The objective of supply chain integration is to make better decisions with less risk by receiving timely information about supply and demand factors occurring up and down-stream. Ideally, this would involve IT system-level integration of companies with all their suppliers and customers for real time access to data in both directions. Unfortunately, multiple significant barriers often […]

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Real property ownership is often depicted on 2-dimensional maps or plats having North-South and East-West coordinates. Two dimensions are adequate when property rights only involve surface uses of the earth or near-surface uses like easements, utility lines or cable. Two dimensions even work when mineral leases cover subsurface property rights so long as all the […]

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Architectural and engineering drawings stored by an organization are often created over many years using multiple systems. However, they can be effectively managed by taking a unified approach to how they are indexed and linked. A unified approach includes a machine-based analysis of: All drawing formats, including scanned paper drawings and native CAD/CAM files. All types of […]

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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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Enterprise Content Management systems enable organizations to work effectively with their unstructured content. ECM typically takes a more holistic view of an organization’s documents than e-discovery and enhances the ability to retrieve and analyze documents beyond what e-discovery is typically able to achieve. ECM classifies unstructured content, provides controlled access to it, and assigns granular […]

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Selection bias occurs when data are selected for analysis in a way that not all objects being evaluated are equally likely to be selected. This results in samples that are not representative of entire populations. An extreme example would be predicting the presidential race by only sampling New York City or Los Angeles, or predicting all […]

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Simpson’s Paradox is a kind of statistical brain teaser that provides lessons on text analytics and choosing the best tools to work with enterprise content. The “paradox” is that sometimes trends that seem apparent when data are analyzed as separate groups become reversed or disappear when the groups are combined. An example of Simpson’s Paradox […]

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The Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom (“DIKW”) model is a useful for examining how well an organization is doing in deriving value from its unstructured content. In his book, Too Big to Know,* David Weinberger credits Russell Ackoff, a leading organizational theorist, with making a pyramid-shaped depiction of the DIKW model in a 1988 address to the International Society for […]

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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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The BeyondRecognition Network

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