Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Online – Remo Platform
(Times are listed in Eastern)

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Tech Check and Networking

This time is set aside to allow meeting attendees to log in to the platform and troubleshoot any technical issues.




10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Welcome and Introductions

Heather Kotula, VP, Marketing and Communications, and Barry Bealer, Chief Revenue Officer, Access Innovations, Inc.






10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Data Harmony Features Update

Jack Bruce, Chief Taxonomist, and Jeffrey Gordon, Lead Software Engineer, Access Innovations, Inc.

Access Innovations staff will describe updates to and new features in the Data Harmony software since the February 2021 DHUG meeting and provide sneak peeks at what is under development.



11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Introducing Data Harmony Hub

Barry Bealer, Chief Revenue Officer, Access Innovations, Inc.

Barry will introduce the concept of our new Data Harmony Hub managed service.



2:45 PM –3:15 PM Case Study: Taking Search Suggestions to the Next Level

Lauren Sapira, Director, Sci/Tech Digital Products, McGraw-Hill Professional

Learn how McGraw Hill has leveraged their taxonomy to improve the suggested search terms that Access Engineering makes to users, including decluttering typeahead suggestions while supporting spelling variants/stemming as non-preferred terms (NPTs) and suggesting broader/narrower/related search terms when users search on a taxonomy term.



3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Case Study: Clinical Trials Project

Travis Hicks, Director of Web Operations, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Looking to broaden indexing of content and unlock new relationships across content, ASCO worked with Access Innovations to create a new vocabulary covering all clinical trials producing research for ASCO meetings and journals. This talk will review challenges of identifying pertinent trials from a government-sponsored list and establishing a rules base to properly index the ASCO research corpus with related clinical trials.

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Case Study: Intelligent Object Based Decision Making (pending approval)

John Yokley, President, CEO and Founder, Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS)


The United States Air Force (USAF) needs to more rapidly make decisions based on Activity Based Intelligence (ABI) and Object Based Production (OBP) data. Analyzing very large amounts of geospatial and decentralized rich text data is necessary to support successful intelligence operations. PTFS and Access Innovations are working to develop and provide the USAF with ontological AI/ML-based information tools that help the decision-making processes. Completion of the SBIR will provide the ACC/A2 with an ABI/OBP workflow solution which will integrate with existing analyst workflows and provide an extensible automated ontological and AI/ML framework that will enable a rapid and effective decision-making advantage.