Glyphs can be used to consistently deconstruct, classify, and attribute large volumes of files permitting effective management of them. Deconstruction breaks files into their smallest visual elements, classification uses data visualization at the page level, and attribution selects specified glyphs or their text values from within classifications. Deconstruction The word “glyph” has several meanings. In […]

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The central theme of David Weinberger’s book Everything is Miscellaneous* is that no single method of classification serves all purposes, and it is a concept worth considering when designing classification schemes for enterprise content management (“ECM”). One example of a classification scheme that he uses is the well-known periodic table which arranges basic elements in […]

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In Everything is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger points out that no single classification system will necessarily best serve all those who use the classified content, and he points out several tools used by popular websites to let individual users create and share what they consider to be significant information. Many of those tools could be applied to improve the […]

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The usual approach to classifying files or documents in an enterprise collection of unstructured content is top-down: determine what the classifications should be and then write rules or scripts on how to place individual files in the predetermined classifications. This presupposes a comprehensive knowledge of what’s in a collection and what attributes can be used […]

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The legal and reputational risks associated with mismanaging PII and other sensitive data are well known, and one of the most challenging areas is managing PII in  “unstructured” content – the files and documents found on file shares, local drives, and removable media. You know that PII (or PCI or PHI or IP) is in there, […]

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A recent AIIM survey report, “Information Governance, records, risks and retention in the litigation age” (link), highlights issues faced by organizations in trying to manage their documents: Custodian-based classification doesn’t work Disc storage is steadily growing with no end in sight Nobody ever seems to delete any electronic records Organizations want to unify their treatment […]

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The BeyondRecognition Network

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