Inline Tagging

Inline Tagging is a Web service to automatically find and label text strings in a graphical user interface (GUI). It keeps the context in view when M.A.I.™ makes a subject-indexing match during analysis of input text. A reader doesn’t have to click away from the content they’re reading, to learn more…

What the software does 

This Data Harmony extension inserts an XML ‘wrapper element’ around matched words. In other words, it finds and labels concepts from your taxonomy in full-text documents. The inline wrapper can be configured so the interface is presenting functions that the user can activate at the exact spot where M.A.I. is suggesting a relevant subject term.

‘Why is that important? What happens next?’ 

The Inline Tagging API can retrieve any element from the thesaurus term record to offer relevant information at the precise location of matching content, and it handles this ‘on the fly.’ This capability makes it convenient for a Web developer to implement customized functions for the user – exactly where vocabulary terms are matched by Data Harmony with words or phrases in the text.

You can configure options for users to interact with words and phrases in the inline text while keeping the context of the full-text article in view, simultaneously.

Inline Tagging display possibilities

The interface where users access M.A.I. can have three kinds of Inline Tagging Web services: inline displays, mouseovers and clickable functions. Data Harmony users see:

  • Matched words displaying in bold, italics or underline; or in different colors and font-styles
  • The matching term’s name and other information appears when mouse cursor hovers over the inline content
  • Web-based functions that can be activated with a mouse-click, like opening a hyperlink in a new tab

Powered by your vocabulary and rule base – opening doors to related information

Matches in the inline text are based on an organization’s taxonomy or thesaurus and accompanying rule base, stored in their Data Harmony installation. Driven by data already stored in the vocabulary term records, Inline Tagging offers users immediate access to supplemental information about the Preferred Term, and related concepts. The more robust the term record structure is, the greater the possibilities are for taking advantage of this powerful Data Harmony enhancement!

Inline Tagging action is especially useful for lengthy documents, because the Web service can take someone conducting a search directly to the information they searched for – in its original context. Instead of merely knowing that a retrieved document matched your search parameters somewhere… you can find out where in the text the searched-for concept was actually found!

Featured in the TestMAI interface 

In M.A.I. and MAIstro installations, you can see a straightforward usage of Inline Tagging functionality by running TestMAI.

In TestMAI, load your input file for indexing, then press the ‘MAI’ button. Data Harmony applies inline tags to the input text and generates a statistical summary showing the list of matched terms, along with the number of times each term was mentioned in the article.

Example Output

Inline Tagging is a fast, effective and very practical way to enrich metadata information associated with an article record.

Implementation options – configure Web functions that enhance user interactivity with your data

To implement Inline Tagging, an organization needs a Data Harmony installation containing their taxonomy (or thesaurus) and corresponding rule base. A Web development professional familiar with your organization’s taxonomy or thesaurus configures the functions in your user interface based on the structured scheme of the vocabulary term records.

Professionals at Access Innovations may already be familiar with your organization’s taxonomy or thesaurus – services are available for configuration of straightforward functions in your graphical user interface, based on vocabulary structure.