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Five Key Classification Steps to Achieve Efficient Data Governance

Here we cover how to address the problems posed by a legacy system that has inadequate metadata in terms of both detail as well as coverage. Existing document types don’t have the metadata needed to support efficient governance and use, and new document types need to be created. Unless an organization is familiar with the […]

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Beyond Metadata Buzz: Ensure Discovery, Distribution & Insight

The importance of metadata cannot be over emphasized as evidenced by John Horodyski’s most recent contribution to CMS Wire. Horodyski of Optimity Advisors makes a strong case for metadata as a critical first step with any project that involves managing content. Apparently, workers waste more than 40 percent of their time searching for existing assets. […]

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Information Discovery: Beyond Traditional Classification Approaches

We are often asked about our classification capabilities, which complement our intelligent image and document capture. Since many solution providers in the document capture arena talk about providing “automatic document classification,” it’s worth exploring what this means. In most cases, it means the act of grouping documents or batch processing for the purposes of identifying […]

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Silver Bullet: Broken Promise of Unstructured Search

I’m revealing my age here (or maybe just my nerdiness), but I remember a 70s movie called “Logan’s Run”. Its main premise was that, at the age of 30, you went to “Sanctuary” where you were supposed to move on to a great next life. Everyone’s happy. Spoiler alert: Logan seeks the truth and finds […]

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Information Governance Takes Center Stage

Information governance takes center stage in Jason R. Baron’s most recent article, and it’s worth the read. He examines recent research findings of The Information Governance Initiative, a relatively new, but very active, consortium focused on advancing the understanding and practices associated with information governance. We’ve all heard (and are probably tired) of big data, information […]

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Document Classification – Two words that cover a lot of ground

With the age of “big data” and “information chaos” upon us, a lot of attention has turned to how to “tame” the large volumes of information traversing the physical and virtual boundaries of organizations. The concept of informaiton governance, while not entirely new, has taken a larger prominance in media and within industry. Within information […]

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The Future of Automated Document Classification

I recently attended an AIIM webinar titled “Capture Anywhere-to-Process: The Need for Auto-Classification.” If you’re a member you can catch the recording at this link. In it, Seth Maislin of Earley& Associates made a very good case for the value of automated classification for the purposes of streamlining multi-channel and multi-format document capture to get the […]

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The New Information Governance Paradigm

The term and notion of Information Governance is getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason. Information is the lifeblood of businesses today and properly managing and governing its collection and use is a fundamental corporate imperative. As the volume and variety of enterprise information continues to grow, so does the need […]

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Video | Document Classification and Separation

Preparing documents for scanning is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. For physical paper documents, paper clips, staples, etc. must be manually removed, and barcode separator sheets must be added to organize batches. Even if the documents are already in digital form, they are still typically reviewed to ensure the quality of the files. For example […]

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The Reality and Hidden Truth of Document Classification

When someone says “document classification” what immediately comes to mind? Chances are, the answer to that question is highly dependent upon who you are, what role you play within an organization, and your familiarity with document capture or management software. The key to a good definition is a good understanding of how document classification is […]

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Why Document Classification Matters in Capture Software

A key component of capture and Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR) software is document classification. It allows automatic classification of all types of documents based on content or structure with minimal human intervention. Document content varies enormously and makes classification particularly challenging. Business documents can include anything from highly structured forms, such as applications, to highly […]

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