Access Innovations Updates Thesaurus, Creates New Taxonomy for IEEE As Part of Research Services Enhancement Push


Albuquerque, NM (January 2, 2007) – Access Innovations, Inc. (AI), content management specialists and publishers of the Data Harmony™ suite of taxonomy software tools, said today that it is working with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), one of the world’s largest publishers of technical research, to improve the group’s online research services.

AI has updated IEEE’s in-house thesaurus, which could one day improve searching of IEEE’s vast repository of published research and other editorial materials.  Access Innovations has also created a new taxonomy to structure the content. The new taxonomy, which reflects professional terminology used by IEEE’s more than 40 separate societies and interest groups, provides another basis for guided navigation of the content pool in addition to Inspec-controlled terms presently used.

IEEE publishes nearly a third of the world’s technical literature, focused in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Its portfolio includes journals, magazines, and conference proceedings and, in cooperation with publishers John Wiley and Sons Inc., technical books, monographs, guides, and textbooks. The group has more than 365,000 members worldwide.

AI’s Data Harmony taxonomy creation and management software, now being deployed by IEEE, features an advanced content indexing and text structuring system, which in turn enables IEEE to offer a sophisticated search engine that generates more accurate, relevant results.

“Our members around the world expect us to remain at the cutting edge of content management innovation,” said Elisabeth Moscara, IEEE senior information analyst in indexing and database production. “Access Innovations is a vital partner as we continue to improve the functionality and accuracy of our search services.”

The assignment from IEEE is the latest in a series of projects undertaken by Access Innovations for numerous professional associations and industry groups. In recent years, the company’s clients have included the American Chemical Society, The American Society for Information Science & Technology, the American Water Works Association, the New Jersey Hospitals Association, and the Special Libraries Association.

“Professional associations, whatever field they represent, have a common need to provide their members with the best possible membership information and content services,” said Marjorie M.K. Hlava, Access Innovations chairman and president. “Our products and services allow our clients to be more productive as they prepare their materials for online availability, and then to offer a more robust, cost-effective means to manage that content.”


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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