges, which for many organizations is now becoming a high priority”, said Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching. “The ability to integrate not only strategy, process and measurement, but also proven technology that is powerful yet flexible, is a solution that positions an organization to gain control of its unstructured content. Concept Searching’s clients, such as Market Research.com, the NASA Safety Center, OppenheimerFunds, Perkins+Will, the US Army Medical Command, and the US Army – Records Management and Declassification Agency have realized the value of the Smart Content Framework™ to control their content assets and maximize the value of unstructured content to meet business objectives,” he concluded.

Read Concept Searching’s views in ‘Knowledge Management – Then, Now and The Future’.

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About Concept Searching
Founded in 2002, Concept Searching provides software products that deliver conceptual metadata generation, auto-classification, and powerful taxonomy management from the desktop to the enterprise. Concept Searching, developer of the Smart Content Framework™, provides organizations with a method to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. This information governance framework utilizes a set of technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of information assets, resulting in increased organizational performance and agility.

Concept Searching is the only platform independent statistical metadata generation and classification software company in the world that uses concept extraction and compound term processing to significantly improve access to unstructured information. The Concept Searching Microsoft suite of technologies runs natively in SharePoint 2010, FAST, Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI, and in Microsoft Office applications.

The building blocks of Concept Searching’s Smart Content Framework™ are being used by organizations from a diverse number of industries including the US Army, the US Air Force, the UK MOD, Baker Hughes, Deloitte, Logica, NASA Safety Center, OppenheimerFunds, Point B, Perkins+Will, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Burns & McDonnell, MarketResearch.com, the US Department of Health & Human Services, Transport for London, the London Fire Brigade, the National Transportation Safety Board, and Xerox.

Headquartered in the US with offices in the UK, South Africa and Canada, Concept Searching solves the problem of finding, organizing, and managing information capital far beyond search and retrieval. The technologies are being used to drive intelligent migration, enable effective records management, identify and lock down sensitive information and enhance governance. For more information about Concept Searching’s solutions and technologies please visit http://www.conceptsearching.com

About KMWorld
KMWorld is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge, Document and Content Management systems market. KMWorld informs more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes, and subsequent success stories, that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc. For more information visit http://www.kmworld.com

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