Access Innovations CEO to Focus on Semantic Web & Critical Role of Taxonomies and Indexing Systems


Albuquerque, NM (August 17, 2005) – Jay Ven Eman, Chief Executive Officer of content management specialists Access Innovations, will help focus information and e-commerce industry attention on the critical role taxonomies and indexing systems play in the proper set-up and management of a wide range of online research, knowledge-sharing and e-commerce services.

Ven Eman will offer his analysis during two presentations next month at the InfoX Showcase conference series (, to be held September 27th & 28th in New York City.

Access Innovations is a platinum sponsor of the Taxonomy Boot Camp, one of the InfoX events. In his presentation for the Boot Camp, “Before You Begin: Defining the Requirements,” Ven Eman will discuss the steps companies, government agencies, and others should take before customizing taxonomies to maximize effective searching of research and current awareness intelligence databases.

At the Innovations in Search conference, another InfoX event, Ven Eman’s presentation, “The Myth of Topic Maps,” will delve into issues surrounding topic maps and how they relate to the emerging semantic web, a vast array of initiatives to automatically recognize and categorize content on web sites so that software agents can automatically interact with the web-based services.

“Across a spectrum of web-based activities, content and resource managers are asking what the semantic web will mean for them. Managers of e-commerce sites, in-house corporate research networks and numerous other electronic services see the potential of automating research, purchasing and other functions, but remain uncertain about how to begin the process,” Ven Eman said. “I hope to use my talk to help clarify some the complexities involved.”

Ven Eman noted that Access Innovations’ decades-proven proficiency is at the core of evolving semantic web design. “Since the 1970s, we have been all about understanding the meaning of words and how words interact. We’ve pioneered the automation of linking words in content pools through machine-aided indexing systems. Now that expertise is front and center for the next generation of web design.”

Ven Eman recently published a white paper detailing how Access Innovations’ OWL Export Module software component works for semantic web design. It can be read at


About Access Innovations, Inc.

Founded in 1978, the privately owned Access Innovations, Inc. ( offers an extensive line of information management and database construction services for academic institutions, government agencies and industry. The company’s suite of Data Harmony ( products provides tools and services to publishers, both primary and secondary, and to database producers, online and web-based directory publishers, corporate libraries, web portals and to corporations and associations with large intranets. The Data Harmony suite includes Thesaurus Master™, M.A.I.™, XIS™ – the XML Intranet System, and more than 40 Knowledge Domains (taxonomies and rule bases for license).

The company’s NewsIndexer™ service, used to track news reports published around the world in electronic media, utilizes a specialized vocabulary of terms reflecting the media’s evolving vernacular.

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