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Access Innovations explains that its Data Harmony Suite is designed to enhance the organization of information by systematically applying a taxonomy or thesaurus in total integration. The company adds that MAIstro, the flagship software module of the Data Harmony line, combines Thesaurus Master (for taxonomy creation and maintenance) with M.A.I. (Machine Aided Indexer) for interactive text analysis and better subject tagging.

The company further says Data Harmony software gives users the power to quickly attach precise indexing terms to their content items, reflecting the controlled vocabulary of their business sector or academic discipline at document level, in the metadata. With the MAIstro interface, editors can adjust vocabulary terms or corresponding rules that govern indexing, to generate highly accurate and consistent subject metadata for content objects. The MAIstro rule-building screen and indexing rule base syntax are said to be intuitive and accessible to non-programmers.

New features and improvements to Data Harmony software for MAIstro in the newest release include:

  • emphasis display in Thesaurus Master—permitting use of bolding, italics and underlining for terms;
  • new Thesaurus Master export formats—Web ontology language (OWL2), full path XML to support XML-driven content management systems and systems that rely on bread crumb navigation and the custom XML Fields format (users select the fields to be included when generating an export);
  • enhanced Adobe PDF support—test MAI supports text from newer, full-feature PDFs, to be used during spot-testing of the indexing rule base; and
  • improvements to Thesaurus Master’s Import Module and the Data Harmony command line project creation tool—for improved preservation of source file term IDs.

New features in M.A.I. 3.9 include:

  • support for returning the full path of suggested terms;
  • enhanced reporting features for identifying the usage of conditional rules;
  • increased maximum rule length, to allow for more complex and specific rule-building;
  • easy implementation of secure server login (SSL) beginning at project creation, if desired; and
  • more flexible and more memory-efficient capabilities for implementation with inline tagging.

The company says Data Harmony 3.9 application developers placed an emphasis on creatively leveraging API calls to accomplish specialized goals for existing Data Harmony customers, resulting in new software packages becoming available for the first time. Data Harmony API calls offer a method for system administrators to facilitate ongoing Web services for Data Harmony users. API calls also provide a way to configure direct machine-to-machine operations for processing information stored in Data Harmony. All APIs are available as Web services.

Additional major updates in this Data Harmony software release include improvements to Search Harmony and the addition of a new service, Data Harmony’s Author Submit extension module.


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