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Getting the Point & Survey Results Show that Meta-Tagging is Appallingly Low in Enterprises

Getting the Point & Survey Results Show that Meta-Tagging is Appallingly Low in Enterprises

Getting the Point: A New Research Report by Mindmetre Research.

An independent study called “Getting the Point” produced by Mindmetre Research indicates that while Microsoft SharePoint is emerging as the industry standard for content management the most effective SharePoint-based solutions tend to combine the platform’s powerful capabilities with specialist applications that can improve the end-user experience and fill gaps in functionality.

Semaphore, the Content Intelligence Platform, already provides a comprehensive integrated solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint 2010. Smartlogic's Semaphore for SharePoint 2010 extends Term Store and social Tagging capabilities using robust and scalable web services and SharePoint farm level services. Any List, Page or Document library content is automatically classified against one or more taxonomies. Semaphore navigation web parts improve the user experience for Fast for SharePoint or Native SharePoint search, including features such as the tag cloud, taxonomy browser, topic visualization, enhanced refinement panel and taxonomy breadcrumb. A search-result 'tag-based navigation' and an ontology-based 'Suggest as you type' which disambiguates search queries at source. In addition, the 'Content Type Updater' works alongside content organizer rules to determine the Content Type based on automatic classification. Ultimately, Semaphore for SharePoint 2010 adds common metadata across all SharePoint content to help manage and find information without putting additional demands on the end-users.

Survey Results Show that Meta-Tagging is Appallingly Low in Enterprises

A survey carried out by Smartlogic at Taxonomy Boot Camp in Washington DC showed that meta-tagging is appallingly low in enterprises.  More than 2/3 of the respondents checked the <40% box to the question:  To what extent do you think documents in your organization are accurately meta-tagged to enable people to find the exact information they are looking for quickly and easily.   It is not surprising then that search is also especially bad within organizations.  A more detailed report of this survey will be sent out to those who signed up with us at the Taxonomy Boot Camp. If you are interested in this report, send us an email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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